Viktorija Skafaru

Art must inspire. Attract you by its form. A person who is looking at a work of art should not think and try to guess what is represented in it and why. A viewer should not think but intuit and experience. This happens when someone is watching a symbol whose meaning is revealed gradually by plunging into the depth of subconsciousness. Artwork is read at different layers, it is recognised at different layers and it reveals itself by layers. A symbol does not provide a strictly defined meaning.  It acts like a mirror that reflects the viewer’s level of consciousness. Art is not created for the brain but for the heart. Even more precisely, it is created for the Soul where these are not the senses that reign but intuitions.

 

Viktorija Skafaru

I seek to capture the spirit of places, perceive their pulsations and translate them into images without worrying about their objective appearance. I like to confront the idea, to travel in time, to take inspiration from art of the past cultures, ancient civilizations and ethnic traditions. I try to rediscover their formal language and understand their essential meaning by refusing to look at the facts and stories behind. Instead I inspect how the forms are created and what kind of sensations they evoke. I am interested in finding a contemporary way to experience and live the knowledge that does not belong to any time or place but the traces of which appear in mythology, religion, archetypes and symbols.

BIO

Viktorija Skafaru was born in Klaipeda, Lithuania, 1984. At sixteen, she started learning academic drawing and painting at an art studio Guboja. When the time came to choose her studies, Viktorija wanted to unite her love for art, literature and history and enrolled in the History and Theory of Arts programme at the Vilnius Academy of Arts. There she wrote a thesis on the perception of contemporary art and after graduation started working as a creative manager and copywriter in the field of promotion and event organisation.

In 2009 the artist moves to Italy. She keeps her relations with Lithuania by working as a correspondent. Life in a foreign country allows Viktorija to rediscover and appreciate the universal language of images. Destiny brings her to a studio of a well-known Marche region artist Grazia Carminucci. There Viktorija works on improving her watercolour technique in a photo-realistic manner. She starts participating in collective exhibitions, first as a member of the ProArte art association and then as a free artist. In 2014 Viktorija moves to Florence. in 2017 she get's a permission to work as an official artist at San Gimignano streets (UNESCO). Here she became a member of young and active cultural assosiation via del Arte.  her artworks make a part of the official collections of St. Martins Shields institute (2017) in Florence and lithuanian art museum (2018) in Vilnius.

Exhibitions

2019

Artistika festival of the fine arts and music   La rocca di montestaffoli, san gimignano (group)

Art&Vine - showroom | enoteca Pasquini - Poggibonsi (SI), Italy (solo)

 

2018

Rimantas Kaukenas Charitable Foundation ART Auction with patronage of ambasador of the republic of lithuania Ricardas Slepavicius - Reggio Emiglia, Italy

Artistika festival of the Fine Arts and Music - La Rocca Di Montestaffoli, San Gimignano, Italy (group) 

World lithuania: horizonts of creativity - lithuanian world community, lithuanian art museum, with Patronage of the President of the Republic of Lithuania Dalia Grybauskaite - vilnius, lithuania (group)

Showroom at il carcere - san Gimignano, Italy (solo)

showroom at Il Ceppo Toscano - San gimignano, italy (solo)

CreAzioni - Via del Arte & Perelandra teatro - San Gimignano, Italy (performance)

2017 

Istituto Scudi di San Martino XXXIV Edizione Anno 2017 - 11 November 2017 - Palazzo Vecchio, Salone dei Cinquecento - Firenze, Italy

XV colletiva "Il Cenacolo" - Il Cenacolo Art Gallery at Sala della Cultura di San Gimignano - San Gimignano, Italy (group)

Im Dialog: Austria - Italia - Germania - BERTRAND KASS Gallery - Innsbruck, Austria (group)

Tre Giorni D'Arte - FUN ARTE Movimento Artisti LIberi - Marina di Pietrasanta, Italy (group)

La Meraviglia delle Arti in Piandornella -  Il CENACOLO Art Gallery - San Gimignano, Italy (group)

Fiera Carrara Giorni d'Arte - FUN ARTE Movimento Artisti Liberi - Carrara, Italy (art fair)

Un Dialogo nell'Arte: Italy-Austria-Bavaria - ArtExpertise - Florence (group)

Artefiera Dolomiti - UFOFABRIK Contemporary Art Gallery - Treviso, Italy (art fair)

MAM Mostra a Milano Arte e Antiquariato - ALTOMANI&SONS Gallery - Milano, Italy (art fair)

2016

Art Becoming - Art House gallery - Bagno Vignoni, Italy (group)

 

2015

Garden of Secrets - Villa Le Palazzine - Florence, Italy (solo)

Giardino dei Segreti - Firenze Art Gallery - Florence, Italy (solo)

 

2014

Vero Falso - I Fossi - San Gimignano, Italy (solo)

Arte Insieme - Museo Pietraia dei Poeti, San Benedetto, Italy (group)

 

2013

Pro Arte Natale - guest at "Petit", San Benedetto, Italy (solo)

Dipingi un canto - Palazzina Azzura, San Benedetto, Italy (group) 

Arte Insieme - Museo Pietraia dei Poeti, San Benedetto, Italy (group)

 

2012

Sagra dell'Arte - Pedaso, Italy (group)

Ristoro al Porto con Pro Arte - San Benedetto, Italy (group)

Rondo con Pro Arte - San Benedetto, Italy (group)

Arte Insieme - Museo Pietraia dei Poeti, San Benedetto, Italy (group)

 

 

Collections

LITHUANIAN ART MUSEUM collection (2018) - Vilnius, Lithuania

Istituto Scudi di San Martino collection (2017) - Florence, Italy

 

Private collection, Florence (Italy)

Private collection, Turin (Italy)

Private collection, Verona (Italy)

Private collection, San Gimignano (Italy)

Private collection, Ohio (USA)

Private collection, Edmonton (Canada)

Private collection, Wien (Austria)

Private collection, Perth (Australia)

Private collection, Bali (Indonesia)
Private collection, Vilnius (Lithuania)
Private collection, Klaipeda (Lithuania)

Catalogue

World lithuania: horizonts of creativity, 2018. lithuanian art museum - Vilnius, lithuania

Arte Insieme, 2014. Museo Pietraia dei Poeti - San Benedetto, italy

Arte Insieme, 2013. Museo Pietraia dei Poeti - San Benedetto, italy

Arte Insieme, 2012. Museo Pietraia dei Poeti - San Benedetto, italy

Media

https://www.15min.lt/kultura/naujiena/naujienos/lietuvos-ir-pasaulio-lietuviu-dailininku-susitikimas-1104-997072#_

http://www.itlietuviai.it/florencijos-lietuve-viktorija-skafaru-supratau-kad-niekada-nebusiu-tokia-kaip-italai/

 

Galleries

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Viktorija Skafaru | vskafaru@gmail.com | +39 331 2022 838 | Italy | Lithuania

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