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“Under the flow” by Evaldas Gulbinas

Evaldas Gulbinas has been educated in Art studies by finishing two art schools in Lithuania. Afterwards, he has moved to London,Uk. Here he has finished Art and Design foundation diploma at West Thames collage and Bachelor’s degree in Fine Art- mixed media at University of the Westminster, London, Uk. Recently Evaldas Gulbinas has been graduated with Masters degree in Fine Art at Chelsea college of Arts, University of The Arts London. As well during his academic art studies, Evaldas successfully works in tattoo studios, as a professional Tattoo artist in London, Uk.

Evaldas Gulbinas creates sculptures, paintings, drawings, digital drawings, sculptures, tattoos, installations and mixed media work. With the title “ Under the flow” Evaldas Gulbinas wants to reveal his intention for energetic creativity through different medias and “banging” art institution with his art. “- Some people, saying Art schools are not for artists, but I think it is, because it gives it lots of skills. Just you have to know how to take it to yourself. “

Evaldas wants to show his work and art studies during the Covid- 19 time, which was hard for all students. During last year, in studies Masters degree in Fine Art, he need it to support himself with the money from tattooing. As well, students did not have had receiving support from the government during lockdown in London, Uk. “ It was actually playful time to navigate things, as making art for University and working in tattoo studios”. Taking inspirations from tattoo art to fine art and upside down- could be nice combination. It was crazy time. The lockdown hit the London and tattoo studios closed, than he made lots of art at home or in studio. After the tattoo studios opened- making lots of tattoos to pay his rent and support himself. At the end of the course, Universities and tattoo studios was open. “ I had no other choice, I was taking videos how I am tattooing and presenting it about it. I also, wanted to prove that tattooing is an art, as fine art looking strange at it in my eyes. I had to take a chance. But at the end everything went good. I have had a good grade and mission was completed…” Almost two years of making tattoos, doing lots of art through different medias and being active in University and Art exhibitions.

 

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“- I try to recover and relax now, by doing the tattoos and a bit of art but the “war” started… I want to share my thoughts and passion of art to the people during this time. I mean, Covid- 19 almost ended some war started in East Europe…” It’s interesting how the art world will be effected by that, as from Covid-19 was…

Here is some emotional breakdown of tattooing and fine art, which was included in Master of Fine art studies by Evaldas Gulbinas.
“- I just wanted to experiment with myself about own possibilities to navigate things and don’t give up to any side of art form. I want to reveal my emotions of being a tattoo artist as well as Fine artist in this crazy time…”

Tattoo artist goes through negative and positive emotions, as everyone else. Usually, tattoo artist sacrifice his life for tattooing. He can’t potentially drink alcohol or go party with other people. If he drinks, it will be transferred onto skin. So, it becomes to be kind are outsider person, as life style is changed. How to forget this when you are an artist? And there the emotions comes… The good thing is when tattooist does tattoo and finish- it gives positive emotions or feeling nirvana. It’s best feeling, which he could achieve. When you see- people wearing your tattoos, art till the end of their life. Artists spend a lot of time doing creative work, instead of socializing outdoors. It’s just different life. There are so many negative emotions artist feels, as depression, anxiety and so on… Maybe one time they wake up in the morning and feels, that they lost their life? The best feeling is when artist creates and makes art it just kills the negative side- so they can live with it….
Often, emotion effects artist’s life. I think, every artist has different flexibility about it. Some of them, when they feeling depressed, they create and make art to be happy again. Some of them, when they depressed, they takes drugs, drinks or wants to kill themselves. Some of them, when they falls in love they becomes stronger and more creative. Some of them when they falls in love, they just give up to everything and live ordinary life. Some of them, when they are happy, they makes more art, some of them relaxes. Everyone has different mentality.

I think, emotions and creativity could be unstoppable power. These two elements could do “gold”. For example you’re creative, but you get depressed- so you make more art to feel better. When you’re making art- you loosing life and after the body of art you have done you get again depressed. So, you are just thinking about another art piece how to create. This process could go circle by circle till you die.

Often artist, passes and deals with negative emotions by going to the nature, meetings friends, parties and so on… Everyone has negative emotions, but artist can deal with it by creating something beautiful, which not just make themselves happy, but others too. Also, often artist goes to art exhibitions, by seeing other art, so they feel better…

Negative and positive emotions can destroy any artist or other person. Artist, which is having negative emotions could go suicide or be a drug addict and end it up in death. Tattoo artist having negative emotions could hide frequently and not being recognized as having them. Or, could go suicide and drug addiction too. Positive emotions could destroy life as well, as some artist reaches the level of “ gold” and they get addiction to the drugs and so on…

Usually, most of artist’s life has positive and negative sides. Some of the artist dealing with them by making artwork and “ climbing up” to the carry on and reach the point of “ gold”. Some of them taking drugs to keep working, which gives the power of “ will”.

