• Kristine Narvida

Kristine Narvida: The Study of Annoyance

Annoyance manifests itself in a number of ways: in painful silences, in the tensions simmering beneath the surface, in the marked desire to escape. In her fine art series, Kristine Narvida delves into the appearance of an emotion familiar to us all. Yet, how often do we take a step back to reflect deeply upon this unattractive feeling?



The Study of Annoyance (2022)

Oil on linen

30 x 30 cm



The Study of Annoyance (2022)

Oil on linen

30 x 40 cm



The Study of Annoyance (2022)

Oil on linen

30 x 30 cm



The Study of Annoyance (2022)

Oil on linen

30 x 30 cm



The Study of Annoyance (2022)

Oil on linen

30 x 40 cm



The Study of Annoyance (2022)

Oil on linen

80 x 100 cm



The Study of Annoyance (2022)

Oil on linen

30 x 40 cm



The Study of Annoyance (2022)

Oil on linen

40 x 50 cm


Dissatisfaction, isolation, unease - these are what annoyance breed, and they are all plainly visible in Narvida's paintings. Annoyance causes us to retreat into ourselves and fester in a world separate from the one before us. The man staring blankly into the abyss from a background of ironically vivid pink, a sinister slant to his near-expressionlessness, epitomises this secret world of annoyance, as does the lonesome figure reflected in a long, black, ominous shadow. The haunting quality of Narvida's work perfectly expresses the vampiric quality of the emotion. Something about it, at its strongest, is all-consuming, demanding all our thoughts trace back to its demonic lair. And thus, we are ensnared. The man with his back to us, holding the hands of his two young children, is lost to them, momentarily. The question is: whence comes the moment of return?



About Kristine Narvida:


Born in 1977, Narvida is an academic visual artist. She graduated in 2006 as a Magister at the Latvian Art Academy in Riga. She lives and works in Germany in Potsdam and Berlin and is the mother of four daughters. She is an active member of the Brandenburg Association of Artists. Narvida presents and sells her fine artwork throughout Europe and globally with online galleries. This year, she presented her fine art series, Watch How I Move, at three galleries in Potsdam and online at narvida.com and at the Rhy Art Salon Basel. Here, you can see her new series: The Study of Annoyance. Narvida prefers working with oil on linen, using models as her subjects.

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