Rimas Sakalauskas – a visual artist born in 1985 working in the field of multimedia. He studied Photography and Media Art in Vilnius Academy of Arts and Royal College of Arts in London.
Rimas’ video projection designs have been featured in theatres of Poland, Iceland, also in concerts all over Europe as well as in Asian countries. Most notable projects in the production of which he took part are video projections for the play “Independent people” (director Thorleifur Arnarsson) in the National Drama Theatre of Iceland in Reykjavík, video projections for the opera of Onutė Narbutaitė “Cornetto“(director Gintaras Varnas) in Lithuanian National Opera and Ballet Theatre, video projections for Philip Glass concert “American Four Seasons” in Lyon, France.
Among his most important achievements is first place in media art Grand Prix awards in Open Category presented by Turku (Finland) – European Capital of Culture 2011. In 2013 Rimas was awarded for the best Installation in IV International art fair ARTVILNIUS’13.
In His latest video installation “Session” Rimas employed the most recent technological achievements in digital art such as dynamic fluid simulations, photogrammetry and 3d projection mapping. The piece summarizes his efforts as an artist to merge the tradition of academic art, beauty and perfection with postmodern nihilism, joke and anti aesthetics. I heard E. M. Cioran quote „ to write is to vomit your secrets“, so do Rimas, using minimal strokes, he portrays ugly scenarios with beauty and elegance. This is why the work he produces is mesmerizing and nostalgic, sweet and sour, disturbing yet engaging. In Rimas’ work, the unappealing is just another side to beauty.