Every person had painful moments in life. Some, people has stack with it. Some, people has gone away from it. Some people have a balance with it. I think, artists have more painfulness life- mentally. Most of artist gets away to be recognized and feels “ glory” now. Some, they are still poor and unsuccessful. Most people’s word “pain” accept it, as physical, but mental pain could be worst. Have mental problems, as anxiety or depression for lifetime could be endless.

I think tattooing is healing it, through physical pain. Getting tattoos makes people more happy, as they get a “ Gift” from the artist, where they will be the owners of it and will have it forever. Visually tattoos looks beautiful for many people from different backgrounds. They a clean, precise and has magical taste. Some people think, that tattoos are kindly connected to the magic. Not everyone can do tattoos, not for everyone is to do tattoos. Keeping doing tattoos everyday is hard job mentally and physically. Getting tattoos, it could be something that makes you alive after physical pain. We can hear some sentences from people as- “ what doesn’t kill you, makes you stronger” or “ no pain, no game”.
Some of the artists make themselves more happy, by creating things. Art could be pain and pain could be art. By creating things, it’s like going to big mental journey. You get pain and after glory. For artists, making art- is like a treatment or meditation. I think is the healing process, which is playing around. Beautiful things happens, when you creating something new, which looks like incredible for yourself and been seen for many people. Every piece you do, it’s like moving forward into your magical journey. I think is the creativity and having different of mindset then others pushes you to make art. Art created by artist, makes people happy. They looking at it end gets explosions of emotions good or bad and the structure of ideas.
Everyone is different and everyone has different pain in life, but through pain we can achieve the success…
Artists and tattoo artist has many efforts putting to their work and thoughts into it. They have been developing work by many of years.
Many people, who are getting tattoos are not even thinking about tattoo artist’s difficulties and efforts they are giving in. Usually, tattoo artist dedicates all the life for their job and it becomes, as a lifestyle to them. There are many difficulties, which tattoo artist has to face it. For example, every tattooist wants to push their work or style they would like to do, but people choosing something simple or copy of other tattoo found it- in the pinterest or other social media. Not many wants to do a copy of others artist work, as it is respect to the artist, but people doesn’t understand it. Usually, people choosing for their own good, fashion and trend to get similar tattoos, which people wearing the most. But, the trend ends at some point. So, what people going do with that tattoo then? Blame an artist? But, they chose to get that one… Also, many people choosing to get boyfriends or girlfriends name tattoo and even on their faces or most adorable seeing places. After, they broke up- they covering it.

 

Some people thinks to get cheap tattoos are good- but is not. You pay more, so you get better tattoo. Over the years, you will understand, that you did good or bad. I think most of tattoo trends- controlling famous people, musicians or tattooist with “big mouth”. Famous people getting cheap and bad tattoos are on social media, tv and gigs. They been seen by many people and they has been liked from massive audience. So, people think, that they are wearing brilliant tattoos, which could be bad. Musicians are dictates the trend. Lots of them, getting tattoos and some of them wearing bad ones. People likes their music and them, so why not to get similar tattoos, as they have it? Some tattoo artist has brilliant communication skills, so they sell their work more easily. Some of them making bad tattoos, but people don’t care. They just like the artist and how they treat them. But, after few years they will find out, that is bad work and they will want to cover it or even lazer it. So, What is bad tattoo and good tattoo? This question could last forever, I think. People wearing it- feels confident of the artist treatment or work? People get tattoos, because, it has been done by the famous artist? Most people, who has enough money, gets tattooed in the studio, so they have better ones, because it has been done professionally. Mostly, rich people are wearing good one, because they pay a lot for them. Also, They like to research artist and has been aducated on it.

People make art for a pleasure, mostly. Top artist makes good art. Good art could be about relationship between artist and his art. How his art has been present it. How beautiful art and how many people like it. Art could be dictated by art curators and galleries. The artist and his experience- name is important. Mostly, artists does, what they want to create, but important to focus more on business side to make living out of it. Making work, which is sellable and get fit to it. As more people gets intention about artist or artist’s life and work- the more valuable work could be… Is the feeling of artwork motivates or it’s just the marketing?

Artists and tattoo artist has many efforts putting to their work and thoughts into it. They have been developing work by many of years.
Many people, who are getting tattoos are not even thinking about tattoo artist’s difficulties and efforts they are giving in. Usually, tattoo artist dedicates all the life for their job and it becomes, as a lifestyle to them. There are many difficulties, which tattoo artist has to face it. For example, every tattooist wants to push their work or style they would like to do, but people choosing something simple or copy of other tattoo found it- in the pinterest or other social media. Not many wants to do a copy of others artist work, as it is respect to the artist, but people doesn’t understand it. Usually, people choosing for their own good, fashion and trend to get similar tattoos, which people wearing the most. But, the trend ends at some point. So, what people going do with that tattoo then? Blame an artist? But, they chose to get that one… Also, many people choosing to get boyfriends or girlfriends name tattoo and even on their faces or most adorable seeing places. After, they broke up- they covering it.

