International. Contemporary. Art.
Felix Zilinskas believes in the development of stories behind the images. In the same way he likes to play with colors and empty spaces intermingled in a semi-defined territorial boundary lines, he likes to play with the imagination of the public. Titles, names and shapes suggest and challenge the individual to complete the story behind the piece.
Everything has a reason and a consequence.
This is an interview with contemporary artist Felix Zilinskas from Barcelona, Spain. Who will be exhibiting at Barcelona Showcase 27th April 2013 at Casa Batllo organised by Global Art Agency.
What are you most looking forward to at Barcelona Showcase?
It’s a great opportunity to share the art not just with the public but with others international artists in a very magic and artistic place. Of course as an artist this is also an opportunity to establishment and expose my work.
Could you tell us about some of your work? And how will you describe your style? As an advertiser I created the phrase “The Hallucinogenic Art of Felix” to promote my art. I don’t want to sound pretencious. I am describing my art not just as the way it looks, but the way it feels and the story that each piece has to tell.
Any influences or anyone you look up to when it comes to creating art? Probably because my career at advertising, I can´t separated the idea from the execution so I always create with a concept or idea behind. I try to give the public some clues but always be respectfull about leave the gap open to them to create his own history. My work always going by the hand of a good rock & roll, jazz or blues song.
Share with us something funny that has happened to you recently.
I was in the theater waiting to enter. I had at least an hour watching a very focused girl knitting a sweater, and suddenly a guy appeared with a knitted hat, knitted scarf, a knitted sweater and a bag … knitted. Immediately I knew it was her boyfriend. That night I paint the girl’s boyfriend weaving in the air.
What’s the best piece of advice you’ve ever been given? If you want it, you got to believe, believe in yourself. – Lenny Kravitz.
What’s your favorite artwork, and why? Gustav Klimt is my favourite paintor. In this work he defined the “undefinition” of the character and the context wich is a very comon territory for my own work.
What’s your strongest memory of your childhood? Freedom to be myself. My parents give me a lot of confidence and promote my art.
What superpower would you have and why? Painting the people of a color just with my desire. That would be awesome….imaginate a press conference of some president that changes of colors until I finish my breakfast infront the tv. That really gives some power to the colors doesn’t it?
Name three artists that you most admire, and why? Gustav Klimt, The Beatles and Dalí. I guess those three artist coincide in something..they was not afraid to constantly change and experiment, even when they knew what they did was almost perfect.
What is your favorite or most inspirational place? Between the arms of my wife and my son. That´s my home.
If you would have one wish, what would you wish for? Living comfortable with my family, just painting and listening music…and a lamborgini could be nice too.
What would you like to say to Barcelona Showcase visitors, why do they have to come and see your works? Or anything else in regards to Barcelona Showcase would you like to say? Barcelona is a georgeous wonderfull city. The art is in each corner just because the people live and visit Barcelona as a “living piece of art”. Don´t lost the oportunity to see the work of many new talentous artist from all over the world in one of the most beautiful work of the genius Gaudi, casa Batllo.
Felix will be exhibiting at Barcelona Showcase 27th April 2013 at the prestigious Casa Batllo, you can find him at Stand number #062.