I do not claim the title of a “pure” jeweller. But who could prevent me from doing so? Especially given the fact that I once studied jewellery and metal art in Tallinn. I work episodically, when I have an overload of works in progress and ideas from other creative endeavours. Provoked by such high-sounding titles as Amber Trip, Silver Festival, Metallophone and others, I sometimes get myself into this, yet I think of myself as not belonging to this guild, I mean, the guild of jewellers… So, I have an ambiguous approach. But I really care about all this. I would describe the style of my works as industrial. That is why the materials that I use are far from elite, namely, aluminum, bronze, quartz, ready-mades, fragments of metal tools… And, oh yes, sometimes amber. I put myself into your (professional) hands.
Best of luck with your criticism!
Romualdas Inčirauskas (1950) studied metal at Higher School of Applied Art in Telšiai and at ERKI (the State Art Institute of the Estonian SSR). His artistic production encompasses the decorative – conceptual metalwork, sculpture, medals and painting. He is a member of the Lithuanian Artist’s Association since 1986 and FIDEM (International Medallist’s Federation) since 1998. In addition to exhibiting at numerous exhibitions since 1978, Inčirauskas’ works have been acquired by Lithuanian National Museum, Vilnius Gaon Jewish State Museum, National Museum of M.K.Čiurlionis, Maironis Literary Museum, Museum of Chiune Sugihara in Kaunas, Vincas Gėlė Museum (Naisiai. Šiaulių region), Samogitian Art Museum (Plungė), Samogitian Museum Alka (Telšiai), A. Baranauskas and A. Vienuolis – Žukauskas Literary Museum (Anykščiai), Nelimarkka Museum (Alajarvi, Finland), Basis School of Sculpture Museum (Tel Aviv) and the British Museum (London). His works are held in private collections in Lithuania, Latvia, Russia, Israel, Germany, Italy, Japan, Austria, Sweden, USA and elsewhere.