Visual art attracted me since childhood. As a school kid I used to spend my spare time wandering around with a drawing pad. I got interested in photography while still being in high-school and since then it has always been a big part of my creative process. Later I went on to study visual communications at the Vilnius’ Academy of Fine Arts and during my study years an interest in photography was a big addition to other subjects I learned.
Even though I never planned or wanted to become a photographer, I instantly recognized photographic image as an efficient tool for my work. My photographic exploration started from landscape and object photography. I swapped the drawing pad with camera and got interested in analogue photography techniques.
At that time I was influenced highly by Ansel Adams, Edward Weston and Lithuanian landscape photographers. In a couple of years I discovered Henri Cartier-Bresson’s work as well as Lithuanian Photography School. That was also when I started to play with an idea of a digitally constructed imagery, and commenced to gather raw visual material which could be used to express my ideas and insights.
At present I am highly interested in surrealism and post-surreal tendencies of contemporary art and especially contemporary image making. In my digital work as well as in my painting I am after a form which could reveal a deeper insight into the processes of our reality and our so-called modern ways of doing things.