Alvine Bautra

Painter, Latvia

Latvian painter Alvine Bautra’s artistic approach in her portrait compositions incorporates the sensation of slow-motion movement. In her works, the painted faces exist in a perpetual state of transition, suspended between past moments and those yet to materialise. Even within the apparent stillness of her figures, a sense of continuous movement is maintained, as genuine tranquillity remains an almost idealistic notion. In Alvine Bautra’s art, the figures engage in an internal dance, with each movement mirroring the rhythm of the soul. For the artist, the concept of movement serves as an inherent metaphor for the human condition, encompassing its multifaceted layers, its diversity and the uncertainty that defines it. Through her paintings, Alvine delineates the complicity of mind and body in existence.

 

EDUCATION

2017/2019 Art Academy of Latvia, department of painting, MA.
2018 Estonian Academy of Arts, department of Painting.
2014 Kunsthochschule Berlin Weissensee.
2012/2016 Art Academy of Latvia, department of painting, BA.
2006/2010 Riga Building College, department of architecture Latvia.

SELECTED SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2021 Transs and Dance, Jurmala City Museum, Jurmala, Latvia.
Adaptation machine, Look Gallery, Riga, Latvia.
2019 Anonymous, KAR gallery, Kuldiga, Latvia.
Random existence, Meno Parkas Gallery, Kaunas, Lithuania.
2017 Human Creatures, Goethe Institut Riga, Torņa str. 1, Latvia.

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2023 Our Own Values: The Centennial Lottery Art Collection, Valmiera Museum, Valmiera, Latvia.
Haze Bazaar fair, Haze Gallery, Berlin, Germany.
2022 Twilight, Butterman, Galerija Centrs, Riga, Latvia.
Nord Art, Büdelsdorf, Germany.
2021 Where are people?, National Gallery of Art, Vilnius, Lithuania.
Nord Art, Kunstwerk Carlshütte, Büdelsdorf, Germany.
2020 Young Painter Prize 2020, shortlisted artist exhibition, gallery Pakrante, Vilnius, Lithuania.
2019 Young Painter Prize 2019, VDA Titanikas exposition halls, Vilnius, Lithuania.
Contemporary Art Station in Paseig de Gracia Station Exhibition, Barcelona, Spain.
Games that people play, Careva Gallery, Riga, Latvia.
2018 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, La Gelleria, 5b Pall Mall Street, London, UK.
2017 G.Elias prize of Latvian landscape painting, G.Elias Jelgavas History and Art Museum, Latvia.
5e ARTSmanif. Rencontres des cultures et des arts contemporains, Lux Expo, Kirchberg, Luxembourg.
2016 Latvian Art and Photography, 798 Art District, Beijing, China.
Student diaries, Art Station Dubulti, Jūrmala, Latvia.
Dedication to Rozentals, History and art museum of Janis Rozentals, Striķu str. 22, Saldus, Latvia.

ART FAIRS

2023 Baam Affordable Art Market, Berlin, Germany.
2022 Neue Art Fair, Messe Dresden, Germany.
Stroke Art fair, Praterinsel, Munich, Germany.
Kuboshow Art Fair, Herne, Germany.
2019 KUBOSHOW Art Fair, Flottmann-Hallen, Herne, Germany.
2018 Art Fair ArtVilnius’18, represented by NOAR art platform, Litexpo, Vilnius, Lithuania.
2017 KUBOSHOW Art Fair, Flottmann-Hallen, Herne, Germany.
Affordable Art Fair, Stockholm, Sweden.
2016 KUBOSHOW Art Fair, Flottmann-Hallen, Herne, Germany.

BOOKS & CATALOGUES

2020 100 [HUNDRED]  Photographize Best Selected 2020 Vol. 01, art book curated by Photographize.
2019 100 artists of the future, art book curated by The Contemporary Art Curator Magazine.
2014/2022 All Kuboshow art fair catalogues.

Selected artwork by Alvine Bautra

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