Some people thinks to get cheap tattoos are good- but is not. You pay more, so you get better tattoo. Over the years, you will understand, that you did good or bad. I think most of tattoo trends- controlling famous people, musicians or tattooist with “big mouth”. Famous people getting cheap and bad tattoos are on social media, tv and gigs. They been seen by many people and they has been liked from massive audience. So, people think, that they are wearing brilliant tattoos, which could be bad. Musicians are dictates the trend. Lots of them, getting tattoos and some of them wearing bad ones. People likes their music and them, so why not to get similar tattoos, as they have it? Some tattoo artist has brilliant communication skills, so they sell their work more easily. Some of them making bad tattoos, but people don’t care. They just like the artist and how they treat them. But, after few years they will find out, that is bad work and they will want to cover it or even lazer it. So, What is bad tattoo and good tattoo? This question could last forever, I think. People wearing it- feels confident of the artist treatment or work? People get tattoos, because, it has been done by the famous artist? Most people, who has enough money, gets tattooed in the studio, so they have better ones, because it has been done professionally. Mostly, rich people are wearing good one, because they pay a lot for them. Also, They like to research artist and has been aducated on it.

People make art for a pleasure, mostly. Top artist makes good art. Good art could be about relationship between artist and his art. How his art has been present it. How beautiful art and how many people like it. Art could be dictated by art curators and galleries. The artist and his experience- name is important. Mostly, artists does, what they want to create, but important to focus more on business side to make living out of it. Making work, which is sellable and get fit to it. As more people gets intention about artist or artist’s life and work- the more valuable work could be… Is the feeling of artwork motivates or it’s just the marketing?

Tattoo artist goes through negative and positive emotions, as everyone else. Usually, tattoo artist sacrifice his life for tattooing. He can’t potentially drink alcohol or go party with other people. If he drinks, it will be transferred onto skin. So, it becomes to be kind are outsider person, as life style is changed. How to forget this when you are an artist? And there the emotions comes… The good thing is when tattooist does tattoo and finish- it gives positive emotions or feeling nirvana. It’s best feeling, which he could achieve. When you see- people wearing your tattoos, art till the end of their life. Artists spend a lot of time doing creative work, instead of socializing outdoors. It’s just different life. There are so many negative emotions artist feels, as depression, anxiety and so on… Maybe one time they wake up in the morning and feels, that they lost their life? The best feeling is when artist creates and makes art it just kills the negative side- so they can live with it….
Often, emotion effects artist’s life. I think, every artist has different flexibility about it. Some of them, when they feeling depressed, they create and make art to be happy again. Some of them, when they depressed, they takes drugs, drinks or wants to kill themselves. Some of them, when they falls in love they becomes stronger and more creative. Some of them when they falls in love, they just give up to everything and live ordinary life. Some of them, when they are happy, they makes more art, some of them relaxes. Everyone has different mentality.

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I think, emotions and creativity could be unstoppable power. These two elements could do “gold”. For example you’re creative, but you get depressed- so you make more art to feel better. When you’re making art- you loosing life and after the body of art you have done you get again depressed. So, you are just thinking about another art piece how to create. This process could go circle by circle till you die.
Often artist, passes and deals with negative emotions by going to the nature, meetings friends, parties and so on… Everyone has negative emotions, but artist can deal with it by creating something beautiful, which not just make themselves happy, but others too. Also, often artist goes to art exhibitions, by seeing other art, so they feel better…
Negative and positive emotions can destroy any artist or other person. Artist, which is having negative emotions could go suicide or be a drug addict and end it up in death. Tattoo artist having negative emotions could hide frequently and not being recognized as having them. Or, could go suicide and drug addiction too. Positive emotions could destroy life as well, as some artist reaches the level of “ gold” and they get addiction to the drugs and so on…
Usually, most of artist’s life has positive and negative sides. Some of the artist dealing with them by making artwork and “ climbing up” to the carry on and reach the point of “ gold”. Some of them taking drugs to keep working, which gives the power of “ will”.

Many people think that tattooing is not art or art is not tattooing. I think, basically tattooist is a person who does customer designs. Tattoo artist is a person who designs his own tattoos or has his unique tattoo/ art style to create tattoos. Tattooing mostly experiencing though craft form- is about how to make the design on the skin or how to make money. I think tattooing is an art form as any other media for example design, illustration, fine art or even art exhibition. I can say it has “design” element, because the first thing tattoo artist does he designs the idea into one design. It’s hard, because the design needs to be pricewise sellable and customer needs to like it as well tattoo artist needs to like it too. I can say that tattooing has “illustration” elements, because tattoo artist has to illustrate the customer’s vision and his own too to make the mixture between. Afterwards next step is to make the design alive, onto a skin. I can say, that it has “art exhibition” or “ performance” element, as when tattoo is done onto the skin, the owner of tattoo will take it to his grave. In his lifetime, so many people will see this tattoo and could be good or bad reviews of it, but I can say that the work is potentially exhibited by the owner and work creator.

Tattooing as an art form- is a hard to understand for some people. Some of people think, that is something magical. Process of tattooing is very complicated. The life, which is living tattoo artist or tattooist is more complicated. For example, doing the tattoo.

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