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Rimaldas Vikšraitis

Naked, Rimaldas Vikšraitis

Naked, Rimaldas VikšraitisNaked
Rimaldas Vikšraitis


96 Pages
170 x 240 mm
ISBN 9789078203261


Rimaldas Vikšraitis is best known for his intimate documentary photographs of rural life in Lithuania. They depict with humour the ‘ease’ of the customary laid back alcohol use in the daily lives of the people portrayed, which are in fact far from funny. Vikšraitis himself says about his subject matter: ‘They bear their cross and do not grumble about their fate.’ If you have nothing, and there is no hope of improving your mere existence, then you at least have your body at your disposal. Travelling on his bicycle, Vikšraitis takes artistic, uncomplicated and carefree nude photographs. For in the field, the open air, naked, everyone is the same. Martin Parr has said about these pictures: ‘They are slightly insane and wonderfully surreal.’

About the Artist
Rimaldas Vikšraitis (b. 1954, Sintautai, Lithuania) is best known for his artistic documentary photographs of rural life in his native Lithuania. In them, the habitual use of alcohol and the prevalent grime and poverty in the villages is depicted humorously, albeit with darker undertones.

About the Publisher
Heden Kunst van Nu is a publication house based out of Antwerp, Belgium.

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