I have studied at the Latvian Academy of Arts, I was born in Latvia, where my career as an artist began. 

I have always been interested in black and white drawing, painting and illustration. I have worked a lot on animated films.

There have been times when I have felt that I would never do art again, but I have always returned after a short or long break. 

I don't know why, but I can't do without it.

One day I ended up in Denmark. I live and work in Copenhagen now.

This is a new stage in my life and art. In my painting the new period began with blue color. Why blue ?

The color blue gives the mind a touch of calm and contemplation, but it can also draw a psychological veil of cold and it is the dualism that inspires me.

But blue is also a symbol of sadness and loneliness and longing. There are many clichés and perceptions about the blue. 

Color is one of the most powerful tools of expression. Maybe you see nothing but the pure color but the most important and interesting part is 

where the color will take you. Color is a power which directly influences the soul.

In my art I would like to articulate something we’ve felt, and we connect to that thing in a way where words aren’t necessary. It’s a feeling that’s hard to describe but makes us feel less alone in a way—that someone else understands us and gives a voice to this thing inside us. 

Subject of my paintings might be state of mind rather than representing reality.

I keep on using colour to create an illusion of mental space on a canvas.

I continue with the red and I return to the black.​

LAIMA PUNTULE

Living and working in Copenhagen , Denmark 

Born in Riga, Latvia

 

EDUCATION

Art Academy of Latvia, Professional Master's Degree in Fine Arts

 

Member of BKF (Billedekunstneres Forbund)

Member of ProoK (Foreningen for Professionelle Kunstnere og Kunsthåndværkerev)

Member of Latvian Artists ' Union 

Member of Kunstnerforeningen af 18. november

 

WORKSHOPS

2008    Artlab workshop To be noticed in the art market ,

               Danish Cultural Institute, Riga, Latvia

2003    Braziers International Artists Workshop, United Kingdom

2000    Workshop for professional animators, Copenhagen, DK 

1994      Foundation Artists' House Boswil, Switzerland

 

SOLO EXHIBITIONS 

2021     Kunstvinduet Gallery Havneholmen,  Copenhagen

2020    BEHIND THE BLUE , Broby Culture house, Sweden  

2011      PAINTINGS and LARGE-SCALE DRAWINGS, Art Gallery 21, Riga, Latvia

2009    HAPPY END Gallery Maksla XO, Riga, Latvia

2005    WANTED TO BE A PAINTER I.Veihertes' Gallery , Riga, Latvia

2004    MPROVISATION Gallery Tifana, Riga, Latvia

2002    THE ZOO I.Veihertes Gallery, Riga, Latvia

2000    BY PENCIL ON PAPER  Gallery Riga, Riga, Latvia

1997      PAINTINGS Gallery Daugava, Riga, Latvia

1995      IMPRESSIONS. PAINTINGS Gallery Daugava, Riga, Latvia

1994      PAINTINGS  Foundation Artists' House Boswil, Switzerland

1993      PAINTINGS Gallery G&G, Riga, Latvia

1992      PAINTINGS Gallery Kolonna, Riga, Latvia

 

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2021    BLUE MATTER, Riga Central Library, Latvia

