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Vita Opolskyte

1992 Vilnius, Lithuania

29 Works exhibited

Current location

Lithuania

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  • About the Artist
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Vita Opolskyte (b. 1992) is an up-and-coming painter who studied painting at the Vilnius Academy of Arts and Karel de Grote University College in Belgium. She is an active participant of group exhibitions, artistic projects and workshops.

The basic point of reference in Vita Opolskyte’s creative pursuits is the interior. Inspired by the so-called Alice in Wonderland syndrome, which is characterised by distortions of perception of the size and distance of visible objects, the painter combines different scales of the represented interior objects (pieces of furniture, rugs, windows, doors and pictures), directions of perspective and vantage points. In this way, visually misleading, alogical and irrational spaces are created, in which fragments of real interiors and surrealistic elements are combined, customary and strange objects lie around, and small figures of children and animals appear as if from old photographs. Using decorative flattened forms, a calm rhythm of strokes and a subdued range of colours, the painter creates canvases imbued with a kind of mystical cosiness. Her paintings look like something in between an antique doll house and a horror film set, and are filled with a strange secret: one can almost hear the doors squeaking and quiet steps of little feet.

Opolskyte’s compositions defy the conventional approach to interior construction and stability, but the actual interior details and meticulously painted ornaments of home textiles lend some materiality and historicity to these spaces. The recognisable nostalgic elements – vintage interior aesthetics, textile patterns of our grandmothers and the stylistics of several decades old photographs – provoke the viewer’s memory and invite him or her to get involved. Thus, the artist emphasises the psychological and emotional suggestion of the represented situations. Opolskyte implies certain details of a literary narrative by visual hints and references in the titles of her works, but there is much more that remains unsaid and can only be presumed and felt. In this way the painter explores the relation between reality and fiction and encourages us to doubt what is true and trust ephemeral visions. Her paintings are a mixture of individual mythology and universal symbols, intimate personal and general cultural experiences.

Education

  • 2015 – 2017 Vilnius Academy of Art, Master program of Painting studies
  • 2011 – 2015 Vilnius Academy of Art, Bachelor program of Painting studies
  • 2013 – 2014 Antwerpen Karel de Grote University College
  • 2005 – 2010 Vilnius Justinas Vienozinskis Art School

Solo exhibitions

  • 2018 ‘Folie à deux’, Pamėnkalnio Gallery/The Rooster Gallery, Vilnius, Lithuania
  • 2014 ‘Medications for Reality’, gallery ‘LIIIm3 artspace’, Antwerp, Belgium

Exhibitions

  • 2018 March. In the time of coil spring, Lewben Art Foundation, M. Žilinskas Art Gallery, Kaunas, Lithuania
  • 2018 March. The Big Picture, The Rooster gallery, Vilnius, Lithuania
  • 2018 April. Fresh Paint international art fair, The Rooster Gallery, Tel Aviv, Israel
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  • 2018 January. Counterargument, “Meno parkas“ gallery, Kaunas, Lithuania
  • 2017 October. Finalists’ exhibition of Young Painter Prize, Titanikas gallery, Vilnius, Lithuania
  • 2017 October. International art fair YIA Paris #8, The Rooster gallery, Carreau du Teple, Paris, France
  • 2017 June. International art fair ArtVilnius’17, The Rooster gallery Vilnius, Litexpo, Lithuania
  • 2017 April. Accreditation, Titanikas gallery, Vilnius, Lithuania
  • 2017 April. International art fair YIA Brussels #9, The Rooster gallery, Square meeting center, Brussels, Belgium
  • 2016 December. ‘On the Table’, The Rooster Gallery, Vilnius, Lithuania
  • 2016 October. International art fair YIA Paris #7, The Rooster gallery, Carreau du Teple, Paris, France
  • 2016 June. International art fair ArtVilnius’16, The Rooster gallery Vilnius, Litexpo, Lithuania
  • 2016 May. International art fair ART LUCCA, The Rooster gallery, Lucca, Italy
  • 2016 April. Wunderkameraden, Meno forma gallery, Kaunas, Lithuania
  • 2015 June. International art fair ArtVilnius’15, The Rooster gallery Vilnius, Litexpo, Lithuania
  • 2015 Group show ‘Monday review’, ‘Vartai’ gallery, Vilnius, Lithuania
  • 2014 ‘Am I wrong’, St. Lucas Congress gallery, Antwerp, Belgium
  • 2014 ‘BA 3’, Karel de Grote University College, Antwerpen, Belgium
  • International contest ‘Young painters prize’15’, 2nd prize winner, Centre of creative industries ‘Pakrante’, Vilnius, Lithuania

Works by Vita Opolskyte

Order by

2017

50 x 44 cm

530,00 €

2016

60 x 60 cm

680,00 €

2016

101 x 118 cm

1200,00 €

2018

45 x 55 cm

570,00 €

2018

80 x 60 cm

800,00 €

2018

24 x 18 cm

240,00 €

2018

15 x 15 cm

170,00 €

2018

30 x 24 cm

310,00 €

Map

2018

50 x 40 cm

510,00 €

2018

40 x 40 cm

450,00 €

2018

70 x 40 cm

620,00 €

2018

80 x 100 cm

1000,00 €

2018

50 x 50 cm

570,00 €

2018

60 x 55 cm

650,00 €

2018

50 x 50 cm

570,00 €

2018

40 x 40 cm

450,00 €

Aim

2018

50 x 50 cm

570,00 €

2018

70 x 70 cm

800,00 €

2018

86 x 94 cm

1000,00 €

2018

125 x 150 cm

1600,00 €

2018

103 x 110 cm

1200,00 €

2019

100 x 114 cm

1200,00 €

2018

82 x 72 cm

870,00 €

2018

90 x 90 cm

1000,00 €

2018

105 x 120 cm

1300,00 €

2019

80 x 61 cm

800,00 €

2019

190 x 210 cm

2200,00 €

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