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04.04. - 01.05.2012. Vineta Kaulaca "ABSORBTION"

04.04.2012. - 01.05.2012.

Galerija "Māksla XO"

Elizabetes iela 14, Rīga, LV 1010

"Lunchtime" 2012, acrylic on canvas, 150x120

Vineta Kaulaca “Absorption”

Gallery “Maksla XO” from 04.04. to 01.05.2012


The exhibition “Absorption” is an attempt to touch that, which so closely keeps our eyes focussed on past testimonies and photos. Testimonies to a passage of time which marks the 1970s as childhood territory and its continuation found in today`s space that was once seen with the eyes of a child. To light which is absorbed and still found in   different quality black and white photos, found in almost every family photo album belonging to a certain generation. Fragments of time and experience collect in an unbroken flow, densely covering first impressions. Each moment separates past from present, present from future and only memory can unite the flow and guide it, freeing up a sequential place for an existing moment.

For this series of paintings, selected photos serve as a certain reference point, the motifs of these pictures are at once very private and at the same time witnesses of a belonging to a definite time and space. The less clarity the image provides, the longer our gaze is sustained. Memory closely associates a person`s past, present and future, allowing for the potential to experience sequential time and orientation in space. With the help of memory, the reproduced event has created an entirely new place, a so far non-existent space of consciousness, even though preliminary coordiantes can be found on a map of space and time. The process of painting vests physical tangible substance to light and time by allowing them to be touched.

                                                                                                                                   Vineta Kaulaca, 2012


Vineta Kaulaca was born in 1971 in Riga and graduated from The Latvian Academy of Arts. She studied at the Berlin University of the Arts, in the Visual Communication department (UdK Germany) and Humboldt State University, at the Photo and Painting department ( California, USA).

For the personal exhibition “Exercise in Mnemonics” in the gallery “Maksla XO” (from January 13th to February 8th) Vineta Kaulaca is nominated for the prestigious“Purvitis Award 2013”.


Vineta Kaulaca works are included in numerous public collections:

Latvian National Museum of Art/ Riga, Latvia
Art in Embassies. Embassy of TheUnited States/Riga,Latvia
Contemporary Art Collection of Swedbank / Riga, Latvia
Swedbank Contemprary Art Collection/ Riga, Latvia
Collection of Unibank / Riga, Latvia
Collection of DNB Bank / Riga, Latvia
Art in Embassies.US Embassy / Riga, Latvia
Federculture / Rome, Italy
The European Parliament Collection/ Brussels, Belgium

Private collections: USA, Austria, the Czech Republic, Ireland, France, Latvia, Great Britain, Mexico, Slovakia, Finland, Switzerland, Germany.