CUBOS DE LAS TENTACIONES

PROYECTO PARA LA MOVILIDAD, INTERCAMBIO Y DIFUSIÓN DE ARTISTAS

PROJECT FOR MOBILITY, EXCHANGE AND ARTIST’S DISSEMINATION

Un año más FIG Bilbao 2020 convoca el proyecto "Cubos de las Tentaciones" con el firme propósito de dar visibilidad, apoyar, difundir y potenciar las prácticas artísticas emergentes. Para ello se seleccionan un máximo de 8 proyectos de universidades o centros artísticos invitadas. 

El proyecto Los Cubos de las Tentaciones es un espacio utópico para realizar proyectos basados en obra sobre papel. Proyectos que convivan junto con un continente en forma de cubo de madera que a su vez puede transformarse en contenido. El artista juega con este paisaje de madera para profundizar en una obra en papel.

 

FIG Bilbao 2020, International Engraving and Art on Paper Festival, opens the call once again for  the project "Cubes of Temptations", with the firm purpose of giving visibility, support and dissemination to emerging artistic practices. The invited university or artistic centre selects a maximum of 8 projects.

 The project The Cubes of  Temptations is an utopian space to carry out projects based on work on paper. Projects that use a wooden cube as a continent. The artist plays with this wooden landscape to research in a work on paper.


Curator of the Lithuanian Cubes:

Ina Riatsep (1965), nacida en Kaunas, Lituania y residente en Murcia, es artista visual independiente, comisaria y gestora cultural, bajo el nombre artístico Ina Mindiuz. Desde 2015 es directora de la galería Studija Mindiuzarte (Kaunas, Lituania). Tiene un Máster en Dirección y Producción Artística (2016), una Licenciatura en Bellas Artes por la Universidad de Murcia (2012), un Máster en Arte Textil por la Academia de Bellas Artes de Lituania (1993).

 

En 2017 fue nombrada Creadora de Lituania. Desde 1997 ha expuesto en diferentes países, España, Francia, Lituania, Letonia y Portugal, y ha participado en más de 100 exposiciones colectivas e individuales. También es creadora y gestora del grupo internacional de mujeres artistas 'Moterys Mene' (Mujeres en el arte). El enfoque de los proyectos curatoriales es presentar a artistas españoles y lituanos, donde las obras de artistas consagrados dialogan con las de autores jóvenes. Desde 2015, con la Studija Mindiuzarte Gallery, ha participado en ferias de arte como START en la Saatchi Gallery, en Londres; HYBRID'19 en Madrid y FIG Bilbao'19 en Bilbao, España.


The Lithuanian Cubes of Temptation:

(Artists from the faculty of VDA engraving of the Kaunas - VDA section of the Lithuanian Academy of Fine Arts)

1, GABRIELĖ DOMARKAITĖ

 

"Gamtos Kariai"

ARTIST STATEMENT

The work I create consists mostly of digitally made character art – various portraits, full-body compositions, more detailed illustrations. My style takes inspiration from movies, various animation types such as anime, and also video game art. It has been one of the main sources of influence whilst creating my style.

For now, most of the pieces I have created are for personal use but slowly and steadily I am being commissioned for art by individuals in need of such pictures. Through my work I aim to portray the personalities of the characters I draw, their interests, their style and such. I try to focus on the ways one can show emotion through illustration and, even though some of my creations may be lacking in that regard, I aim to progress and continue working at it in the near and far off future.


Since I was twelve years old, I knew I wanted to follow the career path of an artist. And now, at the age of 20, I am still striving to become the best and most skilled version of myself. Some say that if you make your hobby your job, you’ll never have to work a day in your life but I disagree. Yes, it is much more enjoyable than a regular nine to five job but it is not as simple as one might think. Still, I am very happy with the direction my life is going in and I will continue to strive for personal greatness.


2, Kristina Moriakinaitė

 

"Graphic design method connections: how to engage children audiences about ecology and conservance"


ARTIST STATEMENT

I would like to present the handmade art book about ecology – the importance of eco – friendly lifestyle and the process of recycled paper. The book is being made for preschool children. This book includes educational texts, entartaining tasks, crafts‘ tutorials and of course – authentic colourful illustrations.


