Egle Jauncems (b. 1984; Vilnius, Lithuania) works in a wide variety of media, such as painting, weaving, printmaking, and performance, to explore the notions of being and time. Coming from a musical background, Jauncems brings a rich diversity of experience to her work. In her own words, Jauncems has described her pioneering combination of weaving, painting and collage as "a direct attempt to envision the complex nature of the mind within the realms of time. The canvases have been hand woven using very rough strings together with fine organic silk. The finished woven cloth was all cut into pieces, which were then painted using many different layers of acrylics, metallics, pastels and crayons. Stitching them back together was another great struggle as the needle had to go through all these thick layers of cloth and paint.”
Today Jauncems' deals with physical as well as mental transitions, deconstructive behaviours and illusory transformations. She describes her work as a continuous search for parallels between rational and irrational, contemporary and primitive, relevant and irrelevant.
Egle Jauncems completed her BA in Textile Design at Chelsea College of Art and Design in 2013 and will graduate from the RCA with an MA in Painting in 2017.
Egle lives and works in London.