Paintings That Look Completely Different Over UV Light
“You will be a painter,” said Laija—Laura Ozoliņa’s husband seventeen years ago, giving her a canvas on a frame, along with some paints and paintbrushes for her 25th birthday. At first this seemed incredible to the young woman who had earned her diploma as a clothes designer five years earlier. But she wanted to please her husband and soon enough created her first painting. Today Laija—Laura Ozoliņa has completed nearly six hundred paintings, most of which—more than 500—are pleasing their owners in many countries on four continents:
From the first, Laija—Laura Ozoliņa’s paintings draw you in with their bright color combinations that don’t contain even a speck of black (which, according to scientific research, creates a feeling of oppression). However, the greatest value of the paintings is the messages they contain, because the artist’s work allows us to see much more than we usually see around us. She explains that the central figure in each of her paintings is the soul—its past, present, and future. Some of her paintings are dedicated to specific people and their journeys. She also depicts significant events in her paintings—for example the birth of souls and other life forms, or the creation of new continents, planets, and even galaxies.
What I like the most in Laija’s exhibitions is that all of her paintings are exhibited over the UV light. It’s really amazing to see how bright and pastel colours transform into neon blue shades, as the UV light illuminates them.
Check out the collection of Laija’s best paintings below and don’t forget to visit her Facebook page where you’ll find more of her works.