PAULIUS SLIAUPA
Higher Institute for Fine Arts, Belgium
Artist Biography:
Paulius Šliaupa‘s (1990, Vilnius, Lithuania) works explore the relationship(s) between culture and nature, the interaction of ambience and light that affect our daily lives. By accumulating the flow of painterly images, atmospheric sounds and poetic energy, the artist creates sensual narratives. Most projects consist of multiple works, grouped around specific themes such as organic structures, rituals in nature, the flow of natural and artificial light and absurd poetic happenings.
 
Šliaupa holds a BA and a MFA from the Vilnius Academy of Arts as well as a MFA in media arts from KASK, Ghent. Selected exhibitions include the solo exhibition “Dès Vu“, Meno Nisa, Vilnius (2019) and the group exhibition “The upper hand“, IKOB, Eupen, Belgium (2020). Šliaupa is part of the HISK post-graduate programme 2020 & 2021.
Little Crown
Video 
04:56'
2020
Coming from a family of geologists I am interested in how our way of seeing the landscape has changed nowadays. My work explores the relationship(s) between culture and nature; the interaction of ambience and light that affect our daily lives. From video installations and experimental movies for the cinema to objectlike paintings, my oeuvre encompasses a wide range of artistic media. Using an extensive database of sounds and images that I record every day - and sometimes provoke by creating situations - I work with associations to evoke a journey through different spaces and sensations. By accumulating the flow of painterly images, atmospheric sounds, and poetic energy, I form sensual narratives. Most projects consist of multiple works, grouped around specific themes such as organic structures; rituals in nature; the flow of natural and artificial light; expeditions into the mystery of the night; absurd poetic happenings.