LIVES AND WORKS
LIVES AND WORKS
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As a graduate of the Vilnius Academy of Arts, I have been working both as a painter and as a conservation specialist. While I enjoyed restoring old murals and creating my own paintings, I always felt an urge to mural... Read More
As a graduate of the Vilnius Academy of Arts, I have been working both as a painter and as a conservation specialist. While I enjoyed restoring old murals and creating my own paintings, I always felt an urge to mural art. I've done several art projects on a monumental scale, but the current experience is something exceptional. With the project Walls that Remember, I finally got a chance to display my passion for both art and history in the streets of Vilnius' Old Town, a UNESCO heritage site. Walls that Remember is a graffiti art project that connects two times separated by one century and one tragedy. All the graffiti pieces are created in the streets of the historical Jewish Quarter - a place once lively with Jewish culture, almost entirely exterminated during the horrors of World War II. Every graffiti is based on actual photos from the Jewish Quarter, taken prior to World War II. With my team, I want the art project to function like a time machine that connects two worlds that happen in the same place, but in different times. The project is based on reviving the historical moments of the Vilnius Jews’ life. Reviving them on the very same walls that saw them live. The art project has already been very successful in promoting cross-cultural dialogue and bringing up the issues of tolerance and respect towards others - the very issues modern Europe is facing again. The project has already been endorsed by the Lithuanian Jewish Community and the Embassy of Israel.
WHO I AM
A Lithuanian artist devoted to a streetart project dedicated to the Jewish history of Lithuania.
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