The realistic paintings by Alvīne Bautra depicts human beings into nowhere. Painting compositions embodies the feeling of slow motion of movement. The doubling and overlapping faces and body parts in paintings seems to slip away, however, the glance of the portaits looks straight to the viewer with expressions of indifference, slight or grotesque smile and boredom.
Void, overthinking and nothingness are only few of keywords which outline the topic of the paintings. The artist also considers movement as a metaphor of human being, the individual multi-layered nature, diversity and also uncertainty. It is individuals’ transformation that leads into the unknown.
In 2016 graduated from Art Academy of Latvia Painting department, BA. Currently studies painting in Art Academy of Latvia, MA. In 2014 studied at Kunsthochschule Berlin Weissensee in Germany. Participates in exhibitions in Latvia and abroad (Lithuania, Egypt, Germany, Estonia, Luxembourg, China) since 2011. Solo exhibitions: „Human creatures” in 2017 (Riga), „Individual” in 2015 (Riga, Kuldiga), “Secret file“ in 2013 (Riga). Since 2014 regulary participates in KUBOSHOW Art Fair in Herne, Germany. In 2018 takes part in shortlisted artists exhibition and contest Royal Arts Prize V. Edition in London.
Alvīne Bautra was born in 1990, currently lives and works in Riga, Latvia.