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PORTFOLIO Vita Opolskyte

VITA OPOLSKYTE witoska@gmail.com

Born 1992 in Lithuania Lives and works in Vilnius

Education 2011 – present 2010 – 2011

Vilnius Academy of Arts

Preparatory Courses for Vilnius Academy of Arts

2005 – 2010

Vilnius Justinas Vienozinskis Art School

CONTENTS

DRAWINGS studies

sketches

creative works Self Portrait

The Wall of Faces

PAINTINGS still life

figure painting

creative works

PRINTMAKINGS

Stories of Uzupis Lethargy The Sister. ID 60701233253 Little Deaths Nostalgia for the Future Honey Summer 2013 The Landscape of Night. Nida

DRAWINGS studies

The Portrait of Young Artist Saulius. 2012. Pencil on paper, 42 x 59,4

The Portrait of an Former Boxer. 2012. Pencil on paper, 42 x 59,4

The Portrait of Vytautas. 2012. Pencil on paper, 50 x 65

The Portrait of Bearded Man. 2013. Pencil on paper, 50 x 65

The Portrait of Phil. 2013. Pencil on paper, 50 x 65

Goda in Profile. 2013. Pencil on paper, 50 x 65

A Study of a Crane. 2011. Pencil on paper, 42 x 59,4

A Man Seated with Interlock Fingers. 2010. Pencil on paper, 42 x 59,4

An Old Lady Seated in a White Dress. 2012. Indian ink and water on paper, 84 x 59

Female Nude Seated with a Hat. 2012. Coal on paper, 70 x 51

Female Nude Seated with a Hat. Part II. 2012. Coal on paper, 70 x 51

sketches

Self portrait

This artwork was made for the task under the title “Self Portrait”. I tried to reveal the invisible and uncontrollable side of mine in this drawing. The most important part of this work was the process of performing. The artwork was made on a bed sheet by my body painted in black while I was sleeping. This project creates two important ideas - uncontrollable drawing by a body and the metaphor of “daily dirt” purification at night.

creative works

The Wall of Faces

This project was developed on a certain wall in the Academy. The wall was completely covered with small drawings of human portraits. In this way, these separate and different faces started relationships in this mosaic and created new stories and narratives.

PAINTINGS still life

Still Life with an Inactive TV. 2011. Oil on cardboard, 57 x 50

The Story about Room Nr.312. 2012. Oil on cardboard, 53 x 65

Still life with a Plaster Hand. 2012. Oil on cardboard, 69 x 73

There is still Hope. 2010. Oil on cardboard, 40 x 52

Daughter and Mother. 2012. Oil on canvas, 65 x 80

Paranoid Dream. 2009. Oil on canvas, 60 x 51

Construction of a Landscape. 2012. Oil on canvas, 65 x 70

figure painting

The Portrait of Irena. 2012. Oil on canvas, 95 x 100

Loreta won’t Come Today. 2013. Oil on canvas, 90 x 75

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The Portrait of a Disabled Man and His Arm. 2012. Oil on cardboard, 56 x 56

The Portrait of Aja I. 2012. Oil on cardboard, 55 x 55

Self Portrait in a Mirror. 2012. Oil on canvas, 70 x 60

Thinking about the Bible. 2012. Oil on canvas, 60 x 90

The Portrait of a Frightened girl. 2012. Oil on cardboard, 45 x 55

The Portrait of Aja II. 2012. Oil on cardboard, 43 x 50

Woman in Interior. 2013. Oil on canvas, 140 x 110

The Portrait of Andrea. 2010. Oil on cardboard, 54 x 61

Stories of Uzupis

This project consists of vest-pocket paintings created in “The Republic of Uzupis�, a district in Vilnius. Each painting tells its individual story. The connection of these stories reveals the peculiarities of Uzupis.

creative works

Lethargy

Lethargy. 2010. Oil on canvas, 180 x 150

The Sister. ID 60701233253

This project consists of paintings my sister in them and objects related to her. The aim of this project was to convey the ambivalent relationships between my sister and me. The images painted from the pictures in my mobile phone create a distance between us and let me treat her like an object. However, depicting everyday household images I reveal our intimate relationships. My sister became an icon which I want to capture and preserve. As a result, this project reveals our dualistic (love vs. hate) relationships. And finally, at the same time I analyse the concepts of “the elder sister” and “the only child” in family relations generally.

Little Deaths

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One particular event which made me think of this project was finding of a box with my milk teeth. Milk teeth is a direct connection with my childhood and I associate their loss with significant losses in my life. Paintings with moments of my childhood reveal a period in my life whitch seems unfamiliar now. Also, I depicted things which were “torn� from me. So I would say that the general idea of this project is to reveal the distrust of the past.

