Common Issues in Painting and Every-day Life 6: Crapstraction. The First One.
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.