The realistic paintings by Latvian artist Alvīne Bautra depict people dissolving into empty space. Her compositions embody the feeling of movement in slow motion. The multiple and overlapping faces and body parts seem to slip away; however, the characters glance straight at the viewer, with expressions of indifference, slight or grotesque smile and boredom. Void, overthinking and nothingness are only few of the keywords which outline the topic of the paintings. She also considers movement as a metaphor of the human being: the individual multi-layered nature, diversity and also uncertainty. It is the individual’s transformation that leads into the unknown.
Alvīne graduated from the Art Academy of Latvia and her work is regularly showcased in art fairs and exhibitions.