Daiva Kairevičiūtė: ‘Without art, a man would decay and disappear’. Lithuanian graphic artist and photographer. Her work evokes associations with ancient black-figure ceramics – light, neutral backgrounds, black, highly dynamic, mobile figures. They break out of the format of the page and take the mind to other spaces, as if they live their own separate and strange life, which is interesting and curious to watch. The artist’s main heroine is a free, strong woman who is always doing something, moving, as if dancing her mysterious existence. Sometimes she transforms herself into a plant, a bird or a wild animal, underlining the spontaneity of the human soul and its strong relationship with nature. The monochrome of the image is enlivened by the details of a leaf, a flower, a ribbon, or other details, coloured in bright colours, enhancing the sparkly, contrasting emotional charge of the works.