Mindaugas Lukošaitis

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The young Lithuanian artist Mindaugas Lukošaitis (1980) uses a sketch-like manner in his drawings: the strokes are free and swift, yet acutely precise. His works are vibrant and energetic. Without any direct reference to archival material or photographs that would illustrate the topic, Lukošaitis substitutes documentary history with his own imagination. 

Until July 27, 2013 the artist is participating in the exposition “Artscape: Slovakia” at Galerija Vartai, which consists of two artists’ – Mindaugas Lukošaitis and Stano Masár – solo presentations. Lukošaitis works can also be viewed at art festival “Cēsis 2013” as part of the international exhibition of contemporary art “Summertime Readings” at the Cēsis Brewery, which has been curated by the director of Contemporary Art Centre (CAC), Vilnius, Kęstutis Kuizinas.

What’s the best moment of your day?

Staring for 30 minutes at the ceiling after I have woken up in the morning.

Why do you work as an artist?

First of all I’m the inhabitant of the Earth, a European, a Lithuanian, a husband, a father and only then – an artist. 

Which films, concerts, exhibits, or books have left a lasting impression on you? 

Once when I was hitching through the Europe I met a Pole, a truck driver.  His generosity, energy and big-heartedness left the deepest impression on me.

Where do you currently get ideas for your works? 

I get the ideas from my head. Our world and everything in it is there. It seems like a dream.

Which work(s) of art would you like to have in your possession?

I would like to have one of the Japanese swords katana because of the wonderful drawing on the blade, and the second would be the glass protecting the Mona Lisa. It is a charged glass. :) 

What do you do when you’re not occupied with art?

I participate in shooting sports (trainings and matches). Also I like to walk in the forest.

Do you sleep a lot?

It depends on the season: I need more sleep in the winter, but during the summer I don’t.

Do you collect anything?

Short sharpened pencils. It’s hard to use them, but I don’t want to throw them away.

What is one of the most important things in your studio?


What do you like to eat, and what don’t you like?

I eat almost everything, except stones and shit. 

When you were a kid, what did you want to be?

Sometimes I dreamt about scientific expeditions, and then I wanted to become a treasure seeker, an actor, or a javelin thrower. 

Name three creative individuals, from any era, with whom you’d gladly spend an evening.

Wit Stwosz, Blaise Pascal, Niccolò Paganini.