Ruta Naujalyte "My Love I Will Eat You Alive"
Ruta Naujalyte "My Love I Will Eat You Alive" 2016
Dimensions: 7.5in x 7.5in x 2.5in; 8in x 4in x 2.5in; 12.5in x 6.5in x 3in
Signed on Verso, Includes Signed Certificate of Authenticity
Ruta Naujalyte is an Oslo-based professional textile artist specializing in contemporary jewelry and modern arts. She finished her Masters's degree at the Vilnius Art Academy textile department in 2008. Over the years she has experimented with various materials and techniques but always stayed loyal to crochet. Naujalyte mastered the craft by pushing herself to use smaller and smaller hooks and thinner and thinner threads. For Naujalyte, mythical creatures, fictional fairy tales, and inspiring color combinations are important creative elements that convert objects into amulets. Shapes evolve organically; the impression of incompleteness is significant - scattered thread brings liveness. It adds presence - awareness of the here and now. She has no purpose in replicating nature, reproducing hyper realistically; Naujalyte is creating new species, new feelings. Her work has a macabre aspect to it. It emphasizes the fragility of beauty. As an artist, she works in two fields - contemporary textile craft, and visual arts incorporating contemporary textile and film. The context of her work is predominately influenced by feminism and the philosophical critique of capitalism.
This artwork is currently featured in The Untitled Space group show " UNRAVELED: Confronting The Fabric Of Fiber Art" On View at The Untitled Space from April 17 - May 28th, 2021. For more info visit: https://untitled-space.com/