Natural resource depletion is a negative result of technological progress and industrialization. One of such important natural resources is wood which has been used for thousands of years for many different purposes including the production of paper. As a result, large areas of forests are removed every year. It affects ecosystem because fauna loses its natural habitat. Hence, not only plants but also animals are put at danger. Also, due to deforestation and hazardous chemicals used in the production of paper the process of global warming is induced. Greenhouse effect and climate change negatively affects the well – being of all living entities, including humans. Unfortunately, stressful daily life makes it harder for people to be willing to change their old habits, reduce consumption of paper products or at least to contemplate on the importance of saving paper and forests. On the other hand, development of society’s perception of the nature from the early age allows us to reduce the negative effects of the deforestation and global warming. Creative experiments, discoveries and development of positive skills allows children to see the importance of the respect towards other people and the nature. This way children would also appreciate the people who put effort into development of eco – friendly products and packaging. The main idea of the project is to describe the importance of educational books for preschool children as well as the model of the most attractive book for them in terms of the content and visuals. The idea of publishing a paper book to address the importance of recycling and prevention of deforestation might seem as a paradox. However, it allows to reveal the creative side of the conception. Publishing a book in an eco – friendly way is one of the most effective ways to tell children about the practical solutions to ecological problems. This project presents some of such effective solutions as it describes the process of publishing the book which not only contains valuable information of ways to prevent ecological problems, but is also a result of such prevention itself.

 

 




The outside of the cube will be decorated with recycled paper wich would resemble Indonesian tropical plants, trees and animals (Indonesian forest are still being destroyed due to the paper industry). This side of the cube would represent the beauty of the wildlife. Also, there would be a poster for the book.

 

 

 

 

 


The inside of the book would represent the destroyed nature – deforestation, extinction of species, polluted atmosphere and etc. It would also include decorations wich are made of recycled paper. Also, here people could find several copies of the book. I would like my cube to have two walls and floor. All the decorations will be not colourful (it will have natural recycled paper‘s colours), only the poster will be colourful. Decorations will be attached to the walls with stickers.


3, Živilė Kraužlytė

 

 

"The Eight Great

Graphic Struggles"

 

 

 

 

ARTIST STATEMENT

"The eight great graphic struggles” is a short comics inspired by my own experiences as an artist at Vilniaus University of Arts in Kaunas. I wanted to show that every young artist has some things that can drive him crazy. Sometimes they may look funny and meanless, but when it happens every day, it becomes a really serious problem.



4, Elona Čečytė ir Justina Ivanauskaitė

 

"Anatomy of the Human Soul"


ARTIST STATEMENT

 

ELONA ČEČYTĖ: My artwork usually consists of illustrative, surrealistic work. I would describe myself as someone who draws illustrations for kids or for young people, who do not really have a serious outlook on life. However, I do sometimes create work that is more heavy in its nature: there are times when I do artworks in order to help my important ideas and thoughts be heard by the society and the world. My favorite types of art are landscape, marine, animalistic, and sometimes abstract art. I usually work with watercolors, as for me, it is the most comfortable tool. Being a technique that does not feel as if it constrains me, watercolor helps me set my mind free and get a little more wild with my art. The paint is harder to control than, for example, a pencil, but it helps me produce my preferred results. Moreover, I study applied graphics, which encourages me to use Intaglio techniques, such as hard and soft ground etching, aquatint, and relief printmaking techniques, for example, linocut. Having been able to learn all of the aforementioned techniques gave me the capability of working with many different tools and in various styles. Lastly, I also do digital painting, which allows me to create in a lot of different ways and in turn, never get tired of it. Creating is not only my job but also my hobby.

 

JUSTINA IVANAUSKAITĖ: The main thing that I want to achieve through my art is to bring people comfort and happiness, as well as provide them with something to relate to. In essence, I want to bring everyone together through my work. I want to be honest and open in my art, to be truly myself. I work mainly digitally, though I do have a soft spot for traditional painting, as I studied it at the Kaunas High School of Art. My work showcases both my fondness for graphic art and for painting: I favor intricate linework, yet my coloring style is detailed and painterly. I like to experiment with the two seemingly different styles and fuse them into one harmonious method. I prefer stylized work and my subjects are most often people - I find the vast spectrum of human emotion the most interesting subject of all, and so I put extra care into capturing specific feelings in my art. The themes of my work vary between lighthearted and heavy topics - I use it as a way to express myself and exhibit the things I like, as well as talk about current issues that I find important. I believe that art is a great tool to make yourself be heard, and a great way to heal one’s heavy mind.

* The walls of the cube will be covered with smaller works that, seen from below, will form a general image, and when they are approached, there will be separate small illustrations.

<--  Examples of the small Illustrations



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