Daiga Grantina

Housekeeping, 2017

700* Euro

The use of different materials, such as plastic, metal, textiles and silicone, not only lends the works of Daiga Grantina (*1985 in Riga, lives and works in Paris) a fascinating, mostly shimmering surface, but also leads to seemingly organic forms that give free rein to the viewer’s associations. The lightness and flexibility of her abstract, transparent sculptures reflect the site and the surrounding architecture. Her show Pillars Sliding Off Coat-ee, presented at the Kunstverein in Hamburg this year, was an example of the field of tension created between material and the underlying stories, which Grantina weaves into her installations, for example, the reference to the chaos-theoretical thoughts of Otto Rössler, who compared dynamic processes with the so-called “taffy puller,” a machine for making candy.

The exclusive annual edition Housekeeping is a prime example of the poetic material associations that characterize Grantina’s art. The artist formulates it as follows:

Housekeeping

the last remains in the bucket
hold moist eyes
a loose play of threads
woven through and through with color

  • Exhibitions:
  • 2017
  • Pillars Sliding off Coat-ee, Kunstverein in Hamburg (S)
    Biotopia, Kunsthalle Mainz (G)
  • 2016
  • KUB Billboards, Kunsthaus Bregenz (S)
    Heap-core,,,kim? Contemporary Art Center, Riga (S)
    Basinger Beige, 83, Pitt Street, New York (S)
    Les Lèvres Nues, DOC, Paris (G)
  • 2015
  • The Mountain Guide, Matthew Gallery, Berlin (S)
    The Pleasure of the Text, Campoli Presti, London (G)
    hTERT, HESTER, New York, (G)
  • 2014
  • Legal Beast Language, Galerie Joseph Tang, Paris (S)
    New Generation, FRAC Nord-Pas de Calais (G)
    Krampographien, Kunstwerke Berlin (G)
  • 2013
  • scity-ox-tails, Galerie Max Mayer, Düsseldorf (S)
    Nouvelle Vague, Palais de Tokyo, Paris (G)
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