The first holiday card was created in 2001, at the graphics art study period. Later, the graphic designer’s skills were improved at studies in ESAD school, Portugal.
The author of the exhibition says: ‘For a long time, the creation of cards was just a game which gave me some kind of satisfaction; it was something different from the other creative projects and academic life. I have never thought that this kind of activity could be a part of my professional life. Everything changed in 2018, when I started teaching design disciplines at Vilnius Gediminas Technical University.Academic work make me to deeper focus into the field of graphic design, to analyse its theoretical aspects and realise them in practice, both in my workshops with students and in my artistic career’.
Virtual exhibition: http://en.venckus.eu/sventiniai-atvirukai-virtuali-paroda/
About the Artist
Prof. Dr. R. Venckus is an art critic and media artist. In 2014 he defended his Ph. D. thesis in the humanities, Jacques Derrida Deconstruction Theory in Video Art Analysis, at Vilnius Academy of Arts.
R. Venckus is Professor at the Department of Graphics Systems of the Faculty of Fundamental Sciences of Vilnius Gediminas Technical University. He is the author of 18 scientific articles, 5 research reports presented in international conferences and 20 research reports published in republican scientific conferences. Previously he working as Associate Professor at Vytautas Magnus University, and the director of Creative Society and Economy Institute of Kazimieras Simonavičius University; he taught at Vilnius University, Šiauliai University, Vilnius Academy of Arts.
R. Venckus is also a media artist usually engaged in the art of photography. The main theme of creation comprises memory, time and personal experience as well as the male body and sexuality interpretations. In 2010 he represented Lithuania in the international erotic visual art exhibition (National Museum in Poland). He participated in 30 international exhibitions and 37 republican exhibitions, set up 50 solo exhibitions in Lithuania and 4 abroad.
R. Venckus is known in Lithuania as an art critic engaged in reviewing contemporary art exhibitions and writing about painting, photography and video art. His critical reviews on well-known Lithuanian and Western artists make an integral part of exhibitions held not only in Lithuania but also in USA, Denmark, Poland, Russia, Latvia, etc. R. Venckus is the author of 358 critical articles on art and culture.
Artist’s contacts: e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org / web www.venckus.eu
Organizer: Šiauliai Culture Centre, Aušros av. 31 LT-76300 Šiauliai. Tel. +370 41 52 41 63. E-mail: email@example.com
Partner of the exhibition: Vilnius Gediminas Technical University (Saulėtekis av. 11, LT-10223 Vilnius, Lithuania; tel. +375 5 274 5030;. e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org).