Brigita Lastauskaite - Biography
Brigita Lastauskaite completed a MFA Majoring in Textile at the Vilnius Art Academy in Kaunas (1996) and then having migrated to Australia in the late 1990s went on to complete a Bachelor of Media Arts at RMIT (2001). Continually looking at new ways to further develop her visual language, explore new ways of mark making, and subtly communicate through her compositions, the influence of working with textile and texture from her tuition in Lithuania in the 1990s is still evident in her painting practice today.
Weaving the flotsam and jetsam of her scribbles, splashes and spontaneous application of paint Lastauskaite’s multi-layered works are akin to folkloric tapestries. Through an intuitive process of making marks and placing shapes Lastauskaite achieves an alluring balance in her compositions and while the placement of the visual information is often asymmetrical and without pattern, her selection of colours and materials she plays with juxtapose or interlace leading to sumptuous works that immediately engage the eye.
Water Stories is Lastauskaite’s 9th Solo Exhibition, of those 7 have been in Melbourne with the other 2 in Finland and Lithuania. Lastauskaite has also participated in over 20 group exhibitions in Australia and Abroad.