About the author
K. Česonytė graduated from the Mažeikiai Art School.
She painted her first oil on canvas in 2008.
"In my painting I do not try to replicate what photography does. I am not trying to please anyone with my painting. I don't create "popular art", I want to be and I am wherever my hand strokes and colours lead me. When I start painting, I never know what my work will look like in the end, because the beginning promises one thing and the end promises something else."
K. Česonytė's paintings are variations of expressionist painting: shimmering, vigorous brushstrokes, expressive paint textures, which she often uses as if to "glue" shapes, objects and landscape elements.
In terms of genre, the range of her work is quite traditional. It is dominated by landscapes, but she has also painted a series of still lifes, a number of urban scenes, and one other generalised portrait.
However, other aspects of Česonytė's paintings bring her closer not so much to classical modernist art, but rather to images of the contemporary mediated world. "My working tools are the computer and virtual space", she says. The images in her paintings do not come from reality, but from a virtual or secondary reality. But for a creative artist, this is just a springboard, or a starting signal, freeing the imagination and the hand. Most often in her work, the secondary reality, or the accidental motif, and the artist's imagination are inextricably intertwined. The images suggested by contemporary media become authentic, deeply and sensitively experienced by the painter herself.
Art critic Kristina Stančienė
In July 2015, the first solo exhibition of paintings, "Ateinu" (I'm Coming), was held at Pylimo Galerija.
Today, she has painted around 200 works. More than 50 works have been purchased by private individuals and some have been donated.