PROPS: Artist and Illustrator Aiste Stancikaite

We’re in love with the Lithuanian-born/Berlin-based artist who’s exploring the spectrum of non-binary gender identity through her pencil illustrations

If you’re ready for a bright pop of color, we’ve got you covered. We’re always on the lookout for fresh, badass artists to share with you, and today’s #props go out to Aiste Stancikaite, who was born in Lithuania but lives in Berlin working as an artist and illustrator. We caught up with her earlier this week to hear a bit about her process and the reflections that go into her pieces – which we’ll be needing on the walls of the GAA office *pronto*:

“My practice is centered around pencil drawing, to create images with a focus on detail and texture, maintaining a careful balance between abstract and figurative,” Aiste says. “I’m often exploring the spectrum of non-binary gender identity through my work. I’ve used a single-color approach in my recent drawings, allowing me to move away from the traditions of realism and into a more contemporary style of drawing with a surrealist edge. The red-hued figures often featured in my work become beautiful, alien creatures rather than everyday humans you’d meet on the street. The simplicity of this technique allows for the magnitude of a single colour; the spectrum of light to dark that can be created when constructing the form and detail shows the visual complexity and variety of tones available, defining the strength of the final image.”

We’re also happy to say that Aiste’s work has been receiving some of the recognition it deserves in the form of a number international art awards – and while that’s amazing, we knew we needed to add our love to the mix. Check out some of her work below, but remember to hop over to her full portfolio and her Instagram to get even more.

aiste | Berlin | Illustration
Credit: Aiste Stancikaite
aiste | Berlin | Illustration
Credit: Aiste Stancikaite
aiste | Berlin | Illustration
Credit: Aiste Stancikaite
aiste | Berlin | Illustration
Credit: Aiste Stancikaite
aiste | Berlin | Illustration
Credit: Aiste Stancikaite
aiste | Berlin | Illustration
Credit: Aiste Stancikaite
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