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19.11. - 31.12.2020 VINETA KAULACA "Waiting Room"

19.11.2020 - 31.12.2020

Galerija "Māksla XO"

Elizabetes iela 14, Rīga, LV 1010

Intensity. 2019, oil on canvas, 200x140cm


Waiting Room

„The relations with space have changed suddenly. The feeling of sparse time that we experienced in the spring has changed spatial relations too. Empty cities, streets, stations, airports, museums, theatres are no longer the result of a consciously guided imagination, but a new reality. The stream of initially unbelievable images that flooded the public media space has proven, that empty spaces are a sign of their times.
Intermediate state. The border state that creates the new reality. Increased awareness of the moment. Reality, as a changing system of relations, is constantly evolving. Perspective, full of tension, stretches into the unknown.
While creating this exhibition, I continue to work on a range of topics that view space, spatial relations and time as dimensions that can be seen due to change, shift of perceptual focus, distance. My creative activity is focused on spatial structures, the perception of which is enhanced and reproduced after purifying it from the superfluous. A space that stops the time or, on the contrary, runs ahead of it, captivating the gaze at the infinity of perspective. A space that creates a memory of its time. New reflect upon the new experience gained during this time” - Vineta Kaulaca.

Vineta Kaulaca's exhibition "Waiting Room" not only reflects the new relations and states of time and space, but also shows a new starting point - self-sufficient and free from its creator.The latest paintings are independent of their predecessors and are not a continuation of them. (Ilze Zeivate)

Vineta Kaulaca has a Master’s degree from the Art Academy of Latvia (2002). She has studied at the Berlin Art University, Visual Communication department (1999-2000, Germany) and at the Humboldt State University, Photo and Painting departments (1995-1996, California, USA). She has been participating at exhibitions since 1990, and exhibited her works in more than 80 group shows, as well as organized 27 solo shows in Latvia and abroad.
Her 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.