Petras Lincevičius (b. 1990) is well-known in the Lithuanian art scene not only as a creator. He is a painter, lecturer, organiser of cultural projects, member of important art associations – the Lithuanian Interdisciplinary Artists’ Association (LTMKS), LATGA, the Lithuanian Council for Culture, The Lithuanian Artists’ Association and a member of the community of Šilavotas Davatkynas. Since 2014 he has been curating symposiums and open-air workshops at the Šilavotas Davatkynas Museum.
Petras Lincevičius is the co-author of the fresco The Nonexistent Space at Vytautas Mineral Spa in Birštonas, LT, the artist of the Lithuanian film The Basement (Rūsys), and an illustrator of books. His works are in the collections of Abu Dhabi ArtHub, UAE, Imago Mundi – Luciano Benetton, Italy, MO Museum, Vilnius.
His work is rooted in the exploration of specific geographical locations, the observation of everyday life and its relationship to the flow of virtual information. The author defines the theme of his research as the (in)significance of local identity in a global world. The conservation of Time, Memory and Experiences are of utmost importance to this painter.
In his earlier works, the artist used to lock up memory in a “house for time”, where memories were stored on the shelves of imaginary rooms. The artist keeps the passing time in his memory as if in a colourful depository of experiences and memories. “I feel that lately this colourfulness is fading, as the effort of remembering has been replaced by the digitisation of specific moments with a phone camera. In order to preserve it, I redraw the photographs I took, thereby releasing the photographic image – a snapshot captured in haste becomes a full-fledged memory.”