From 1993 through 2004 I lived in Alytus Children’s Home. I am perfectly well familiar with this care establishment. This social environment seems imminent to me and my experience, especially for my creative work. My research is closely related to young people living in children’s homes.

The project IMPACT is a large-scale design to make full-height, 194 × 102 cm, photorealistic images of young people. This work requires unbelievable will. I would like my hard work to inspire institutionalised children to creative life. I am not a stranger or theorist in my idea, as I come back to the environment which I know very well to share my experience. Therefore, my work is not estranging, decorative or necessitated by fashion. The message I deliver is not abstract or directed to everyone and nobody.
This work is focused on specific young people who will leave care homes in 2011–2015 and start their own lives. By communicating, being together and inviting to take part, I convey my experience to my friends in fate, thus leading them to the world of strong will, determination and creativity.

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Algirdas and Remigijus Gataveckas, ,,Ramune”, 2012

The exhibition

Algirdas and Remigijus Gataveckas, ,,Dzetaveckai”, 2014

Algirdas and Remigijus Gataveckas, ,,Dzetaveckai”, 2014