MARTA VEINBERGA

  1. Youkali, 2018. Painting: prize stickers, adhesive film, tape on plywood, 152.5 x 152.5 cm; object: plexiglass, glue, paper, letter labels, 25 x 50 x 25 cm

    Youkali, 2018. Painting: prize stickers, adhesive film, tape on plywood, 152.5 x 152.5 cm; object: plexiglass, glue, paper, letter labels, 25 x 50 x 25 cm

    YOUKALI
    painting: prize stickers, adhesive film, tape on plywood, 152.5 x 152.5 cm
    object: plexiglass, glue, paper, letter labels, 25 x 50 x 25 cm
    2018

    The central theme of the Youkali is desire – something that resides in human beings and at times manifests itself as various wishes. The title of the piece comes from a tango song about an island where all the desires are being fulfilled, however it turns out that this island does not exist, it is just a dream.

    Veinberga’s Youkali consists of a painting and a transparent object – a capsule. The painting is made of supermarket prize stickers that point to the transience of our wishes, whereas the motive – an idealistic image of a dream hanging on the horizon – provokes to reveal the suspicion: perhaps the magnificent ship is just a toy wrapped in a bright ribbon.

    The capsule, in turn, is a mental double of the painting: it contains concepts and references that helped to formulate the idea of the painting. Every time the capsule is shaken, its content reveals itself differently, offering a changing network of interpretation clues.

  2. Youkali (painting), 2018. Prize stickers, adhesive film, tape on plywood, 152.5 x 152.5 cm.

    Youkali (painting), 2018. Prize stickers, adhesive film, tape on plywood, 152.5 x 152.5 cm.

    Youkali (detail of the painting).

    Youkali (detail of the painting).

    Youkali (capsule and detail of the painting).

    Youkali (capsule and detail of the painting).

    Youkali (painting), 2018. Prize stickers, adhesive film, tape on plywood, 152.5 x 152.5 cm.

    Youkali (painting), 2018. Prize stickers, adhesive film, tape on plywood, 152.5 x 152.5 cm.

    Youkali (detail of the painting).

    Youkali (detail of the painting).

    Youkali (capsule and detail of the painting).

    Youkali (capsule and detail of the painting).

    Youkali (capsule)

    Youkali (capsule)

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      Youkali (painting), 2018. Prize stickers, adhesive film, tape on plywood, 152.5 x 152.5 cm.

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      Youkali (detail of the painting).

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      Youkali (capsule and detail of the painting).

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      Youkali (capsule)

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