“Art ... It has no survival value; rather it is one of those things which give value to survival.” C.S. Lewis
From the first time I took my dad's camera in the middle school in Lithuania and smelled the darkroom chemicals - I have been a photographer. Over the years awakened from photography as a craft to the digital era, that provides ever more freedom for expression of an idea, a concept, that can be freed ever more from constrains of specific medium or techniques.
As a Researcher by day, I turned lately to merging art with technologies, photography and computer graphics, attempting to make science and research more visual, and see the beauty in Scientific algorithms, such as fractals as well as randomness - the mystery of natural world, at least until we understand the forces behind the randomness.
When I look back at my progression over the years, it is evident, that the constant in my art through the years is people. I love people, with all their inner beauty and idiosyncrasies. Photographer is a part of every photograph, unavoidably participating in fears, excitement, and fulfillment of phantasies of his subject. By choosing the subject matter to photograph I embrace my own. Thus I know myself, or at least learn about myself.
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I WOULD PAINT,
if I had had the patience to learn it. Therefore - photography it is... And yet by its nature, photography limits one in only depicting objects already in existence and only in two-dimensional representation, leaving me ultimately feeling stuck and confined.
PERMISSION TO REINTERPRET
In the "Dead End" moments I turn to expressing the concepts and ideas and changing relationships between things to provoke and explore their interactions, and gather viewers' reactions; all by giving myself permission to reinterpret and sometimes invent what reaches viewer's eyes. Enter Layouts
It is at the convergence of the contemplations of unpredictability of life's flow, value of conceptual thinking and intent of seeing new patterns in seemingly random observations and chance encounters, that this project is evolving.
Explore ways to express the randomness into visual form, without pretence of having invented those forms in the pre meditated cognitive way, but rather having been able to recognize them in the haystack of sensory noise we live in; and providing them the external shape and hopefully meaning to be discovered by the viewer.
DO YOU KNOW ...
The shape of the incense smoke a second from now ... Result of mathematical formulas evolving by themselves ... Geometrical objects, impossible in our perception of the world as 3-dimensional ... Random stripes transforming pre meditated photograph into an abstract shape to be reinterpreted ...
FRIENDS AND MORE
We can and should learn from living things around, as they reflect and contrast us, offering the gift of a different prospective. Cannot stop to wonder ... when/why dogs become so much like their owners... do the cats recognize themselves in the mirror ... what do they think of us making love ... do they find us attractive ... do they really understand our language much better then we theirs.Enter the gallery
CONTINUATION OF PROJECT 2