Giedrius Liagas

Giedrius Liagas lives and creates in Kaunas. In 1984-1988 he was attending photographic studio of Arūnas Kulikauskas, in 1988-1989 he was studying in Vilnius photographic school. He has been a member of Lithuanian Union of Art Photographers since 1989. Also, he was teaching Photography in Vilnius Art Academy, in Kaunas faculty, and Vytautas Magnus University.

Giedrius Liagas has been participating in exhibitions since 1987. The artist has organized many author exhibitions in Poland, Latvia, England, Germany. In 2015 February the photographer‘s chamber-author photography exhibition ran in Kaunas National Drama Theater spaces. The artist‘s works are kept in collections of Lithuanian Union of Art Photographers in Vilnius, in the Museum of Photography in Šiauliai, in the Museum of Art in Vladivostok (Russia), in Lithuanian Art Museum in Chicago (USA), in Metropolitan Museum in Tokyo (Japan). The main work cycles of the author: “Experiment“ (1989), “The residents of Muitinė street“ (1990), “Album“ (1995), “Search of the mate“ (2005), “This side of the other side“ (2006) and et al.

In this online gallery we present two series of the photographer Giedrius Liagas – “This side of the other side“ and “The first year after the End of the World“. In the series of the photographs “This side of the other side“ subtle relationship with nature is brought to light. In the created sea abstraction ships contours are emerging. It could look that this frequent theme in art and photography should be presented traditionally. However, the author pictiorally “floats“ the image by creating symbolic picture full of color nuances. Colorfully nuanced emotion is associative in the mentioned cycle, transitive from natural photographic image to symbolized image of the world. In the cycle “The first year after the End of the World“ also the specifics (figure, its part) becomes the part of photographic composition, not the specifics, but the shape becomes basis of frequent photograph.