About the author
Monika Požerskytė (b. 1981) is a member of the younger generation of Lithuanian photographers.
In "Life of Still Life series, Monika uses her camera to do what artists have been doing on canvas for centuries - capturing various natural objects in the genre of still life (French: nature morte - dead nature). Like the works of the old Dutch masters, Monika's photographs emphasise the lifelessness of nature, showing how it evolves, wrinkles, dries, shrinks and fades. The artist's entire oeuvre is imbued with a romantic nostalgia, an awareness of the fragility of life, which is particularly accentuated by the artist's palette, which is muted, as if faded, combining warm and cold shades.
The artist's works are also distinguished by their materiality - the digital photographs are printed on plywood panels. The traditional genre of painting and the most common base (wood panel) sound completely new in the format of a digitally manipulated photograph. The texture of the wood adds warmth and cosiness to the artist's works.
This artist was acknowledged by the Ministry of Culture of the Republic of Lithuania