Simona Rukuižaitė 2019


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The term ‘Inclusus’ (Latin – ‘included, incorporated’) refers to the installation of mosaic compositions in the “cracks” in crumbling walls. We can find these in the streets of the old part of the village of Riba-roja d’Ebre.

This piece of artwork is a tribute to the subtlety of colour and form in the walls of abandoned buildings. The meditative process of putting together pieces of mosaic is an attempt to attract the eye away from the rest of the decomposition.

The implementation of the technique of mosaic art is linked to the performance of the urban environment. The artwork is limited to urban space, while changing spray paint or acrylic materials commonly used to an alternative expression of street art.

Simona Rukuižaitė (b. 1994 in Vilnius, Lithuania) is a visual artist interested in immersive engagements with earth and mineral pigments. Her artistic research encompasses an in-depth study of pigments, the intricate alchemical processes of pigment extraction, and an extensive study of the geological origins of the materials.

She approaches pigments from an ontological perspective, treating them as substances derived from the landscape. A central theme resonates throughout her research – a deep-rooted connection to the locality of materials, related mythologies, and the contextual environments in which they dwell.

Presently, Simona is a doctoral candidate in Fine Arts (Vilnius Academy of Arts). She received a BA in Monumental Arts (fresco and mosaic) and continued her MA studies in Site-specific art.

Currently based in Helsinki, Finland.

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