Statement

When man lives and works in the city, he dreams of nature. When he is in nature, he longs for the city again.

In my work I explore an interaction between individual and his environment.

Having photographed iconic places of the world I reconstruct the reality, arranging and manipulating the images into new conceptually layered pieces.

My aim is not to create fiction but rather to establish a dream-like surreal quality that suggests questioning of its existence.

Art allows us to dream, allows us to overcome boundaries.

 

Bio

Born in Vilnius in 1986, the son of a professional fine art photographer and psychologist, grandson of architects. Despite my father’s influence, who began teaching me photography with analogue cameras since the age of four, in my adolescence I immersed myself into painting and drawing.

For my higher education I chose to study architecture at Vilnius Academy of Arts and Politecnico di Milano. After graduating with masters degree in architecture I moved to Zurich, Switzerland, where I worked as an architect for several years before pursuing a visual artist path which gave me the freedom to express my artistic ideas.

Since then I have published my work in many influential publications including New York Magazine, Business Insider, New York Hufington Post, New York Daily News, Fast Company, Yahoo! News, HUH Magazine, The Atlantic Cities, ABC News, Daily Mail, Der Spiegel, RTL, Atlantico, Repubblica.

Currently I am based in Zurich and NYC.

 

Contact

gus@guspetro.com

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