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Maija Vitola

Jeweller
Published: 06.07.2021

Intro
I am a Latvian jewellery artist living and working in Riga. Bachelor's degree and Master's degree I acquired by the Latvian Academy of Arts in the Metal Design Department. I'm working in the jewellery art field - designing jewellery, participating in local and international jewellery and design competitions. The creative process is my inner need, without which I cannot imagine my daily life.
 

Statement

Jewellery created by me represents subtle handmade and delicately intimate message. I focus on human inner world, where without the highest fundamental values – love, respect and devotion, there are also craving and lust. The inspiration for my work is the course of a human life, the experience gained in it, the fundamental values that layer by layer makes the jewel something valuable. Mainly I am working with natural materials such as bone, horn and wood combining them with silver. I create sculptural art jewellery that becomes a link between my perception of the world and the viewer. There have always been many symbols in my works - this is the way how I express my feelings. The choice of material depends on the purpose of the work, but often when I'm carving material by hand it feels like the material tells its own story, allowing me to create works that are unique and sculptural representations of my world.

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2019:
Exhibition  06 Dec 2019 - 11 Feb 2020  Star Luster in Your Window.
Exhibition  14 Jun 2019 - 10 Sep 2019  Sunlight in Butterfly Wings.
2018:
Exhibition  05 Dec 2018 - 05 Feb 2019  Snowing a little out the window.
Exhibition  25 May 2018 - 31 Aug 2018  Dandelion Fluff's Flight through the Universe.
Exhibition  03 Mar 2018 - 17 May 2018  Short Stories. Contemporary and Conceptual Jewellery.
2017:
Exhibition  14 Dec 2017 - 28 Jan 2018  Synergy. Contemporary Tendencies in Metal Art and Design.
Exhibition  24 Mar 2017 - 15 Apr 2017  Lying awake by Alise Talberga and Maija Vitola.

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Book:  Synergy. Contemporary Trends in Metal Art and Design.. Latvian National Museum of Art.:  Riga, Latvia.,  2017
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