About the author:
Kęstutis Grigaliūnas (born on 7 February in 1957 in Kaunas) studied at the Lithuanian Art Institute in 1976-1982. 1982-1996 – lecturer at Kaunas Juozas Naujalis Art School, since 1996 – lecturer at Vilnius Academy of Arts. In 1988-1989 he created linen carvings, woodcuts, silk screen prints, etchings and illustrated books. In 1990 he was one of the first Lithuanian graphic artists to use the colour stencil printing technique. He is characterised by a distinct graphic element – lines, signs, ornaments, figurative and abstract motifs. Since 1998, he has been creating more complex plastic graphic works and cut-ups, which are characterised by post-modernism, Pop Art, Fluxus elements, decorative and eclectic images. His works includes a playful mood, irony, various intellectual references to images of Lithuania and other cultures and civilisations. Since 1981 he has participated in exhibitions in Lithuania and abroad. His works are held by the Lithuanian National Museum of Art, the National M. K. Čiurlionis Museum of Art, and the Library of the Museum of Modern Art in New York. In 2011, he was awarded the National Culture and Art Prize.