Saulius Dastikas

“Saulius Dastikas exhibit his works with captured impressions caused by the natural images in Lithuania, Denmark and Norway. The artist chooses to show not clearly recognizable shapes and colors created by nature, so that all natural objects could be imagined and intuited. Saulius Dastikas work is characterized by native raciness of his peculiar color and emotionalism, improvisation, they are bursting with life and intensity. His works are changing along with the author’s inner processes, which attempt to look like a new sign language that could express intuitive things, often in the form of an abstract. His painting reveal a consistent and deliberate intention that his works would be perceptible throw a growing awareness of sensations rather than the rational mind.”
Cultural Attache Liana Ruokytė-Jonsson

Painter Saulius Dastikas (born 1971) combines traditional painting and contemporary strategies. His works are marked by regular experiments with matter and latest technology as well as by continuous search for new interpretations and effects to achieve a desired result. Denying neither the skills he has acquired nor the room for free expression and coincidence, the artist calls his creative process a ‘controlled accident’.

Art critics attribute the style of Dastikas to the Abstract Expressionism or even to its branch, the Neo-Expressionism. Colors are important as well as are brushstrokes, composition and painting’s overall mood that conveys a pure emotion of an artist. Having started with Expressionist landscapes, the artist eventually moved to more abstract themes and bigger format works, including figure paintings.

“The painting style of Dastikas is as interesting as his artistic attitude. He believes that the contents of a painting depends not only on the mastery or professionalism, but also on the energy put in during the creative process which the painter takes a great care of.”
Aistė Paulina Virbickaitė, Arts Critic


1971 Was born in Kedainiai, Lithuania

1990 – 1995 Art Faculty of Siauliai University, Lithuania

1997 – 1998 Lithuanian University of Educational Sciences, Art Technologies

2013 Member of Lithuanian Artists Association


Personal exhibitions 

2015 S. Dastikas and M. Maziliauskas painting exhibition NOW! Gallery Speckstrasse  Hamburg, Germany

2015 Exhibition “Žiūri į knygą, mato …” A. and M. Miškiniai library in Utena, Lithuania

2014 Exhibition Places, Vilnius City Hall, Vilnius Lithuania and Kurhauzas, Birstonas, Lithuania

2014  Lithuanian National Commission for UNESCO gallery “No end for the Journey”

2014  Art space ON27 “One summer”

2014 “Civilisation VS Culture” Pamenkalnio gallery, Vilnius

2014 Saulius Dastikas personal exhibition Galeri Krebsen Copenhagen, Denmark

2012  “Landscape Impressions” Liza’s gallery, Stege, Mon, Denmark

2012  “Norway Impressions”, Salling gallery, Skive Denmark

2011   Salling gallery, Skive Denmark

2010  Salling gallery, Skive Denmark

2010 „Summer Openness“ Actus Magnus gallery, Vilnius, Lithuania

2010 „Vibrations“ „Laiptų“ gallery, Šiauliai, Lithuania

2009  Salling gallery, Skive Denmark

2008  Salling gallery, Skive Denmark

2008 „Instant Moment” Actus Magnus gallery, Vilnius, Lithuania

2007  Salling gallery, Skive Denmark

2006 Skive library, Skive, Denmark

2002 “Nature Music”, Byrum, Laeso, Denmark

2002  Anie Julie gallery , Laeso, Denmark

2001  Anie Julie gallery , Laeso, Denmark

2000  Anie Julie gallery, Laeso, Denmark

1999 Anie Julie gallery , Laeso, Denmark

1995 Od Arne Amlen art project, Gjovik, Norway


Group exhibitions

2015 Exhibition “Natiurmortas. Šiuolaikinis kontekstas tradicijoje”, Gallery Arka, Vilnius, Lithuania

2015 Exhibition “Existentia”, Lihuanian Medical Library, Vilnius, Lithuania

2015 Exhibition ” Ar(t)chyvas” , Gallery Arka, Vilnius, Lithuania

2015 Exhibition “Genesis” Jurmala City museum, Latvia

2015 Painting action “Laisvė- tai mes” Vilnius Defence Wall Bastion museum, Lithuania

2014 CreArt European Exhibition, “White Noise, Black Words”, Vilnius Old City Hall, Lithuania

2014 Exhibition “Figūra, figūros, figūrai…” Juškus Gallery, Vilnius, Lithuania

2014 Exhibition ” Litauere kommer” gallery Salling, Skive, Denmark

2013 Exhibition „Black light“, Janina Monkutė-Marks museum Kėdainiai, Lithuania

2013  Galeri Krebsen 2013 X-mas  exhibition, Copenhagen, Denmark

2013  Art Copenhagen Art Fair, Copenhagen, Denmark

2013 Exhibition of the New Members of Lithuanian Artists Association, Vilnius, Lithuania

2013  Salling gallery, Brøndsalen art fair, Copenhagen, Denmark

2013  Octopus Art pojects “Light”, Venice, Italy

2013 RA gallery exhibition „Spiečius“, Vilnius, Lithuania

2012 Octopus Art projects Art fair „Berliner Liste“,  Berlin, Gemany

2012  Octopus Art project  exhibition „War“,  Riga, Latvia

2012  LTART.NL  project  „Identity“  Amsterdam, Netherlands

2012  Exhibition „Angelai“, Janina Monkutė-Marks museum Kėdainiai, Lithuania

2011 S. Dastikas and M. Gaubas exhibition Salling gallery, Skive Denmark

2008 “Lithuanians are comming” Salling gallery, Skive Denmark

2007  Exhibition  Šiauliai „Laiptai“ gallery , Lithuania

2007  Utena Art gallery, Utena, Lithuania

2005   „Contemporary Art Quadrennial“,  Vilnius, Lithuania

2004  Rasmus gallery, Odense, Denmark

2003  DGV gallery, Svendborg, Denmark

2003 Roedhusgaarden gallery , Pandrup, Denmark

2002 Valdemars Slot, Svendborg, Denmark

2002  Wolfsen gallery Aalborg, Denmark

2001 108 gallery, Roskilde, Denmark

1995  Kėdainiai Town Hall, Kėdainiai, Lithuania


Art symposiums

2016 “9th wave” symposium in Balninkai, Lithuania

2016 3rd Marianne Werefkin symposium in Utena, Lithuania

2016 Art symposium in Batumi, Georgia

2015 Art symposium in Šilutė, Lithuania

2015 2nd Marianne Werefkin symposium in Utena, Lithuania

2015 Art in Manors symposium in Kaunas, Lithuania

2014 1st Marianne Werefkin symposium in Utena, Lithuania

2013 „Light – dusk“ symposium in  Balnininkai, Lithuania

2013 Symposium in Bikuskis mansion , Lithuania

2010  „Heritage of Pomarnackiai:visialization of the past“ Alanta palace, Molėtai, Lithuania

2010  Art symposium in  Girsteitiškis, Lithuania

2010 Molėtai- Nida plein air exhibition, Molėtai museum, Molėtai, Lithuania

2008 5th International Art Fest Šiauliai Monmartr Respublic, Laiptai gallery, Šiauliai, Lithuania

2004  “Transferred Themes “, Č. Milošas foundation, J. Monkutės Marks museum, Šeteniai, Lithuania

2003 The Debut of Young artists and literates, Č. Milošas foundation, J. Monkutės Marks museum, Šeteniai, Lithuania