Antanas Virginijus-Krištopaitis

Antanas Virginijus-Krištopaitis

I am Antanas Virginijus Krištopaitis. I was born in 1948 in Klaipėda district. With some breaks I paint from the age of sixteen. In 1968 I graduated from Klaipėda Polytechnic. Since 1968 to 1974 I lived and worked in Riga, at the same time I attended the drawing, painting and composition courses at Latvian Academy. Since 1974 I engage in active artistic activities in Lithuania. I arranged about 50 personal exhibitions in Lithuania, Russia, Latvia, Japan. In 2009 Lithuanian Ministry of Culture has given me the art creator's name.


I have painted with oils, pastels, but at the moment I paint only with acrylic. With the help of colors I express the subconscious turns. Starting work on the material, I lead up to abstraction, and then come out again, like a diver and materialize the drawing, just in other level. I draw inspiration from the nature. Often I start from the nature, then I interpret and attach a philosophical depth. A woman and a human is also a part of nature to me. My paintings are energetically active and mostly works positively. I'm not focused just on the sale, fast work or earnings, as do some street artists. I like many other major artists whose exhibitions I visit frequently. Painting for me - is a spiritual life, the transition to another state where I can forget the temporal realities.

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