Julija Jankelaitytė (JuliaJan)
A contemporary visual artist from Lithuania exploring human condition through deconstruction and intuition. Her works are highly inspired by the balance between the eccentric life of an artist and the gaze of a modern female while main influences come from the immersive lives and works of Francis Bacon, Egon Schiele and Gerard Richter. The viewer is expected to perceive her work through the gut feeling rather than rational fact.
Julija started her artistic journey in early childhood surrounded by the flowing Lithuanian landscapes which invited her creativity to explore emotion through color, texture and mark making. The artist's education began with Stanislav Moniuszko school of art and music 7 year course in art, sculpture and art history during which she has been awarded several local and international contest awards and continued to the fine art studies at the London Metropolitan University. The creative practice then took place in Berlin, where Julija’s first exhibition took place at Studio Baustelle in March, 2018. Later in life Juliajan has found herself creating in Zurich and Vienna before coming back to Vilnius where the artist's studio is based currently and where her first solo exhibition "Human condition and personages" took place in 2020. The substantial list of private and public collections worldwide that involve Julija’s artworks currently includes a member of the Nobel prize winning team for discovery of graphene Antonio Castro Neto, Consulate of Ecuador in Italy, the French tech pioneers Two-I, the founder of revolutionary schooling system in India Pradeep Jolly and many more avid and influential art collectors and businesses in UAE, USA, India, Singapore, Europe and UK.