Darta Lote Berzina
Darta is experimenting a lot with color technologies and optical effects. Her works are saturated with emotion, sentiment, humor, fetishistic wit and a decent portion of irony. She is seeking composition solutions through human replica, which is the main narrator. As a severe hopeless romantic, the artist is fascinated by dramatic chiaroscuro game and intimate experience of the world. She is fond of creating detailed paintings, but sometimes tends to leave undeveloped parts. Her desire to take the work out into multiple dimensions grows gradually – literally dividing artwork into several layers, thus the painting becoming something between image and an object. Each new, unexplored material or surface is a challenge that voluntarily is accepted by Dārta, therefore gradually embracing those bold boundaries between the classical canvas and the Universe. Dārta Lote Bērziņa obtained a Bachelor’s degree (2018) and Master’s degree (2020) in Painting at the Art Academy of Latvia. The artist has participated in many group exhibitions and art projects in Latvia, Lithuania, Belgium, China and France. Most notable ones: “Student Diaries” at the Art Station Dubulti, Dubulti, Latvia; “Latvian Art and Photos” Section D10, 798 Art District, Beijing, China; “Space Oddity”, Latvian Representation in Brussels, Square De Meeûs 1, Brussels, Belgium ; “Emerging Lines” at the La Galerie du Crous, Paris, France; „Art Fair Vilnius 2019”, Litexpo, Vilnius, Lithuania ; “Academia” in the exhibition hall ARSENALS, Riga, Latvia ; “Fresh Meat for Criticism 2020” organized by the Art Academy of Latvia; on-line art gallery (www.virtuaal.lma.lv), Riga, Latvia and many more. Has works in private collections. She also had a solo exhibition “STAY AWAY COME CLOSER” in 2018 in Kuldiga, Latvia and has received significant awards and scholarships in art, like Inara Tetereva Art Scholarship. For more information about the artist, please visit www.dartalote.wix.com/dalobe.