About the author
Skaistė Verdingytė belongs to the middle generation of artists and has been an active member of the Lithuanian art community for more than a decade.
In her work, you will immediately notice an element that is very important in art, but in contemporary art has been undeservedly relegated to the second, if not the third, place - strong drawing. And its mastery is, of course, best revealed in the nude.
The artist herself says that drawing people from life is the basis of her work. But this drawing is far from being dry - the artist is concerned with the relationship of the human being to the space around him or her, with revealing inner states through the body. Notice how often the figure is almost merged with its surroundings, either transparent as if it were not a body but a soul, or echoing a nearby ornament. The transparent figures in the background of the landscape seem to indicate harmony with nature, but the blending with the wall pattern can already be interpreted in the opposite way, as a longing for freedom and the same nature. Nevertheless, the human body remains sacred here, as the most perfect creation, worthy of admiration. And, of course, alongside the realistic drawing, the surrealist elements are very well suited, as if awakening from that haunting dream of reality.
Absolutely exceptional works in the context of contemporary painting, enjoy and rethink!
The artist is a member of the Monumentalist Section of the Lithuanian Artists' Union. Since 2006 she has been a member of the Lithuanian Artists' Union's "Secret Drawers Society" (a human life drawing studio).
Lithuanian Artists’ Association Member