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17. From Tools, Techniques and Actions (Tools)

17. From Tools, Techniques and Actions (Tools)

Industrial alkyd on paper, framed
49 × 68 cm
2017
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Introduction

Starting price 150 €
Gathering at Kogo Auction on June 5th 2021

For the auction, Elīna Vītola has donated three paintings on paper from the series “From Tools, Techniques and Actions (Tools)”. This series has served as a base from which a lot of other Elīna Vītola’s works has grown. It was created at a time when she was actively researching painting techniques and materials from recent history. These sketches, where one can see different painter’s tools, are painted with industrial alkyd colour produced by Riga Varnish and Paint Factory.

Learn more about the artist and look at her other artworks.

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About the artist

Elīna Vītola (b. 1986) is an artist based in Riga. Her conceptual and visually vibrant work varies from paintings to complex communal installations involving several other artists and creative practitioners. Classically trained as a painter at the Art Academy of Latvia (BA and MA), Vītola has taken up this medium as a companion in her artistic journey to disentangle some issues that are connected with her identity as an artist and the art world in general and to build new platforms for other artists. She has worked both as an artist and as a curator in organisations such as the Monumental Cafe and Low Gallery in Riga. Vītola has participated in exhibitions at the Latvian National Museum of Art, Kim? Contemporary Art Centre in Riga, Tallinn Art Hall, Kogo Gallery in Tartu and P/////AKT in Amsterdam. In 2018, she received the Nordic & Baltic Young Artist Award and in 2021 was shortlisted for the Purvītis Prize. Her works are in the collections of the Latvian National Museum of Art and the European Patent Office Collection.

 

More works by this artist

Installation: sofa, rolled up painting, oil on canvas, 210 × 2000 cm cm, 2018
Mural on the wall in acrylic ink, industrial alcyd on canvas panel, 2017-2018
Pigment fused on glass, 200 x 100 cm, 2023
3000 €
Pigment fused on glass, 200 x 100 cm, 2023
3000 €
Pigment fused on glass, 200 x 100 cm, 2023
3000 €
Blown glass, modified perfume, 10 x 10 x 13 cm, 2023
1000 €

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