In 2001 Paukstyte graduates from Kaunas Art School, receiving ceramics maker diploma and Juozas Zikaras Main Award of the year for graduation work – sculpture composition Tree of the World – and it is the main motivation to apply for further art studies. She wants just to draw, cause working with clay is as dirty, slow action as it seems. It is nice but do not suits with fast result, long nails and young age.
She graduates in 2008 from Vilnius Art Academy with a first class education in Graphic Arts both B.A. and M.A. degree.
Paukstyte creates vibrant and richly structural images with architectural touches and human interactions amongst them. No detail goes unnoticed, all in order.
Her compositions take on the bizzare, inconsequential or casual elements of daily life. Tennis players who play without tennis racquet, the fugu fish that is stuffed with chopsticks whilst spreading fish perfume, or black Barbie driving in vintage car over the rainbow – these clues add the overall sense of nonsense that Paukstyte is strong at. Artist’s individual pieces of work create an intriguing narrative, one that evokes obscurity and tension, urging the viewer to hunt for clues, to uncover the mystery and the key to imaginary truth.
While drawing is at the centre of her art practice, Paukstyte also makes clay objects, sculptures, jewelry.
Paukstyte‘s art pieces are included in private collections, also in the Seimas of the Republic of Lithuania. Her works are admired by people who are full of internal extravaganza and see further than their nose.
Over the several past years Paukstyte has worked as a graphic designer on different graphic projects, advertising, publishing, printing, philately, illustration whilst constantly organizing her solo exhibition and taking part in group shows both in Lithuania and abroad.
By now she spends her days working in her tiny studio alone. Here & now!
One of her first exhibitions was called Election of the most beautiful Penis. She and her roommate Vanda drew lots of different falos and exhibited in their shared hostel toilet. It was in late 2001.
The exhibition ended soon after Paukstyte‘s Father entered the toilet and exhale deeply...