A selection of recent works by Berlin-based Lithuanian artist Aistė Stancikaitė. Working with a process that is inherently slow, Stancikaitė’s intricate paintings and drawings challenge the fast-paced image consumerism of our contemporary world. She describes her practice as meditative, offering a deeper understanding of her subject and its complexities. She specifies:
“Balancing between the feeling of absolute closeness and complete disconnection, my work often revolves around themes of longing, longing, connection, intimacy and loneliness. The red-hued characters depicted in my work come off more like alien characters, rather than regular humans you’d encounter on the street – a little too perfect, almost contrived, oddly unfamiliar. The proportions and naturalistic elements of the present act as a reminder of real life, but the carefully chosen styling and red-focused color palette create a slightly odd and eerie new world, where the viewer can wonder if they see something that really exists or pure works of fiction.
See more from Aistė Stancikaitė below!