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Egle Karpaviciute

Egle Karpaviciute

Born in: 1984

Lithuania

Biography
Egle Karpaviciute (b. 1984) is a painter of the young generation who joined the Lithuanian art scene already as a student of the Vilnius Academy of Arts and has been its active participant ever since. She held several solo exhibitions and participated in dozens of group exhibitions in Lithuania and abroad; her works were exhibited in prestigious art institutions (National Art Gallery and Contemporary Art Centre in Lithuania, KUMU Art Museum in Estonia, Contemporary Art Centre PasquArt in Switzerland, and elsewhere), her works are also held in the collection of the Modern Art Centre in Vilnius. In 2015 E. Karpaviciute became the winner of two prestigious art contests: “Premio Combat Prize 2015” and international art competition “Donkey Art Prize”. In 2013, artist received an individual state grant of the Ministry of Culture of the Republic of Lithuania. In 2011, painter became a finalist of the prestigious competition “The Sovereign European Art Prize” in Istanbul. The artist is a multiple finalist and winner of the audience prize at the competition “Young Painter’s Prize”. The object of the artist’s creative research is the world of culture, above all, visual culture. The key motifs of Karpaviciute’s paintings are eminent works of art (paintings, performances, installations, ready-made works), architectural objects and other cultural artefacts. While applying the principle of a painting within a painting (more generally, a work within a work), and repainting the works by famous artists, Karpavi?i?t? questions their universal perception, the concept of originality of a work, and the status of an artist. She captures temporary forms of artistic expression and art structures with the help of the long-lasting painting medium, thus evaluating the relation of painting to other branches of art and as if emphasising the supremacy of painting which has been on top of the hierarchy of art for several centuries (though there were multiple attempts to dethrone it). A considerable part of the artist’s work consists of painted exhibitions of art works. Uniformly white gallery spaces represented in her paintings speak about the contemporary features of art presentation and the habits of its consumption, and addresses the problems of a spectator and art consumer. Along with classical monuments of art history, elements of popular culture find a place in Karpaviciute’s paintings and acquire the status of a legitimate art object, thus expanding the boundaries of the understanding of art. Karpaviciute’s painting is not only a photographic recording and documentation of short-lived phenomena, but also their interpretation. Karpavi?i?t? is distinguished among other artists of her generation by her pensiveness and philosophical inclination. While extracting the depicted objects from their customary context and adding new meanings, the painter asserts the illusory character, temporality and fragility of the visible reality, and encourages us to doubt the material shapes and ponder on the meaning and nature of various phenomena. Thus, her works raise more questions than offer answers to the viewers. Her laconic painting expression (a transparent layer of paint, generalised forms) and subtly nuanced colour combinations subdue the compositions, which address urgent and provoking cultural problems, and open much space for meditative reflection.
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  • Painting

  • Painting Abstract

  • Painting Portrait

  • Painting Still Life

  • Painting Everyday life

  • Painting Iconic

  • Painting Conceptual

  • Painting Architecture

  • Drawing

  • Drawing Portrait

  • Painting Oil

  • Drawing Watercolour

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Egle Karpaviciute, Looking through the window. Reflection, Painting

Egle Karpaviciute

Looking through the window. Reflection, 2015
19.7 x 17.7 x 0.8 inch
Painting

$1,582

Egle Karpaviciute, Untitled, Drawing

Egle Karpaviciute

Untitled, 2015
11.4 x 13 x 0.4 inch
Drawing

$413

Egle Karpaviciute, Vilnius Academy of Arts, Painting

Egle Karpaviciute

Vilnius Academy of Arts, 2018
13.8 x 17.7 inch
Painting

$1,949

Egle Karpaviciute, Gerhard Richters stained glass window in the Cologne Cathedral, Painting

Egle Karpaviciute

Gerhard Richters stained glass window in the Cologne Cathedral, 2017
23.6 x 15.7 inch
Painting

$2,362

Egle Karpaviciute, Mona Lisa. The other side, Painting

Egle Karpaviciute

Mona Lisa. The other side, 2016
30.3 x 20.9 x 0.8 inch
Painting

$2,362

Egle Karpaviciute, Fragment, Painting

Egle Karpaviciute

Fragment, 2015
15.7 x 23.6 x 1.2 inch
Painting

$1,712

Egle Karpaviciute, Fluxus box, Painting

Egle Karpaviciute

Fluxus box, 2013
35.4 x 23.6 x 1.2 inch
Painting

$2,362

Egle Karpaviciute, The copy of antique Napoleon III cabinet, Painting

Egle Karpaviciute

The copy of antique Napoleon III cabinet, 2015
31.5 x 27.6 inch
Painting

$2,362

Egle Karpaviciute, Portrait study. Dawid Zwirner, Painting

Egle Karpaviciute

Portrait study. Dawid Zwirner, 2015
19.7 x 15 x 0.8 inch
Painting

$1,476

Egle Karpaviciute, Vilnius Sports Hall, Painting

Egle Karpaviciute

Vilnius Sports Hall, 2012
18.1 x 26.4 x 1 inch
Painting

$2,598

Egle Karpaviciute, Salvador, Painting

Egle Karpaviciute

Salvador, 2013
31.5 x 25.6 x 1 inch
Painting

$3,425

Egle Karpaviciute, Painted exposition by K. Alisauskaite. The Great Beauty, Painting

Egle Karpaviciute

Painted exposition by K. Alisauskaite. The Great Beauty, 2016
35 x 25.6 x 1 inch
Painting

$2,870

Egle Karpaviciute, Rrose Selavy, Painting

Egle Karpaviciute

Rrose Selavy, 2012
35.4 x 27.6 x 1.2 inch
Painting

$3,011

Egle Karpaviciute, Michigan Theater, Painting

Egle Karpaviciute

Michigan Theater, 2015
47.2 x 35.4 x 1 inch
Painting

$4,960

Egle Karpaviciute, Michaël Borremans, Painting

Egle Karpaviciute

Michaël Borremans, 2013
35.4 x 27.6 x 1 inch
Painting

$3,661

Egle Karpaviciute, While Choosing a Hand for a Painter, Painting

Egle Karpaviciute

While Choosing a Hand for a Painter, 2017
35.4 x 29.5 x 1 inch
Painting

$3,803

Egle Karpaviciute, Impression of Reality, Painting

Egle Karpaviciute

Impression of Reality, 2016
63 x 51.2 x 1 inch
Painting

$6,731

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