Saulius Dastikas (born 1971), Painter , Lithuania

Saulius Dastikas completed his MFA candidacy in Arts and Educology.  Dastikas  participates in exhibitions, art fairs and artists residencies in various countries in Europe and USA. According to Saulius: “Creativity is a way  to know myself as  part of the world and the world as part of me.”

“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.” Liana Ruokytė-Jonsson


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:

2017 “Believe/Behold”, Traku Voke Manor House, Vilnius,  Lithuania

2017 “No End for the Journey”, Lithuanian Government exhibition hall, Vilnius, Lithuania

2015 Exhibition in Utena Public Library, Lithuania

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

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

2014 “Civilisation VS Culture” Pamenkalnio gallery, Vilnius, Lithuania

2014  Galeri Krebsen Copenhagen, Denmark

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

2007-2012   Salling gallery, Skive Denmark

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

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

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


Group exhibitions:

2017 “X:PaLikimas” gallery “A”, Panevezys, Lithuania

2016 “100% Painting” gallery Arka, Vilnius, Lithuania

2015 “Still life”, gallery Arka, Vilnius, Lithuania

2015 S.Dastikas and M. Maziliauskas exhibition “NOW” Specstrasse gallery, Hamburg, Germany

2015 “Art in Manors” exhibition in Kaunas Communications History Museum, Lithuania

2015  “Existence”, Lihuanian Medical Library, Vilnius, Lithuania

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

2015  “Genesis” Jurmala City museum, Latvia

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

2014 Quadrennial 2014 – Art on a flagpole, Vilnius, Lithuania

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

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

2014  ” Litauere kommer” gallery Salling, Skive, Denmark

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

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

2013  Octopus Art pojects “Light”, Venice, Italy

2013  RA gallery exhibition „Spiečius“, Vilnius, Lithuania

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

2012  LTART.NL  project  „Identity“  Amsterdam, Netherlands

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

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

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

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

2008 “Lithuanians are comming” Salling gallery, Skive Denmark

2007  Personal exhibition, „Laiptai“ gallery , Lithuania

2005   „Contemporary Art Quadrennial“,  Vilnius, Lithuania

2004  Rasmus gallery, Odense, Denmark

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


Art fairs

2013, 2014  Salling gallery, Brøndsalen art fair, Copenhagen, Denmark

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



2016 I-Park Foundation, USA