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In G. Žilinskas’ photo shoot the painter himself became a work of art!

“She is an extremely energetic and creative new generation artist. It is very interesting to see her expressive painting, which is like a continuation of her colorful personality. It’s fun to work with her during a photo shoot, creating her portraits,” said the famous photographer Gediminas Žilinskas. The author Modesta Butautyte (Monisha Art) is a ballet artist, as well as the European street dance champion and a creator of modern art. Her works are like a playful self-expression of freedom – colors, ideas and characters. It turns out that the creative path of M. Butautyte is full of dramatic and victorious colors.

Story worth of Hollywood

She arrived in Vilnius as a child (an eleven-year-old) with a suitcase almost bigger than herself. Modesta Butautyte (Monisha Art) graduated from M. K. Čiurlionis School of Arts, the Ballet studies. In 2007 she worked at the Lithuanian National Opera and Ballet Theater. In 2008 M. Butautyte founded “Zuzu Crew” Street Dance Studio. M. Butautyte many times won the first places in the hip hop solo category in Lithuania, Latvia and Estonia and took the high place in the IDO Hip Hop World Championship in Austria.

From classic to modern

Later, the choreographer and dancer was surprised to have directional skills: in 2013, on the New Year’s night, she presented a dance performance “Romeo and Juliet” at Vilnius City Hall. The street dance music and classic music were combined in the performance: hip hop dancers, performers of the Lithuanian National Opera and Ballet Theater, and soloists of Kaunas Music Theater played together. In 2015 M. Butautyte appeared on Monisha’s creative name and organized her first painting exhibition in Norway, in the famous sculptor Arne Maeland’s gallery in Norway

Exhibition “Big Bang”!

Recently, the expressive Modesta Butautyte is devoted to painting and delights the art lovers with her wonderful canvas. Her talent is already fascinated not only by Lithuanians, but also by foreign fans of modern art.

A huge energy charge, positive and original artistic solutions seem like a real blast in the modern world of art. Therefore, the debut exhibition in Lithuania will be presented under the so-called “Big Bang”, which will take place in Vilnius in the beginning of March!

Photographer: Gediminas Žilinskas


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