Photographic Areas of Focus
Abstract, Architecture, Film & Alternative Process, Fine Art, Nature, Still Life, Street
Agnė Gintalaitė develops an interdisciplinary practice as a media artist, photographer, painter and writer. Key projects „Beauty Remains“ (2015), a series of photo montages of dilapidated Soviet garage doors photo gained international interest and was presented and reviewed in many cultural publications. „Without Perspective“ (2019), a personal exhibition of photographs of Soviet apartment blocks, made with a drone and assembled to create an impression of a perspective-less point of view, the Vilnius Photography Gallery. Agnė Gintalaitė develops a technique of photo-collection, composing small pieces into a mosaic. Her practice explores the creation of new relations in aesthetic and meaning that emerge this process of assembling. For instance, the garage door project was organised to create a harmonious coloristic effect. The resulting effect of beauty changed public perception of the garage shanty towns, which were perceived as an embarassing urban space. Gintalaitė‘s other project, mandalas made of electronic waste items was based on a similar principle, where electronic waste was assembled into beautiful, regular systems, to encourage people to approach waste as a resource. The vision that was not distorted by perspective in the photographs of the Soviet apartment buildings was also achieved by assembling the blocks from individual pictures of panel blocs, shot taken straight from the front by the drone.