KRISJANIS KAKTINS-GORSLINE (b. 1983)

KRISJANIS KAKTINS-GORSLINE Born in Winnipeg, Manitoba in Canada, Kaktins-Gorsline received his BFA from the
University of Manitoba, with a double major in painting and video, and is currently working
towards his MFA at Columbia University. He has been featured in solo and group
exhibitions as well as numerous international art fairs. The artist’s work stems from a
variety of media and disciplines, including paintings that synthesize the grotesque and the
beautiful to create truly evocative imagery.

Kaktins-Gorsline describes his work as an attempt to “short circuit traditional appeal
towards transcendence and create images that anticipate their own annihilation.” The
artist often uses oil paints on wooden panels to present his process of “ingestion,
gestation and expulsion of imagery,” and bring together somewhat disparate information.
Kaktins-Gorsline’s paintings seek to create “an ambivalent space in which the personal
meets spectacle,” rather than “a space of escapism.” Often borrowing from his native
Manitoban landscape, the artist delivers figurative paintings that are direct extensions of
his process of “intuitive exploration.”

KRISJANIS KAKTINS-GORSLINE
Untitled
oil on canvas
60 x 48 in.
KRISJANIS KAKTINS-GORSLINE
Dustr
oil on canvas
60 x 64 in.
KRISJANIS KAKTINS-GORSLINE
Untitled
oil on canvas
60 x 48 in.
KRISJANIS KAKTINS-GORSLINE
Elloh
oil on canvas
60 x 48 in.
KRISJANIS KAKTINS-GORSLINE
Comedian(blk)
oil on canvas
60 x 48 in.
KRISJANIS KAKTINS-GORSLINE
Bowwitch
oil on canvas
60 x 48 in.
KRISJANIS KAKTINS-GORSLINE
Blue Mangle
oil on canvas
60 x 48 in.
KRISJANIS KAKTINS-GORSLINE
Cheaques
oil on canvas
37 x 33 3/8 in.
KRISJANIS KAKTINS-GORSLINE
Lunna
Oil on Canvas
36 1/4 x 33 3/4 in.
KRISJANIS KAKTINS-GORSLINE
Dormah
oil on canvas
36 x 34 in.
KRISJANIS KAKTINS-GORSLINE
Untitled
oil on canvas
36 1/2 x 33 in.
KRISJANIS KAKTINS-GORSLINE
Pulse
oil on canvas
24 x 18 in.
KRISJANIS KAKTINS-GORSLINE
Untitled
Oil on Canvas
23 x 29 in.
KRISJANIS KAKTINS-GORSLINE
Moutte
oil on canvas
30 x 24 in.
KRISJANIS KAKTINS-GORSLINE
Untitled 3 (hd)
oil on canvas
24 x 20 in.
KRISJANIS KAKTINS-GORSLINE
Untitled 2 (hd)
oil on canvas
30 x 24 in.
KRISJANIS KAKTINS-GORSLINE
Untitled 1 (hd)
Oil on Canvas
24 x 20 in.
KRISJANIS KAKTINS-GORSLINE
Carnation Polymer
oil on canvas
28 x 22 in.
KRISJANIS KAKTINS-GORSLINE
Autolysis Blush
oil on canvas
28 x 22 in.
KRISJANIS KAKTINS-GORSLINE
Boson Ghost
oil on canvas
28 x 22 in.
KRISJANIS KAKTINS-GORSLINE
Partical Decay
oil on canvas
28 x 22 in.
KRISJANIS KAKTINS-GORSLINE
Blue Osofakt
oil on canvas
28 x 22 in.
KRISJANIS KAKTINS-GORSLINE
Cobalt Crystalline
oil on canvas
28 x 22 in.
KRISJANIS KAKTINS-GORSLINE
Wake
oil on canvas
28 x 22 in.
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