Interview: Inesa Antanauskiene
Luca Curci talks with Inesa Antanauskiene during FUTURE LANDSCAPES, third appointment of BORDERS ART FAIR, at Palazzo Albrizzi-Capello.
Inesa Antanauskiene, Lithuanian artist, currently living and creating in Lithuania. Her art includes various projects together with 5 solo and 23 shared exhibitions and biennales in Europe: Italy, Spain, Switzerland, Austria, Germany, Lithuania, Luxembourg, England Japan, USA. The artist creates with her own painting technique. She paints portraits, nature and birds – cranes.
“Each of my paintings tells its own story, conveys an inner melody, sends a message to everyone, it just has to be felt, heard. Then the birds, which became the ambassadors of my soul and feelings, will find the way to other’s hearts and maybe let them feel, hear their own dream and let it stretch out the wings, revive and fly…”, says Inesa Antanauskiene
LUCA CURCI – What is art for you?
INESA ANTANAUSKIENE – Art is a very important part of my life, a way to express my views and feelings, it feeds my soul and allows seeing the world through the colours and shapes.
LC – What are you currently working on?
IA – I am really grateful to be able to work and display my art in these extraordinary times and I am really happy to be involved in various projects.
LC – What is the most challenging part about creating your artworks?
IA – My daily life inspires me by exposing feelings, desires and the need for aesthetics in everything around me, which in turn I express in my paintings by using the tools I love and as a means of expression I use birds – in particular – Crane Birds.
LC – How is being an artist nowadays?
IA – In my opinion, an artist is not just the one creating and exposing ideas. The most important part is to spread and share the novelty ideas among people touching their hearts, wakening the strength in people to do good and push the humble feelings to those who are in doubt.
LC – Did your style change over the years? In which way?
IA – Some creative experiments and quests do come to me from time to time as this is usual for every artist looking for new ways to express himself and that really brings some divergences in style but I remain focused and faithful to one style I chose. I use my experiments to strengthen and improve my style, not to change it.
LC – What is the message linked to the artwork you have shown in this exhibition? How is it connected to the theme of the entire festival?
IA – ”Ritual”, which is currently on display in the exhibition, was created based on very dynamic moods that were caused by the feelings felt during that period.
LC – What do you think about the organization of our event?
IA – The exhibition in Venice was wonderful. The opening of the exhibition was also well organized, it was a pleasure to participate in this event.
LC – What is your idea about ITSLIQUID GROUP?
IA – I am indeed very happy to have a chance to work with you and to have my art on show in various projects you have.