17. From Tools, Techniques and Actions (Tools)

17. From Tools, Techniques and Actions (Tools)

Industrial alkyd on paper, framed
49 × 68 cm

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.


About the artist

Elīna Vītola (born in 1986) studied painting in Riga, where she currently lives and works.

Painting, the picturesque and the points where they connect with everyday triviality are central issues in the oeuvre of Vītola. Her works are cheerful, curious, funny, visually challenging and play with Painting in the most diverse situations. The artist approaches colours, painting and painted objects in a conceptual way, posing humorous questions about its subject matter, technique and material. So in the exhibition space she presents a series of similar paintings depicting floor lamps, a nostalgic coffee thermos design and a page from a children’s book published in the Soviet era, on the last two of which she has discovered a vague abstract painting.

In her CV, Vītola had chosen to point out that she is interested in art and canned fruits — this phrase could be taken as a key handed to the viewer to unlock her works.

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
Industrial paint on canvas, 130 x 78,5 cm cm, 2017
1700 €