Daiga Grantina
Gefilde of Lust

In all beauty hides violence. And vice-versa. Daiga Grantina makes this confusing notion an inescapable reality. However beautiful and refined her sculptures are, the shiver they rouses in us is no less. On the contrary. Also Gefilde der Lust shows this in a penetrating way. Loving attention and destructive instinct fight to prevail. It is as if just before the time of completion the work has fallen prey of desperation. With a strange ambivalence as a result. This is enhanced by the materials and techniques used. Shape, color and texture create the seductive illusion of warm proximity. However on the contrary, what we are really looking at is a bizarre product of modern biotechnology. Cold, synthetic and elusive.