Gabrielė Adomaitytė Lithuanian, b. 1994

Overview
Gabrielė Adomaitytė (b. 1994, Lithuania) is a painter who graduated from Painting and Sculpture Studies at the Vilnius Academy of Arts in 2017, was an artist in residence at De Ateliers, Amsterdam from 2017 to 2019. In 2020 she was the winner of the Buning Brongers Prize. Currently lives and works in Amsterdam. 
Adomaitytė’s work was shown in solo and group exhibitions at Encounter Contemporary, London (2021), Annet Gellink Gallery, Amsterdam (2020), de Ateliers, Amsterdam (2019), Vartai Gallery, Vilnius (2019), Contemporary Art Centre, Vilnius (2018),  and etc.  Full CV
 
Gabrielė Adomaitytė's work is based on researching painterly representation and its intersection with digitisation,  she paints using photographs, Xerox copies, VHS videos and other digital as well as printed material. In some of her works, a frame around the image exemplifies how a picture is essentially a piece or a cut-out from a much larger and boundless image domain. In her paintings, the artist preserves the physical qualities of the source material, such as scratches on the film, folds in scans printed onto paper, sun-bleached pages of a book or empty spaces with no distinctive visual information. Turning these aspects into the main motives of her paintings, Adomaitytė relies on her great technical skills in tracing and copying by hand. The same motif is reproduced on a surface several times, creating the impression of a sequence or a loop. There is only one layer of paint covering the surface, which creates an effect of visual shallowness typical of older image reproduction technologies. Small transformations are made during the reproduction process. Copying copies inevitably results in losing quality and visual information, as the images irreversibly fade into hazy shades of grey. The impression is that Adomaitytė is trying to document the moment of the original motif falling apart and reaching the very apex of its fragility.
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Biography

Born 1994 in Lithuania

Lives and works in Amsterdam, Netherlands

 

EDUCATION/RESIDENCIES

2019 - Rupert residency, Vilnius (Lithuania)

2017-2019 - De Ateliers, Amsterdam (The Netherlands)

2016 - Gerrit Rietveld Academie, Amsterdam (The Netherlands)

2013-2017 - Painting/Sculpture (BA) at Vilnius Academy of Arts, Vilnius (Lithuania)

SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2020 - Traversing Discrete LociAnnet Gellink Gallery, Amsterdam (The Netherlands)

2019 - Documentary Exactness​, VARTAI Gallery, Vilnius (Lithuania)

GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2021 - What Remains, Encounter Contemporary, London (United Kingdom)

2021 - Titele, Tilde, Amsterdam (The Netherlands)

2021 - Question Mark, Park, Tilburg (The Netherlands)

2020 - Palydos, Swallow, Vilnius (Lithuania)

2020 - Faint Light Feeds the Mainspring, Kunstkapel, Amsterdam (The Netherlands)

2020 - Spectrum, VARTAI Gallery, Vilnius (Lithuania)

2020 - What's Up / Twenty Twenty, curated by Lawrence Van Hagen (online)

2020 - Earthflax. Ride or Die 2.0, curated by Oda Haugerud, Gothenburg (Sweden)

2019 - What's Up/London Minimal | Maximal​ by Lawrence van Hagen, 22 Davies street, London (United Kingdom)

2019 - Pride & Innocence​, Oosterkerk, Amsterdam (The Netherlands)

2019 - XVII a.,​  Autarkija, Vilnius (Lithuania)

2019 - Offspring 2019: Once a Closely Guarded Secret​, curated by Martin Herbert, De Ateliers, Amsterdam (The Netherlands)

2019 - DJ Bipolar Magician, Amsterdamse Bos, Amsterdam (The Netherlands)

2018 - JCDecaux Prize: Dignity,​ Contemporary Art Center, Vilnius (Lithuania)

2018 - Tantalus Bluff,​ Gallerismus, Amsterdam (The Netherlands)

2016 - Bots, Bodies & Beasts​, Brakke Grond, Amsterdam (The Netherlands)

2016 - By a Whisker,​ VAA exhibition space 'Titanikas', Vilnius (Lithuania)

2015 - Poetics of Space,​ Studium P, Vilnius (Lithuania)

2015 - Contact 88​, Akademija Gallery, Vilnius (Lithuania)

AWARDS

2020 - Winner of Buning Brongers Prize

2018 - Nominated for JCDecaux Prize

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