Sculptor Marija Šnipaitė’s creative process consists of searching for various links between everyday rituals and co-cultural as well as visual experiences. The reflections of these connections turn into spatial structures, their forms giving up their customary functions and usual materiality. Most objects are balancing in an attempt to remain abstract, and at the same time be identified and recognised by the viewer. The artist herself refers to some of her works as “staged spatial installations”. The composition of these installations and the artificiality of the materials used in them are reminiscent of a scenography in which the objects are closely interconnected and related by a common narrative. The objects appearing in the artwork’s space create an associative net which allows the viewer to fall into melancholic, slumberous, and timeless states. Šnipaitė’s installations are often constructed using structures of landscape, in which the surrounding motives are recreated from everyday elements. A certain attentiveness to space, the environment, memory, and time can be felt in them. By alternating between those elements, the author transforms common phenomena into mesmerizing atmospheric stories, where the prevailing multilayeredness of meanings remains open for interpretation.

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