Diāna Adamaite’s abstract works resemble a notation of dance, representing gestures and movements with special symbols. It is part of the so-called Asian movement in contemporary Western art, which developed in the twentieth century focusing on the bodily experience as the origin of characters. The artist’s abstract works are reminiscent of Plato’s world of forms, a realm of eternal, true, and immaterial things. Such as beauty. Such as beginning. Such as restlessness. The limited range of colors – shades of blue, red, and yellow – ensure the expressive quality of the drawings with lines, dots and figures in perpetual interaction.
The series of abstract drawings were created over a long period of time since 2011, whereas the beach landscapes are the work of the past four years. The landscapes contain an impressionism-inspired play of lights and rich, harsh textures. The small human shapes seem to appear and disappear as if carried by strong winds. In the new abstract paintings, concept is expressed through intense blue, joined only by white and black. Diāna Adaimate’s works have no poetic names, thus inviting the viewer to trust their intuition and move on to creating their own subjective world.
Diāna Adamaite (b. 1981) has a Master’s degree from the Latvian Academy of Art (2007), she has also studied at the Zurich University of the Arts (2011). Since 2005, she has had nine solo exhibitions, including Right Away at Rīga Art Space (2013), Zoo at the Latvian Artists Union Gallery and Atelier Haus Friesenstrasse in Bremen (2008). In 2007, she was invited to join the 13th International Vilnius Painting Triennial Dialogues in Vilnius. In 2007 and 2010, she participated in the young painters’ exhibitions Našķu bumba and Pilsētas bērni, and in 2011, her works were featured in Viņš nemeklē patiesību, viņš grib iespaidot.
Author: Diāna Adamaite
Curator: Inga Šteimane
Opening: July 12, 5 p.m.
Opening hours: Mon–Fri 11 a.m.–5 p.m., Sat–Sun 10 a.m.–3 p.m.