Interview: Aiste Jurgilaite

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Interview: Aiste Jurgilaite

Luca Curci talks with artist Aiste Jurgilaite during WHY SELF exhibition in Venice.

Aiste Jurgilaite was born in 1971. In 1997 she graduated from the Vilnius Academy of Arts, awarded Master of Arts degree. From the year 1998 she participated in art fairs and exhibitions organization in Lithuania and abroad. In 2005 she’s given the status of the artist. Since 2007 up to 2013 she worked as professor at art Academy Crosne, France.

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Luca Curci – Can you talk about your personal experience in Venice? What did you think about the whole organization of the event, the artists’ selection, the communication management and opening nights?

Aiste Jurgilaite – I am delighted to participate in the exhibition WHY SELF and I think that the art festival is an amazing idea and a good opportunity for artists. Unfortunately I could not come to the opening, but judging by the photos it was a beautiful celebration.

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L. C. – What do you think about the collaboration between It’s LIQUID and Ca’ Zanardi/Venice Art House?

A. J. – I think that the place was well chosen, besides that Venice is a wonderful city.

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L. C. – Can you talk about the artwork you presented in Venice? How is it linked with the festival’s theme?

A. J. – The painting which I exhibited therefore HESITATIONS, theme speaks about internal human contradiction, human’s thoughts and his spiritual quest. It is also about man’s place in society as well as in our planet. The theme and close theme of the festival.

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L. C. – What are you currently working on?

A. J. – I am currently working on different figures, also my inspiration is based on important internal aspects, where realism interwoven with abstraction.

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L. C. – What is art for you?

A. J. – In the last years I have been focusing on research and deepening. My sight to the whole world is expressed through the colors. Transparency and light, always ubiquitous. I think this is reflection of the visible world, but is also about escaping the mystery of our existence which is usually invisible for human’s eyes. It feels like the bottom of our soul. Real objects in my paintings are messengers of life, the footprints of our dreams and ourselves, witnesses of our time on this Earth, as Scriptures hint their story.

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My research focuses on the artistic brilliance of colors, lights and calligraphy. Relatively abstract phenomenon and universal form inspires me to capture on few main things. I am looking for depth and transparency in my paintings. Magical Scriptures immerse myself in the desire of bringing up the message that symbolizes our existence and our creativity. I’m writing anything specific: Observer can look at the table in the way he likes, what he see, so I am trying to unleash his imagination.

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L. C. – What do you think about International ArtExpo and It’s LIQUID organizations? Do you think they can represent an opportunity for artists?

A. J. – I think that this festival is a great opportunity for artists to show their works, and I would like to thank and congratulate the organizers for an event who gathered together artists around the world to such a beautiful place.


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