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About

Welcome to my internet home.

 Here you will find contemporary art and ecological fashion pieces with unique stories. These creative works are not about specific places, people or fashion trends. They are about life. In each piece of work, I focus on emotion and specific story. My interest lays in the search for answers to the questions of human experience. How we think is who we are. I am amazed by the individual perspectives of our human existence. I also ask myself how can art bring us to really look at things in nowadays fast and oversaturated digital world? How can art expand our perception? 

 These are probably the most accurate descriptions that explain my field of interest. As you will notice from my background, I prefer not to define myself too strictly. Freedom brings the needed magic to the expression. All themes I work on, come naturally to me from my surroundings and life experiences. Some works are reflecting a current moment in time while others try to affect the viewer in a different way. The choice of media, in which I work to express a particular theme, is also varying. This may not sound as a usual artistic statement, but my life experiences till now were very diverse as well. My hope is that you can connect to my work instantly, without requiring many words to explain it. I believe that exactly this represents art at its best.

 All paintings and prints are unique drawings made by me. For more inspiration just check out my Instagram account. Enjoy this page and contact me if you would like to have one of my original paintings. 

My Background

 Here is a short story about me. 

 As long as I can remember I loved to paint and draw but the path to being able to live my creativity was not an easy one. Being born into a post communist period in Lithuania I had to think in very early years how I will be able to support myself in the future. It was not a good time to dream or hope to become an artist. Although I was going to an evening art school at that time it became clear to me that I should give it up and search for an alternative path. 

 When I finished school I ended up studying fashion design and technology at one of the universities in my home country. I would like to say that I planned this because I could still create and also have the possibility to find a steady job long term. In reality it was a pure coincidence. 

 After my studies I moved to Germany. There I worked and studied again. At the end I gained, what one would say, an unusual degree for a creative person – a masters´degree in Business Management. It was an interesting experience and with the view of today I can say that it was the right thing to do. The knowledge that I gained throughout my studies is helping me to develop my career as an artist today. In particular, the last experience showed me that by doing things we thought we would never be able to do, we can expand our perception of who we are or can be in the future. There I also realised the reasons why our economical world is as it is. Our underlining intention with which we go about things always decides the final result.

 Finally, after several years of working in the fashion industry I moved again, this time to the Netherlands where I could no longer resist making art professionally. There I felt a strong need to focus on it full-time.  

 My biggest desire is to elevate You or give you a new, fresh perspective on life through my works. There is something more in uns which goes beyond intellect. This inner wisdom guides us in ways which we may not be able to comprehend in a particular situation. Our journeys continue. Nothing stays the same. 

 

about sustainability of aurelija designs

 My goal for the fashion design part is to offer an ecological alternative with high material quality and hand drawn, one of a kind prints. I believe that sustainable production in fashion should become a standard and not an exception. It is not about saving the world it is just about taking responsibility for our actions. There is still a very long way to go but new brands which are coming up, set new standards to an old industry. They show that fashion can be transparent and ecological. They are my inspiration. I want to support this development with offering creative and ecological t-shirts in a premium material quality.

 At the moment I work with Spreadshirt Germany, who takes care of the logistics and printing for me, so that I can concentrate on the creative process. This company has a strong portfolio of t-shirt suppliers who are members of a fair wear foundation (The Fair Wear Foundation is an independent, non-profit organisation that works to improve conditions for workers in garment factories).

 For all of my t-shirts I choose a supplier which offers an earth positive (earth neutral) product quality. Which means that the t-shirts were produced using alone the renewable green energy from wind and solar power. The cotton which they use for the fabric comes also from ecological cultivation. Their 100% organic cotton fabric has a very high quality. It's soft, has a perfect thickness and long durability. I am sure you will enjoy wearing it as I really do so :D. 

 I follow these new ecological production developments. It is great to notice that with time we see more innovation in the production. New ecological materials are coming to the market, which were not available before. As the consumers are buying more consciously, the industry is forced to react, which is great! I will definitely look for further innovative ideas in this area too. I am sure that exiting times are coming.

 At the moment I am also working on sustainable packing alternatives for my artworks. I do not want to use plastic, which seems to not be an easy task when it comes to replacing the bubble wrap. I will share the developments around this topic on my Instagram page. 

 

 

Nature is a great source of inspiration

 Nature is definitely my biggest source of inspiration, not just for creativity but for life in general. It is something magical about spending time in the Nature. It allows us to stop running through life for a moment and just relax, look around. We notice after a while that there are greater things out there. This can be a comforting experience. After a while everything else does not matter anymore.     

 Going for a walk in a forest helps not just to relax, it also lifts the creativity as we experience the most beautiful colors and shapes. Do you notice how alive and vibrant your surroundings actually are? It is natural that we should then take care of our nature which turns the subject towards the sustainable production again. I want to inspire you with my work and try to do this as sustainably as possible. 

  Have fun in finding YOUR piece of art!