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Takeover: #143 Kamilė Česnavičiūtė

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#143 (21/12 - 27/12 2020) written by Anisa Demirci and Cheyenne Pattiwaël

Kamilė Česnavičiūtė is a Fine Arts graduate (2019) from Minerva. Paintings and drawings that stab you in the eyeballs, is what Kamilė calls her art.

The canvas is her language to share her ideas and analogies with the spectator and society. Visual stories of human look-alikes, human conditions, social class differences and power relations. Funny imagery and vibrant colors, with a twist!

“I don’t exactly depict humans. I see them as colorful human look-alikes, they are more universal. It could be all types of people, with different skin color, age and gender.”

Kamilė’s artworks are a journey “for your eyeballs”. At first you are struck by the bright colors, drawing you in, and then you start to notice the little details. She sees this as a fun element to her work, where the viewer might have a totally different interpretation than Kamilė through looking at it.

Forces that drive her work are anger and sadness, they put her to work. E.g. the horror of capitalism, social inequalities, disproportionate punishments, people in power doing awful things and liberal bullshit. Through the element of humor, she is able to make art with this underlayer in a more digestible way.

“In a certain way, these things make me a sad and angry person, so I think my art is also that person.”

“I like to meet a lot of people. Situations that can happen between people inspire me. Like the mundane or absurd things, such as a finger in a butt.”

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