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Daiga Grantina

Galerie Joseph Tang, Paris, B26

Grantina Daiga, Buff gang or Nector bough, 2017. Courtesy of Galerie Joseph Tang

Grantina Daiga, Buff gang or Nector bough, 2017. Courtesy of Galerie Joseph Tang

Using light as a building material, Daiga Grantina creates objects, films and, most recently, paintings, working with materials considering their potential to refract and contain volumes of light. Through their lightness and choice of material, Grantina effeminates her works with grace, at times evoking mythology or folkloric literature.

Various "Buff" fabric sculptures are suspended with hooks and cables, creating a voluminous space that is both integrated into the booth and forms an all-encompassing sculptural form. The painting intervention in the booth also marks the non-separation between space, volume and sculpture. A minefield / mind-field of strings, red flexi-tubes and other materials gestures surround the  the sculptures' own formal flight-path, momentary leading the visitor's gaze back towards the work itself, suggesting the manipulation of light as structural material as much as a tool of orientation.

Grantina's recent solo exhibitions include "Pillars Sliding off Coat-ee" at Kunstverein in Hamburg; "kim?" at Art Center in Riga; "Autocorrect" in Vienna;  KUB Billboards project at the Kunsthaus Bregenz; and Paris Internationale with Galerie Joseph Tang.  Her recent group exhibitions include "Adhesive Products" at the Bergen Kunsthall in Norway and Emalin in London. Her forthcoming exhibitions include "Biotopia" at the Kunsthalle Mainz and Capri art space in Dusseldorf.

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