Raigardas Kudirka was born in 1966 in Vilnius,
Lithuania. His family, a combination of French, German, and Lithuanian, was
very artistic. Inspired by comics, he started with drawing graphics at age 10.
Later he discovered painting with acrylic and oil paints. For a few years he worked
in advertisement and as a stage painter. He also was singer in choir and local
rock band. All of his life he has been inspired by modern arts, from surrealism
to pop art, total abstractions to photo realism. He is mostly interested in
subconscious construction and fabrication of life, connections between dreams
and reality. Raigardas Kudirka once said that “people see the world as they
know it” and this is what he aims to capture.
He works mainly as a painter and is better
known as surrealist. He also does photography, studied and works as a digital
artist, and even sometimes as an illustrator.