About the author
I am Greta Virzbickytė. I completed my bachelor studies at the Vilnius Academy of Fine Arts, now currently studying for a Master's degree in Site-specific Art.
About my work:
Coincidence is the main factor that determines the content of my paintings. I use mistakes and failures as an advantage. There are times when I want to be in control of my work, as I am in control of my life, but there are certain things that control me during the creative process, not me controlling them. So it's just a matter of giving up and watching the paint run off in its own direction, mixing with each other. That's when something amazing happens - unpredictability. I used it and turned it into an artistic strategy to express the unconscious, the intangible. In my work, this unpredictability has become a tool to open up and help understand the contents of the unconscious. I understood them intuitively by visualising them in the painting and thus seeing for myself, already as a concrete image, certain combinations of shapes and colours. It means what I cannot predict, consciously perceive or put into words reveals itself through chance, as if it happens by itself - artistic practice not only "brings" images out of the subconscious but also materializes them in paintings.