Vineta Kaulaca (1971)
Vineta Kaulaca's works in Latvian contemporary art have already been defined as an equivqlent to good and well-considered painting, as an awareness of the reality of this time. It is created by a person of great erudition, in-depth research of the contemporary art trends. In Vineta Kaulaca's style of painting there is influence from Latvian art traditions and English school of painting, and also German style of photography.
Her work is mostly about perception: the way we look at the world, building up an image of the whole from different fragments. It involves comparing the different perceptions of time bound to the specific spaces.
How to paint the memory of the seen moment or a second in the flow of time?
How to paint movement and the relationship between speed and slowness?
These are the questions that the artist is putting to herself and is looking for answer on canvas with the help of paint and photo.
Vineta Kaulaca has a Master’s degree from the Art Academy of Latvia (2002). She has studied at the Berlin Art University, at the Visual Communication department (1999-2000, Germany) and at Humboldt State University, at the Photo and Painting departments (1995-1996, California, USA). She has been participating at exhibitions since 1990, and been part of more than 80 group shows, and organized 26 solo shows in Latvia and abroad.
Her recent exhibitions include solo show Overlays, Maksla XO gallery, Riga, Latvia (2018); solo show Kaleidoscope, Permanent Representation of Latvia to the European Union, Brussels, Belgium (2017);Women Power, Mayson Gallery, New York, USA (2017); Arte Laguna Prize finalists exhibition at the Arsenale, Venice, Italy (2017); Hiperrealism – Movement Manifestations in Latvia, exhibition hall Arsenals of the Latvian National Museum of Art, Riga, Latvia (2017); Surface Memory, Maksla XO gallery, Riga, Latvia (2016); Failed Utopias, the No.4A gallery, Malvern, UK (2016); The London Intensive, the Camden Arts Centre, London, UK (2015); Latvian ArtMonth, Abu Dhabi Art Hub and Jumeirah& Etihad Towers, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates (2015); Latvian Contemporary Art, European Parliament, Brussels, Belgium (2015); ”Transfers / 56°56′51″N 24°6′23″E”, the Joyart Gallery, 798 Art Zone, Beiing, China (2014); NordArt2013, Kunstwerk Carlshütte, Büdelsdorf, Germany (2013); Fresh Latvian Painting, Art House Tartu, Estonia (2012); Centre-Periphery, Palazzo delle Esposizione, Rome (2012).
Vineta Kaulaca's works are in public collections: Latvian National Museum of Art (Riga, Latvia), Art in Embassies. US Embassy (Riga, Latvia), Federculture (Rome, Italy), The European Parliament (Brussels, Belgium), Imago Mundi, Luciano Benetton collection (Italy), ABLV Bank Contemporary Art Collection (Riga, Latvia), Contemporary Art Collection of Swedbank (Riga, Latvia).
Vineta Kaulaca lives and works in Riga, Latvia.