About the author
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. Starting work on the figurative, 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 positive. I'm not focused just on the sale, fast work or earnings. Painting for me - is a spiritual life, the transition to another state where I can forget the temporary troubles.
This artist was acknowledged by the Ministry of Culture of the Republic of Lithuania