Oil Painting

Barbara Ābeltiņa

YEAR 1988
MEDIUM Oil painting

Biography —

Barbara Ābeltiņa (born 1988) graduated in 2017 from the Art Academy of Latvia with a Master’s degree in Painting.

She also holds a Master’s degree in Graphic Art and a Bachelor’s degree in Glass Art. Since 2011, she has participated in group exhibitions in Latvia, Lithuania, Poland and USA. She also won Artagonist Hotel Prize at Baltic Young Painter Prize 2017. She lives and works in Riga.

Unbearable Lightness of Being

Oil on canvas | 25 x 25 cm | 2019

Untitled 01

Oil on canvas | 20 x 20 cm | 2019

Untitled 02

Oil on wood | 31 x 25 cm | 2019

Untitled 03

Oil on canvas | 30 x 30 cm | 2018
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Artist Statement

Her paintings represent the idea that the art of our age does not necessarily have to carry an artificially added concept to fit the existing view that "art must have a meaning." A work of art may also be sufficient when performing its most basic function - to be a pure aesthetic pleasure without any subtexts. The artist should also not impose his interpretation as the only truth, but should allow the audience to give in to their personal experience and subjective feelings.

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