The Red Shoes. 2012. Oil on canvas, 70 x 55

Milk Teeth I. 2012. Oil on canvas, 30 x 40

Milk Teeth I Oil on canvas, 6

II. 2012. 60 x 60

A Little Secret of Mine. 2012. Oil on canvas, 30 x 40

Nostalgia for the Future

I am talking about the ignorance of human existence in this project. The aim of this work is to find the identity in things that were inexperienced and reveal the existence of a non-existent thing. The project was inspired by complex relationships with my mother and an arising question: why was I born? The project consists of two parts. The first part contains repainted photographs of my mother in youth. I create fictitious nostalgia for the past in this way, which was inexperienced and incomprehensible to me. But in the same way I am involved in my mother’s memories as her genetic information available to me. I became her past and future projection. Thus, the searches of my self in my mothers memories bacome a search for the existence of a non-existent thing. The second part of this project consists of paintings of an uterus ultrasound. The ultrasound screen unveils the act of birth and also takes the function of a simulacrum “locator”. As a result, the painted ultrasound screen becomes a portrait of a baby who does not exist yet. These both dimensions are connected in one project and talk about the visualization of a non-existent reality.

2 fps. 2013. Oil on canvas, 66 x 60

Joy and Happiness. 2013. Oil on canvas, 55 x 60

28th of April. 2013. Oil on canvas, 45 x 50

Having a Bad Body Image Day. 2013. Oil on canvas, 55 x 60

The Portrait of X I. 2013. Oil on canvas, 50 x 40

The Portrait of X II. 2013. Oil on canvas, 50 x 40

Honey

Honey III. 2013. Oil on canvas, 50 x 40

Honey I. 2013. Oil on canvas, 60 x 55

Honey II. 2013. Oil on canvas, 60 x 50

Honey V. 2013. Oil on canvas, 65 x 80

Honey IV. 2013. Oil on canvas, 40 x 50

Summer 2013

Luck. 2013. Oil on canvas, 50 x 40

Barren Woman. 2013. Oil on canvas, 50 x 40

Sylvia Plath. The Other Side of Book Cover. 2013. Watercolours and Indian ink on paper, 30 x 21

The House of Beekeeper. 2013. Oil on canvas, 60 x 55

A Theatre without Dolls Oil on canvas, 60

s. 2013. 0 x 60

Landscape. Copying Father. 2013. Oil on canvas, 50 x 40

Dust and Shining. 2013. Oil on canvas, 50 x 40

Stadium. 2013. Oil on canvas, 70 x 60

Bathhouse in Gelvonai Village. 2013. Oil on canvas, 75 x 65

Intoxicated. 2013. Watercolours on paper, 30 x 21

Discomfort II. 2013. Watercolours on paper, 35 x 24,5

An Unexpected Kiss. 2013. Watercolours on paper, 30 x 21

Red nails. 2013. Watercolours on paper, 27 x 21

New Year’s Eve. 2013. Watercolours on paper, 30 x 21

Conference. 2013. Watercolours on paper, 32 x 21

Lying with Sunglasses. 2013. Watercolours on paper, 30 x 21

Three Friends. 2013. Watercolours on paper, 30 x 21

Something Wrong. 2013. Pencil on paper, 21 x 14

Three Friends Eating. 2013. Pencil on paper, 21 x 14

Concentration. 2013. Pencil on paper, 30 x 21

A Photo Shoot. 2013. Pencil on paper, 30 x 21

Four generations. 2013. Pencil on paper, 30 x 22

A Luxurious Evening. 2013. Pencil and watercolours on tracing paper, 30 x 21

The Godmother is Getting Married. 2013. Pencil on paper, 30 x 21

The Landscape of Night. Nida

PRINTMAKINGS

A Copy of Rembrandt Etching. 2013. Etching, 14,5 x 9,5

Project ‘Modifications’ I/II/III/IV/V/VI/VII. 2013. Mixed media on old photocopy, 13 x 18

Project ‘DÉJÀ VU’. Graffiti. 2013. Acrylic on wall, 180 x 130 (documentation)

Project ‘DÉJÀ VU’. Apples. 2013 Marker on photocopy, 22 x 20,4

3. 4

Project ‘DÉJÀ VU’. Mirror. 2013. Acetone press, 22 x 20,4

Project ‘DÉJÀ VU’. Party. 2013. Collage, 22 x 20,4

Project ‘Treatment Program’. V. 2013. Mixed media, 10 x 8

Project ‘Treatment Program’. II. 2013. Mixed media, 30 x 40

2013

Vilnius, Lithuania


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