My practice is inspired by my formative years growing up in Latvia where fleeting moments of extravagance and opulence were frequently replaced with feelings of loss and betrayal. Consequently, my art reflects my own inner conflict; whilst I have an appreciation of beauty and perfection, my work is often tainted with cynicism and darkness.
I’m intrigued by perspectives on the human condition. My paintings are mostly figurative scenes that have a glimpse of the brutal reality of our mortal existence. I paint subjects that reflect a modern decadent lifestyle where the underlying reality differs to the surface. I experiment with composition and texture, painting solidness against transparency, creating contrasting relationships.
2011 – 2014 BA(hons) Product & Furniture Design, Kingston University, UK
2007 – 2011 Riga Design and Art School, Latvia
2018 Apr “Perspective on the human condition”, Menier Gallery, London, UK
2014 Graduation Show, Business Design Center, London, UK
2011 Graduation show, Riga Design and Art School, Latvia
Awards / Scholarships/ Prizes/ Residencies
2019 longlisted for beerslondon.com gallery's annual contemporary visions