About Kunigunda Dineikaite

Kunigunda Dineikaite


Artist was born in Vilnius, Lithuania.
In 2004 graduated from Vilnius Academy of Arts.
In 2006 graduated from Sussex University, West Dean College (Great Britain), master degree (postgraduate) with honors.
In 2007 graduated from Sussex University, West Dean College (Great Britain), master degree with honors.

From 2010 is a member of Lithuanian Artists’ Association.



   Solo exhibitions:
      – ‘Bring me tomorrow two white flowers’ in Pamenkalnio gallery, Vilnius, Lithuania (2011)
      – ‘Bring me tomorrow two white flowers’ in A gallery, Kaunas, Lithuania (2011)
      – ‘State’s spaces’ in Barotti gallery, Klaipeda, Lithuania (2010)
      – Painting Exhibition in Ottimo gallery, Vilnius, Lithuania (2010)
      – ‘Painting’ in “Left-Right” gallery, Vilnius, Lithuania (2009)
      – ‘Painting’ in VPU gallery 2003, Vilnius, Lithuania (2009)
      – ‘Flock’ (along with Trinidad Bascuñán). “Left-Right” gallery, Vilnius, Lithuania (2008)
      – ‘Empty’ in ARTima gallery, Vilnius, Lithuania (2006)
      – ‘Empty’ in Washington Square Gallery, Vilnius, Lithuania (2004).

   Group exhibitions:
      – ‘Jau saulelė vėl atkopdama budina svietą… ‘ in Art Park, Kaunas, Lithuania (2012)
      – ‘Landscape in painting: from A. Žmuidzinavičius to the twenty-first century artists’ at museum of works and
        collections of A. Žmuidzinavičius, Kaunas, Lithuania (2012)
      –  ‘Jau saulelė vėl atkopdama budina svietą… ‘ in  Arka gallery, Vilnius, Lithuania (2011)
      – International Art Meeting at ICCR museum, Kalkata, India (2011)
      – ‘Art Vilnius 2011′ at Lithuania’s Exhibition and Convention Centre LITEXPO, Vilnius, Lithuania (2011)
      – ‘Landscape in painting: from A. Žmuidzinavičius to the twenty-first century artists’ at A. Montis home-museum,
        Palanga, Lithuania (2011)
      – ‘Line, color, space’ in Arka gallery, Vilnius, Lithuania (2010)
      – ‘Landscape, camouflage, mimicry’ in Arka gallery, Vilnius, Lithuania (2010)
      – ‘Esemplastic’  Itchenor, Great Britain (2010)
      – ‘Focus Europe. 6.International Contemporary Art’ at Kulmbach, Germany (2010)
      – ‘The daily round outcrops’ at Military Academy, Vilnius, Lithuania (2010)
      – ‘Exhibition for men’ in Domus Art Gallery, Vilnius, Lithuania (2010)
      – ‘Turbulence. Three approaches’ at The Vilnius Town Hall, Lithuania (2009)
      – ‘2nd Quadrennial of Lithuanian Contemporary Fine Arts’ at Lithuanian Exhibition and Convention Centre LITEXPO,
        Vilnius, Lithuania (2009)
      – ‘Marks of Holy Memory’ in Darijus jewelry gallery, Vilnius, Lithuania (2009)
      – ‘Decentrism / Margins: 1 m out of the painting’ at Vilnius Railway Station, Lithuania (2009)
      – ‘Eternal Transience’  at the KMEI Department of Art faculty, VPU Gallery 2003, Lithuania (2009)
      – ‘Last Lithuanian art exhibition’ at St. John Street Gallery, Vilnius, Lithuania (2007)
      – ‘Different Strokes. Stairs gallery’ in ARTima gallery, Siauliai, Lithuania (2007)
      – ‘Prima Materia. Sussex Barn Gallery’ at West Dean, UK (2006)
      – ‘Mkas’ Siauliai Art Gallery, Lithuania (2004).

- Sussex University Rector Award (2007)
- James Edward scholarships to study in Great Britain (2005-06)
- An education scholarship granted by Lithuanian Ministry of Culture.


Art critics reviews:

One of the key features of Dineikaite painting – focus on the creative process. The painter opts for the unusual painting tools, using glass paints and varnishes. This technique developed glossy surfaces to a mirror effect, where the viewer can see his own figurative reflections on the abstract space of the painting. The artist peculiarly develops the idea of “being in a painting” and the magic of a fateful coincidence. Shedding glass paint or painting with lacquer the author must be extremely concentrate, thus, a putative, fast-drying and inalterable result would meet her creative ambition. Therefore, the idea of a painting, carried in mind and heart for weeks, is expressed in a clear and rapid hand movement, purposefully choosing color spaces. On the other hand, a “joy of discovering” and improvisational moment, as a result of random paint fusion, are also very important. “While painting I enjoy the physical features of paint: observe its movement, fusions, which often draw associations with scrolling and traveling the land, sky, thoughts. Painting is like awakening from a dream, that tells you about the space and state, which no longer exists, although just a moment ago you experienced it mentally and physically“, – says the artist.

In K. Dineikaite’s oeuvre we can find certain coherence with Gerhard Richter’s meditative abstractions and Jackson Pollock’s (1912-1956) vital compositions. Sacredness of G. Richter’s  layers of paint in K. Dineikaite paintings attain another quality through methodically flooded areas of the canvas. Thus, new rhythmic structures are formed, with high energy impact, which is strengthened by the encoded narratives in abstractions. According to the author, “images in my paintings emerge very slowly. In the original drawing clear shapes remain: people, animals, interiors. Each painting has its own history. In search of the stories and conceptual feelings’ fields, I abstract forms, create independent space, reminiscent of landscape”. On the other hand, oeuvre’s arrangement, despite the exogenous chaos, is very tightly structured. Their pulsating vitality of spots and strokes remind us of complex arabesques by Pollock, where we can envisage a clear logic, which has analogies with oriental mosaics.

Creating abstractions she skillfully manages different sizes of composition areas. Famous for her enormous two-three meters-sized canvas, she perfectly holds her creative painting style on much smaller sized surfaces. A game of colors and forms is very important to the painter, as it “liberates” specifically comprehended objects and memories, which lead to choosing different sized canvas.

Art critic, Rita Mikucionyte



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