"Balance is everywhere."
Inga Kaupelyte - Ingaga
I am an ornamental expressionism style painter, ceramics and fabrics creator, loving to depict a world that pulses with excess and variety, but where everything is balanced and connected.
Think of rubenesque figures, stylized graphic florals, souls, with a droplet of primitivism, boldness and complexity.
When I was a child I thought I would become a poet. I loved to create with words. But after numerous paintings of pegasus horses and winning few drawing contests at schools, my parents suggested I should better create "visual poems".
When I was just 12 I started attending Painting school in my hometown Panevezys.
After graduating simultaneously from High School and the School of Fine Arts, I successfully achieved a four year bachelor degree in Audiovisual Arts at Vilnius Academy of Fine Arts.
I worked as an Art Director in advertising industry for several years. Then I moved abroad in search of inspiration amongst new surroundings. Since then, I have worked as a Visual Designer in Belgium; Art Director in Sweden; when eventually I moved to Amsterdam, where I worked as a Lead Digital Designer and later, Visual Designer at De Telegraaf Media Group.
Since 2013 I'm also founder of design label Ingaga Porcelain, of which I'm also a designer and a maker.
I am a visual poet. And this is an attitude I am taking while creating art. I want to bring the metaphor of the light and positive world, especially I like naive style, decorative elements and bold shapes.
My studio is located in Amsterdam, The Netherlands. If your would like to see my works in person, you can come visit by contacting me by here and making an appointment. The very best way to keep up with new work is to follow me on instagram, or facebook. Also, don't forget to sign up to my newsletter.
2017 January - February – Exhibition at Word Alchemists / Amsterdam, NL
2015 – 1st place winner “Catrinas in Nederland” exhibition / Amsterdam, NL
2014 – 2015 Exhibition at Jam Workspace / Amsterdam, NL
2010 – 2014 Yearly participant at the Art exhibition “LT.art.NL” / Amsterdam, NL
2010 – Exhibition “Lithuanian Art 2000-2010: 10 Years Retrospective” / Vilnius, LT
"Be happy!" creative documentary film, 15min. / 2004:
2005 – TV broadcast SMC TV, TV 1 / LT
– International film festival Kino Pavasaris / Vilnius, LT
– “Next festival” cinema ”Lietuva” / Vilnius, LT
2004 – Exground filmfestival / Wiesbaden, DE
– Festival „Kulturos tvartas” / Vilnius, LT
– Festival „Tinklai“ / LT
– Premiere at the cinema „Skalvija“ / Vilnius, LT
2004 – Earth Art & Video Performance at the group exhibition “Horizons” / LT
1998 – 1st place winner at The Miniature Painting contest / Panevezys, LT