About the artist
2016 - 2018 UAL, Central Saint Martins, MA Fine Art, London, UK
2010 - 2014 Art Academy of Latvia, The Faculty of Visual Arts, Department of Painting, B.A.
2013 Kunstakademie Munster, Germany, Prof. Julia Schmidt atelier, painting class (ERASMUS)
2002 - 2005 Latvian Academy of Culture; Cultural Theory and History of Culture, Cultural Theory and management programme, B.A.
For an up to date CV including exhibitions, please visit the artist's website
About the work
Because of her mixed origins and experience living in Post-Soviet society, Jolanta Basova is focused on how much can one's personality be changed to become a devoted member of society. Material possessions continuously create the identity of societies and cultures, various objects allow people to complete themselves. Artist in her art practice ignore physical distance between found object, materials, between herself and objects. These compositions, as she calls them, are conundrum about functionality and dis-functionality in society, it’s a way how identity can perform itself in society.
Artist website: http://basovanjolanta.wixsite.com/jolanta-basova