             SEE BEYOND, PLMC Museum Global center for Latvian Art. Cesis, Latvia

             CLINCH ILLUMINATED Annaborg Art center, Denmark

2019    HUMANS Gallery Maksla XO, Riga, Latvia

2018    Østerbro Street Art project,Copenhagen, Denmark   

2015    Perspective of the Solar System,The Arsenals Exhibition Hall, Latvia

2014    EPIDEMIC  Kunsthal Århus, Denmark 

2012    WHERE IS MY AIRPLANE  Riga Art Space, Riga, Latvia

2011     Is It That He Does Not Seek The Truth, But Does Want To Influence?Riga Art Space, 

2010    AUTUMN Recycled Riga, Latvia

2010    BIG IN SMALL, Moscow,Moscow international Art Saloon

2008   AUTUMN   Artists Union Gallery, Riga, Latvia

2005   AUTUMN   Artists Union Gallery, Riga, Latvia          

              ART ON PAPER  Gallery Riga, Riga, Latvia

              DRAWING Gallery XO, Riga, Latvia 

2004   MINIATURES Gallery RIGA , Riga, Latvia 

2003   PROOF Studio 1.1 London , United Kingdom 

              GROUP EXHIBITION Lildstrand, Denmark

              ART OF SMALL FORMS Gallery Riga, Riga, Latvia

              LATVIAN ABSTRACT PAINTING Art  Museum Arsenals, Riga, Latvia

              LATVIAN ART INVASION IN ESTONIA, Parnu,  Estonia 

2002   LATVIAN ART Kaunas, Lithuania 

2001    TIME IN BETWEEN Art Museum Arsenals, Riga, Latvia 

              RIGA 800, Riga, Latvia 

              DRAWING Gallery Riga, Riga, Latvia

2000   SPRING 2000, Art Museum Arsenals, Riga, Latvia 

              MINIATURES Gallery Riga, Riga, Latvia

              AUTUMN 2000, Riga, Latvia 

1999     MINIATURES Gallery Riga, Riga, Latvia 

              AUTUMN 1999 Art museum Arsenals, Riga, Latvia 

              DOCUMENTATION OF BOSWIL,  Aarau, Switzerland

              LATVIAN ART EXHIBITION, Voipala, Finland

              GRUOP EXHIBITION Gallery Bastejs, Riga, Latvia 

              MESSAGE ON THE POSTCARD Gallery Bastejs, Riga,Latvia 

              GROUP EXHIBITION  I.Veihertes' Gallery, Riga, Latvia 

1998     MINIATURES Gallery Riga, Riga, Latvia 

              2.WORLD EXHIBITION OF LATVIAN ART Exhibition hall Latvia, Riga, Latvia 

              AUTUMN 1998 Art Museum Arsenals, Riga, Latvia 

1997     SPRING 1997 Riga, Latvia 

              MELANCHOLY Bonn , Germany

              REMINISCENCE OF SUMMER Gallery Daugava, Riga, Latvia 

1996     COMPETITION EXHIBITION FOR VILNIUS TRIENNAL Latvian Art Museum, Riga, Latvia

              VILNIUS TRIENNAL Vilnius, Lithuania 

              23 ARTISTS FROM LATVIA Madrid, Spain 

              AUTUMN 1996 Exhibition Hall Latvia, Riga, Latvia

1995    SPRING 1995 Riga, Latvia 

             LATVIAN ART IN STOCKHOLM Stockholm, Sweden 

             LATVIAN ART IN DENMARK, Aarhus, Denmark

1994    EUROPE ART Geneva, Switzerland

             LATVIAN ARTISTS EXHIBITION Basel, Switzerland

1993    SPRING 1993 Riga, Latvia 

             LATVIAN ARTISTS AND AUSTRALIAN ARTISTS OF 

             LATVIAN ORIGIN, Australia 

             BALTIC STATES CULTURE FESTIVAL Germany

1992    LATVIAN ARTISTS Gallery Vartai, Vilnius, Lithuania 

             BEAUTIFUL PAINTINGS Gallery Daugava , Riga, Latvia 

             AUTUMN 1992 Exhibition hall Latvia, Riga, Latvia 

1991     THE THREE Gallery Daugava, Riga, Latvia 

1990    SPRING 1990 Exhibition Hall Latvia, Riga, Latvia 

1989    AUTUMN 1989 Exhibition Hall Latvia, Riga, Latvia

 

 

WORK EXPERIENCE

2014  - 2017 Animation/documentary project My Favourite War

                         Bivrostfilm Norge 

                         Background Artist Designer

2016                Feature-length animated movie  Lotte and The Lost Dragons

                         Joonisfilm ,Estland

                         Background Artist Designer

2015                Animation project Apple pie lullaby 

                         RijaFilms , Riga,  Latvia 

                         Background Artist Designer

2005 – 2012 RijaFilms, Riga, Latvia

                         Art director, Background supervisor,

                         Project manager, Background post processing,

                         Background artist/designer

                         Storyboard artist, Video design artist

                         Artists' assistant, colorist ,3D animation

    

2012                Book illustrations   Lotte Trip to the South, Esti Joonisfilm

2006              Book illustrations LOTTE FROM INVENTORS GARDEN, Esti Joonisfilm

 

2002 - 2003 Game Studio, Riga, Latvia

                          3D texture  artist

2001 - 2002  SIA Sybersoft, Riga, Latvia

                          3D texture  artist

1997 - 2001  RijaFilms , Riga,  Latvia 

                         Artists' assistant, Artist Designer ,

                         Storyboard artist , Background artist /designer, 

                         CleanUp , inbetween

1991 - 1998   Milgravis Art School , Riga  LV

                        Drawing/painting teacher