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We are motif – a creative duo of two artists from North of Lithuania – Egle Sakalyte and Greta Balciunaite. Working closely together we explore visual narratives of elegance and simplicity within the chaos. As our technical media we choose the manual screen printing technique, that let’s us feel and experiment … Read More
We are motif – a creative duo of two artists from North of Lithuania – Egle Sakalyte and Greta Balciunaite. Working closely together we explore visual narratives of elegance and simplicity within the chaos. As our technical media we choose the manual screen printing technique, that let’s us feel and experiment with the nature of ink pigments, paper textures and more. Using analog glitch technique as our tool for concept, we capture imagery of glitch aesthetics, philosophy and visual principles, analog culture, man of techno-culture and industry.

The glitch is an overwhelming experience of an interruption that shifts an object away from its ordinary form and discourse. But somewhere within the destructed ruins of meaning, the new is born. A negative feeling makes place for an intimate, personal experience. As a holistic feeling rather than a particular perfection the glitch can reveal a new opportunity, an indication of something new.

We manipulate, bend and break any medium towards the point where it becomes something new. The sensation in the eye that views the subject is recreating and the details of the original object are lost. The image becomes representation, but not communication. The distinction between the natural and the simulation is fading. The process of replacement of the real is active and it is losing its origin, thus becoming a copy without an original.

We embrace the aesthetic of error and the moment. The new reality.
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Exhibiting as ​​motif​ duo:​

​Exhibitions
Saatchi Gallery, group show 'Jealous Needs You', UK 2017; (upcoming)
Jealous Gallery, group show 'Jealous Needs You', UK 2017;
DSArts Gallery, group show, 'Yellow Dots', UK 2016;
West London Art Factory, group POP-UP show, UK 2016;​ (upcoming)
Appestat, solo sh… Read More
Exhibiting as ​​motif​ duo:​

​Exhibitions
Saatchi Gallery, group show 'Jealous Needs You', UK 2017; (upcoming)
Jealous Gallery, group show 'Jealous Needs You', UK 2017;
DSArts Gallery, group show, 'Yellow Dots', UK 2016;
West London Art Factory, group POP-UP show, UK 2016;​ (upcoming)
Appestat, solo show of ​​motif, UK 2016;​
West London Art Factory, group show 'Open Studios'16', UK 2016;
Transylvanian Art Center, ​4th Graphic Art Biennial of Szeklerland, Romania, 2016;

Contests
International Print Exchange Program, India, 2016;
Neo Print Prize, UK, 2016; Read Less
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