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Egor Buimister (1997. Riga, Latvia) is a contemporary Latvian artist working predominantly in painting and drawing techniques.

A harrow weeds the field, not caring for the toads underneath. The harrow of time weeds the field of history, not caring for those broken down or corrupted underneath. The artist, however, does care — I do care, and throwing away black earth, the instruments of my work: brush, paint and canvas, shed light on the scenes and scenes long gone. Whether they depicted people once living or featured characters of paintings once hung in museums, those scenes transform and come back, though changed, their emanations reflected upon the retina of my eyes.

Piece by piece, I paint the worlds which I detest or admire, their outlines and shadows create a peculiar new look in which my own image protrudes — and every moment I digs deeper into the unknown, striving to enter those chthonic realms of the memory and time in which, staggering from haunting recognition, it will discover its last model’s face.

Selected Exhibitions

2020

• Some Ghost Stories (Riga, Latvia) [Solo]

• Con-Non-Con (Riga, Latvia) [Group]

2019

• Young Contemporaries (London, United Kingdom) [Group]

• Timespace Discovery (Riga, Latvia) [Group]

• Orbit UK Graduates Show (London, United Kingdom) [Group]

• Camberwell Degree Show (London, United Kingdom) [Group]

• P2 (London, United Kingdom) [Group]

2018

• New Camberwell Art (London, United Kingdom) [Group]

• AAF Hampstead (London, United Kingdom) [Group]

• Over Capacity (London, United Kingdom) [Group]

2017

• Siltais Zimulis (Riga, Latvia) [Group]

2015

• Riga Art Fair (Riga, Latvia) [Solo]

2014

• Alef (Riga, Latvia) [Solo]

Education

• 2016 – 2019 — BA (Hons) Painting, Camberwell College of Arts (London, United Kingdom)

• 2019 – 2020 — MFA Fine Art, Goldsmiths College (London, United Kingdom)

• 2020 – 2021 — MA Arts & Cultural Management, King's College London (London, United Kingdom)

 

Press

• Домская площадь с Алисой Орловой, 10.01.2021, 9:05 (Rus)

• Memes un spoku stasti – divu jauno makslinieku otras izstades (Lat)

• Молодой художник Егор Буймистер: «Каждая история любви — это история привидения» (Rus) 

• Freelancer of the month -  Pixie Tan and Egor Buimister  (Eng)

• Made in Arts London: Rising Stars (Eng)

• Dailes teatri bus makslinieku grupas 'Pasiva dekadence' rikota izstade 'Siltais Zimuls' (Lat)

• Килобайт культуры: Тот самый Буймистер, решивший стать художником (Rus)

My writings

Zuzeum: The Discovery (FreeCity, Riga)

After the End (Jezga)

Greatly Exaggerated, Saved for Later (The Epiphanie)

We Will All Die by the Sun (FreeCity Riga)

For I understand thine age-old sadness: Spirits, Soviet Underground art and practices of radical distrust (The Epiphanie)

Kabakov “Not Everyone Will Be Taken Into the Future” (The Epiphanie)

Notes on the First Riga Biennial of Contemporary Art (BLOOME Magazine)

“Book of Nineteen Nocturnes” by Jim Holyoak (BLOOME Magazine)

Art Publications

• ARTIT Issue 12 - Portraits & Figures (London, United Kingdom)

• Sober Magazine Issue 3 (Online)

• Kekargalvis / Hydra Head (Popper Publishing, Riga)

• SE5 Magazine, Issue 1: Talent (SE5 Magazine, London)