Jānis Avotins
Latvian, born 1981
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Represented by industry leading galleries.
Selected exhibitions
2018
Jānis Avotiņš. Šventė,
Galerija VARTAI
2016
Sleep, curated by Paolo Colombo,
Ibid Gallery
Jānis Avotiņš,
Galerie Rüdiger Schöttle

Janis Avotins paints dark, ghostly, photorealistic images sourced from forgotten antique photographs and Soviet-era media. Rather than directly copy the subjects—female figures, patriarchal heads and busts, or hands protruding from a shirt sleeve—he reduces them to hazy, isolated forms with an ephemeral quality. …

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