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Vita Opolskyte

1992
Vilnius, Lithuania

29 Works exhibited on Kooness

Current location

Lithuania

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Works by Vita Opolskyte

After that

2017

50 x 44cm

530,00 €

Still life with "cheshki"

2016

60 x 60cm

680,00 €

Calle de las Infantas

2016

101 x 118cm

1200,00 €

Tuesday

2018

45 x 55cm

570,00 €

Monotipia?

2018

80 x 60cm

800,00 €

Like in oil

2018

24 x 18cm

240,00 €

Flowers

2018

15 x 15cm

170,00 €

Poem for myself

2018

30 x 24cm

310,00 €

Map

2018

50 x 40cm

510,00 €

Everytime is 10_46

2018

40 x 40cm

450,00 €

I guess

2018

70 x 40cm

620,00 €

Everything is gucci!

2018

80 x 100cm

1000,00 €

Spring

2018

50 x 50cm

570,00 €

Ford

2018

60 x 55cm

650,00 €

December

2018

50 x 50cm

570,00 €

Jammi

2018

40 x 40cm

450,00 €

Aim

2018

50 x 50cm

570,00 €

Geda

2018

70 x 70cm

800,00 €

For the 10th April

2018

86 x 94cm

1000,00 €

Milkyway

2018

125 x 150cm

1600,00 €

Be my guest (+3)

2018

103 x 110cm

1200,00 €

He found an echo in her

2019

100 x 114cm

1200,00 €

(Un)intentionally

2018

82 x 72cm

870,00 €

Gaudute

2018

90 x 90cm

1000,00 €

A Bedtime Prayer

2018

105 x 120cm

1300,00 €

étalon

2019

80 x 61cm

800,00 €

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