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Vita Opolskyte Emerging artist

Artist's country of origin: Lithuania

Vita Opolskyte graduated with Master’s degree in painting from Vilnius Academy of Arts. She has been participating in group exhibitions, art projects and workshops.

The basic point in her creation is the interior. She is inspired by the so-called Alice in Wonderland syndrome, which is characterised by distortions of perception of the size and distance of visible objects, she is combining 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, she is creating canvases imbued with a kind of mystical cosiness.

These 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. She is implying 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 she explores the relation between reality and fiction, analyzing inner and visible world confrontation, examining relationship between artist, art work and viewer. Her paintings are a mixture of individual mythology and universal symbols, intimate personal and general cultural experiences. 


Calle de las Infantas by Vita Opolskyte
Calle de las Infantas  
118 x 101 cm
You Don't Belong Here (Everlasting Party) by Vita Opolskyte
You Don't Belong Here (Everlasting Party)  
121 x 153 cm
The Landscape of the Night II (Bed-time stories after Winter) by Vita Opolskyte
The Landscape of the Night II (Bed-time stories after Winter)  
122 x 130 cm
The Landscape of the Night. For all the Saints by Vita Opolskyte
The Landscape of the Night. For all the Saints  
103 x 130 cm
Scrambled Thoughts by Vita Opolskyte
Scrambled Thoughts  
110 x 113 cm

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