Kamile Lukrecija Lukosiute is a talented young painter and photographer from Lithuania. Her works are inspired by street art among other styles and movements and are created with a variety of materials including acrylic, oil, pastel, pencil, pen, and spray paint. Her paintings are bold, expressive works of art that do not shy away from tackling political themes or social topics. We sat down with Kamile and are very proud to present you the following interview.
When did you know you wanted to be an artist?
To be honest, I never had this “I want to be an artist” moment. But it turned out this way because I have always enjoyed it and time just doesn’t exist when I’m doing creative work, just like that – if you really love doing something, you give it your time, and it gets better and better as the years go on. So that’s how I became an artist, I only do things that I love and truly believe in. If you love it, do it, and do a lot of it!
Can you talk about your artistic influences and other artists you are most inspired by?
Actually, I got into art after I found my sister’s old drawings in the attic. As a child I would try to make similar drawings, because I was so fascinated by them. After this, I started drawing things from my own mind, so I guess that was my main influence.
I do have artists that I admire, and I think they are great, but my work is about me, about the world that surrounds me and how I perceive it, I have never attended any art classes, so my art is not really “influenced” by anything but me.
I don’t do art to impress anyone or to receive admiration, I do it because I like it, it is as simple as that. If someone likes what I do or if my art pieces talk and mean something to them that’s great, I couldn’t ask for more.
Do you prefer to work alone or collaborate with others?
I love both. I love working alone, and I love working with people with different minds. You can learn so much while working with others, it’s amazing.
Can you tell us about a project you are currently working on?
Currently, I’m working together with 4BYSIX, it is a non-profit organization that commissions and sells unique artworks, furniture, and clothing by world-renowned contemporary artists and designers. All sales directly support their mission to help homeless people using creative projects.
I’m working on a limited sweatshirt collection. Each piece is one-of-a-kind and hand-painted by me.
What do you think you would be doing if you weren’t an artist?
If I weren’t an artist, I would be running some sort of business, because it is an exciting field, full of challenges, but at the same time there is a lot of freedom and creativity. In a way, it is art too. At the end of the day everything is art…right ?
Have you found any other artists on SINGULART whose work you admire?
Yes, I love Seunghwui Koo’s work. I hope to own at least one of her artworks in the future.
What advice could you give to young artists who are just starting out?
Trust your creative potential, work a lot and find yourself in your work, be your own biggest fan and critic, be confident and most importantly: Enjoy this journey!