Sculptor Turns Feelings Into Art

Female sculptor Aurelija Simkute
Artist Aurelija Simkute and her artwork in progress.

Tell us about your way into the world of sculpture.

You can call me a self-taught sculptor, because I studied jewellery and blacksmith and later got a degree in jewellery design.

Bronze sculpture art
“Patronage II”, bronze, 2018, Aurelija Simkute

What shaped you as an artist?

I think inspiration came from places where I grew up and the way I grew up.

Contemporary sculpture art
“Intrusive Thoughts”, bronze, 2018, Aurelija Simkute

What are these mysterious creatures you create?

I like creating creatures with allusions to human beings.

Modern sculpture art
“Naive”, bronze and silver-plating, 2020, Aurelija Simkute

How do you get ideas for your sculptures and how are you implementing them?

I like to observe people — how they communicate with each other — and often think about bonds between us.

“Untitled”, bronze, silver-plating and gold-plating, 2020, Aurelija Simkute

One of your favourite sculptures is “Hypocrite”, why?

This sculpture is really one of my top artworks, because I have a very personal connection with it and there is a story behind it.

Aurelija Simkute and “Hypocrite” at the exhibition in Zurich, photo by Elaine Pringle

Do other forms of art or artists influence your work?

I feel fascinated by Japanese culture — traditional music, art and theatre. My role model and my inspiration in from the world of sculpture is Constantin Brancusi.

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I help passionate art collectors and talented artists meet each other via my online art gallery artgoda.com.

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I help passionate art collectors and talented artists meet each other via my online art gallery artgoda.com.