“In one drop of water are found all the secrets of all the oceans; in one aspect of You are found all the aspects of existence.”
― Kahlil Gibran Jr.
Vilija Vitkute works as professional body-painter since 2013 with different technics : camouflage, illusion, special effects, UV, abstract, installation body-painting face-painting and creative makeup. She is world bodypainting champion in special effects. She is known worldwide for her camouflage body-painting artworks, she have created first arctic camouflage body-painting calendar in the world.
Discover more of her works in body painting gallery.
Paper Art/ Fashion design
" ART SPEAK WHERE WORDS ARE UNABLE TO EXPLAIN"
Vilija have started to work with paper art in an early age of 12, today she combines paper art for her body-painting, costume design and installations.
Her paper art was seen on VOGUE magazines and international media, used for films and videos.
"Poetry. Beauty. Love. Romance. These are what we stay alive for"
In 2014 Vilija have dived deeply into video and film world. She works as artist, director, producer, actress and model for different film and TV projects internationally. She have created several art films, music and art videos which where awarded, nominated and shown internationally.
“I take a picture, but it's not about who is in the picture or the background of it. It's about the memories and meanings it holds.”
― Kayla Davis
Photography for Vilija was one of the first ways to picture her creativity and the way she sees the world, in her early teenage life she started to work as photographer till today.
She mainly works with art/ fine art photography, portrait and travel photography.
Project funder, leader, art director, producer and artist
- Visual artist, bodypainter, creative and visual
director ,producer, photographer from Lithuania living in
in Sweden since 2010 and in Italy since 2019.
Vilijas art speaks mostly about human nature. She believes that artist are a crucial voice in discussing climate change and human impact. Vilija’s passion for art comes from nature,
music, people and stories. She works about human body,
environment, equal rights, climate change. Her body-painting is special because she creates it with organic paper art designs, she paints people blending into surroundings, she also uses body-painting to express the culture, the body movement.
She have created in different places in the world, from the mountains in Morocco tothe barren landscapes of Arctic circle. Her art and videos won
prizes in Sweden and worldwide. She have been performing and
exhibiting in Venice Biannalle 2015, Avesta Art, BOOM festival,
Amsterdam International Art Fair, Falun Magazinet, Peace &
Love festival, AgitAgueda 2017 & 2018, Menuo Juodaragis in
Lithuania. She won 1st place in the World Bodypainting chiampionship 2019 in Special effects and other categories 4,5 and 6 places since 2015 in Austria. Her latest camouflage
bodyainting series "The Landscapes Within" became well known
in World media. She is awarded artist in Sweden and Norway, she earn art culture price of the year in Sweden and won best music video of the year in 2015.
Vilija have lived in Sweden more then 10 years, few years in Arctic, spend creation time in Amsterdam, California, Austria, Portugal and Iceland. She is traveling around the world by working as a professional artist and also working together with artist/ bopdypainter- Johannes Stoetter on world known TV shows and venues. Since 2017 she started work and collaboration with choreographer Malgorzata Sus and Musician Andrius Mamontovas, where they created few different art, video and performance projects, today they are creating the grand project called "The Memory Of Water".
Visit online store of Vilija's Vitkute artwork via The Memory Of Water page. You can order, calendars, prints, postcards, posters as well exclusive acrylic glass photography, framed pictures, limited edition and signed pictures of the artist.
Multidisciplinary artist Vilija does commercial work with bodypainting, paper art as well as photographer internationally for TV commercials, different brands, companies, agencies etc.
Nature protection and human rights
Artist have been working about nature protection over 6 years, with different projects around the world, specially about endangered animals and marine life. Artist it self become vegetarian in her later teenage life and today trying to eat mostly vegan. Her daily life and work is mostly sustainable. She pays big attention of her actions, daily choices then it comes to protecting the nature -Mother Earth specially when we are living in climate crises-human crises times.
Vilija as well works about human rights, she did few projects in Sweden. "Allas lika värde" project about equality and human rights in Falun with 600 children and as well about LGBT rights at different parades in EU.
Here you can book, request the artist for events, TV/films, art projects, commercials, private bodypainting, Installations, workshops, lectures, producer, art director etc.