Alvīne Bautra (b.1990) is a Latvian contemporary painter. The portrait painting compositions embody the feeling of movement in slow motion. Her painted faces are in ceaceless intermediate states. These are snapshots between what was and what will be. The zooming on the faces or the seemingly calm figures are never frozen because the state of peace is utopian. The figures dance within themselves, allowing the movement of the soul, giving themselves to a peculiar trance when revelation occurs unconsciously.

The artist considers movement as a metaphor of human being, the human multi-layered nature, diversity and also uncertainty. Through the paintings she outlines the complicity of human mind and body in the existence.

The painting series of window surfaces tackles the topic of anonymity, which include the theme of alienation and uncertainty. The paintings depict steamed window surface, it almost asks you - what would you like to write on it? Thus it indirectly draws parallels with the anonymity people indulge on urban walls and through internet environment.

 

In 2019 graduated from Art Academy of Latvia, MA in Painting. She enriched knowledge at Kunsthochschule Berlin Weissensee in Germany (2014) and at Estonian Academy of Arts (2018). In 2018 she received Brederlo – von Sengbusch art prize. In 2019 and 2020 she has been nominated as one of the finalists in painting contest Young Painter Prize. In 2019 included in art book “100 Artists of the Future” and in 2020 “100 [HUNDRED]  Photographize Best Selected 2020 Vol. 01”.

 

Alvīne Bautra currently lives and works in Riga, Latvia.

Creative biography

Education 

2017- 2019

Art Academy of Latvia, department of painting, MA

2018

Estonian Academy of Arts, department of painting (exchange studies)

2014

Kunsthochschule Berlin Weissensee (exchange studies)

2012–2016

Art Academy of Latvia, department of painting, BA

2006–2010

Riga Building College, department of architecture

Creative Activities

Solo exhibitions (selection)

2021

2021

“Transs and Dance”, Jurmala City museum, Jurmala, Latvia

“Adaptation machine”, 17.06.2021.-17.07.2021., LOOK art gallery, Riga, Latvia

2019

“Random existence”, 12.11.19.-16.02.20.,GORS, Pils street 4, Rezekne, Latvia

2019

“Anonymous”, KAR gallery, Pils Street 2, Kuldiga, Latvia

2019

“Random existence”, Meno Parkas gallery, Kaunas, Lithuania

2017

„Human creatures”, Goethe Institut Riga, Torņa street 1, Latvia

Group exhibitions (selection)

2022

“Nord Art”, 4.june- 9.october, Büdelsdorf, Germany

"Stroke Art fair", 19.-22. May, Praterinsel, Munich, Germany

2021

“Where are people?”, National Gallery of Art, Vilnius, Lithuania

„Nord Art“, 5.June-10. October, Kunstwerk Carlshütte, Büdelsdorf, Germany

2020

“Young Painter Prize 2020”, Pakrante gallery, Vilnius, Lithuania

2019

“Young Painter Prize 2019”, VDA Titanikas exposition halls, Vilnius, Lithuania

„KUBOSHOW Art Fair”, 2.-3.November, Flottmann-Hallen, Herne, Germany

Contemporary Art Station in Paseig de Gracia Station Exhibition, 1.-31. July, Barcelona, Spain

“Fresh meat for critique”, graduation work exhibition, Kronvalda bulvāris 4, Riga, Latvia

„Games that people play“, Careva Gallery, Kaļķu 24,Riga,Latvia

2018

„Art Fair ArtVilnius’18”, represented by NOAR art platform, Litexpo, Vilnius, Lithuania

„KUBOSHOW Art Fair”, 6.-7.October, Flottmann-Hallen, Herne, Germany

„Young painting of Kaunas and Riga ’18”, shortlisted artist exhibition, M.K.Čiurlionis National Museum of Art, Kaunas Picture Gallery, K. Donelaičio 16, Kaunas, Lithuania

„Royal Arts Prize V.Edition”, shortlisted artist exhibition, 26.02.-09.03., La Gelleria, 30 Royal Opera Arcade, 5b Pall Mall Street, London, UK

2017

 „Affordable Art Fair”, 12.-15.October,represented by M.Art Gallery, Stockholm, Sweden

„KUBOSHOW Art Fair”,14.-15. October, Flottmann-Hallen, Herne, Germany

„G.Elias prize of Latvian landscape painting ”, G.Elias Jelgavas History and Art Museum, Latvia

„5e ARTSmanif. Rencontres des cultures et des arts contemporains” art fair 3.-5.march, represented by M.Art gallery, Lux Expo, Kirchberg, Luxembourg

2016

„Latvian Art and Photography”, 798 Art District, Beijing, China

„KUBOSHOW Art Fair”, 29.-30. October, Flottmann-Hallen, Herne, Germany

„Student diaries", Art Station Dubulti, Jūrmala, Latvia

„Dedication to Rozentals”, History and art museum of Janis Rozentals, Striķu street 22, Saldus, Latvia

2015

„KUBOSHOW Art Fair”, 24.-25. October, Flottmann-Hallen, Herne, Germany

„What happens there in Riga?“, gallery „NOORUS“, Riia 11, Tartu, Estonia

2014

„KUBOSHOW Art Fair”, 25.-26. October, Flottmann-Hallen, Herne, Germany

„The Latvian Contemprorary Painting”, El Sawy Culture Wheel, 1st 26 July St. – Zamale, Cairo, Egypt

"Express to Impress", Spikeri creative quarter, Riga, Latvia

„Transformation“, palace of culture „Zeimeļblāzma“, Zeimeļblāzmas street 36, Riga, Latvia

Publications

2020 “100 [HUNDRED]  Photographize Best Selected 2020 Vol. 01” art book curated by Photographize magazine https://www.photographize.co/book/

 

2020 Cover picture of “Bedless Bones” album “After Malaise”

2019 Cover picture of “Bedless Bones” album “Sublime Malaise”

2019 ”100 artists of the future” book curated by The Contemporary Art Curator Magazine http://www.contemporaryartcuratormagazine.com/100-artists-of-the-future

2018 article on the internet magazine Minus 37 https://minus37.com/2018/12/15/alvine-bautra-movement-of-oil-portraits/

2018 Photographize online magazine artist profile https://www.photographize.co/alvinebautra/

Award

2018

Brederlo – von Sengbusch art prize 2018

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