Digital Residency 2: Laurentina Miksiene


Digital Residency 2: 01 February – 30 April 2020

My name is Laurentina Miksiene I’m from Lithuania. I started the most amazing journey last year when I came to the Foundation Art & Design course at Swansea College of Art UWTSD.

I love people and I love portraits. I think it’s amazing when you can freeze emotion. I tend to focus on feelings – which is the most important for me and hope important for viewers. For ‘Tabula Rasa’ I was inspired by hidden feelings – those of people who are close to me and many artists. My portraits are not about how the object looks, rather it’s about how I feel he looks.

We have eyes but we chose not to see. We have voices but we chose not to speak. Sometimes pain covers our body like tight fabric. It’s hard to breathe and hard to see. We need to be alone to feel the pain, to heal the soul. We can see darkness in joy and beauty in darkness. This is the line between sadness and joy, between life and end.