Nov 27, 2010

Concert Invitation.

This is a poster I created for Yoon Lee's recital that is coming soon! December 9th, Wild Beast Concert Hall at CalArts, at 8 PM.  Pieces of Yoon's and other composers will be performed at the concert by Yoon and with some great guest musicians joining in, playing classical and folk/jazz, improvisations, etc. Also, three films from my "Oah & Harlam Episodes" will be screened at the recital. Some solo parts from the films' final mix will be extracted and played live. We never did it before, it is going to be an experience! You are warmly invited. 

Nov 26, 2010

Winter Light.

I painted this in two years. Started it one winter, and painted for about two hours. Then I took a year to think and completed it next winter in another two hours. It would not be possible for me to come to this result in that first year. 
Winter Light, oil on board 8'' x 10''

Nov 25, 2010


A few people from my native country told me that this painting reminds them of Mikalojus Ciurlionis, probably one of the most known Lithuanian artists. He was a painter and a composer. Even though that I do not find any vivid resemblance, I agree, that in some way there is a similar spirit in this painting. It came out unintentionally, I love when it happens.

Countryside, 24'' x 36'' oil on linen

Nov 22, 2010

A Thought.

“The advice I like to give young artists, or really anybody who’ll listen to me, is not to wait around for inspiration. Inspiration is for amateurs; the rest of us just show up and get to work. If you wait around for the clouds to part and a bolt of lightning to strike you in the brain, you are not going to make an awful lot of work. All the best ideas come out of the process; they come out of the work itself. Things occur to you. If you’re sitting around trying to dream up a great art idea, you can sit there a long time before anything happens. But if you just get to work, something will occur to you and something else will occur to you and somthing else that you reject will push you in another direction. Inspiration is absolutely unnecessary and somehow deceptive. You feel like you need this great idea before you can get down to work, and I find that’s almost never the case.”
-Chuck Close

Nov 1, 2010

Film Festival.

"Oah & Harlam Episodes" got into No Festival! Chelyabinsk is a city in Russia, just to the east of Ural Mountains. It used to serve as a center for the Trans-Siberian Railway around 1900. Hmm, what else, ...and my cousin Marishka, was born there! The screening will be on November 5th, 7 PM, in historical building - Pushkin center of the cinematic arts.