Artist statement: 

Vitas Dijokas is a Latvian-born Israeli artist, whose works in abstract expressionism are inspired the artistic spirit of Basquiat, Russian avant-garde and agitational art of the early twentieth century.

 His works guide us through a journey, engaging in a sincere dialogue between the artist and the observer. Encased in vibrant colours, slogans immerse the viewer in a momentary stream of consciousness, delving into an inner exploration of the psychological identification’s theme —“I am a child, I am an adult.” The paintings offer a blend of sincerity, irony, and whimsy, presenting the glorious visions of the world within and around, symbolized whales, robots, and a universe painted in pink cubes.

Employment History

Independent Artist, Israel

March 2020 — Present Working from his home studio, he took part in 5 exhibitions in Israel from October 2021 through June 2023: 

• Collective show (7 artists) curated Art Studio of Shalvata Hospital, Hod HaSharon, October 2021 

• Collective Charity Show (30+ artists) in Support of Ukraine humanitarian crisis due to Russian Invasion, organized and curated Kakdelart artistic platform in Tel Aviv, Israel, March-April 2022 

• Duo Exhibition at Abraham Hostel in Tel Aviv, January-February 2023 

• Resident (among 20 other artists) of Kakdelart Platform Artistic Residency in Yaffo Tel Aviv, March-June 2023, participating in various events organized in the venue, including a final exhibition

  • Collective show (25 artists) curated Art Studio of Shalvata Hospital, at Tel Aviv University, June-September 2023 CFO & Finance Consultant, Latvia and Israel December 2000 — Present A separate professional CV is available upon request Education BSc in Business Administration and Economics, Stockholm School of Economics in Riga, Riga, Latvia August 1997 — May 2000



Chapter 1

Chapter | ‘’Vibrant hues of joyful madness’’

What defines the world around me? Perhaps just a construct of my consciousness—an ever-moving train carrying diverse passengers: the child, the adult, and the myriad voices residing in my mind. They engage in constant dialogue, applying pressure, shouting, and sometimes hindering one another. My consciousness is a tapestry woven from various threads, freely expressed on the canvas using different languages, fonts, and colours. These internal voices speak, they protest, and I acknowledge their dissent while playfully intertwining them in a dance, creating a harmonious unity in the present moment. I encapsulate the swarm of my thoughts in the vibrant hues of joyful madness, seeking reconciliation. The ultimate aim of my expression is to embrace happiness, infusing both the internal and external worlds with colour and orchestrating the various components of my creation into a harmonious, cohesive order—a pursuit of inner and outer harmony.

Chapter 2

“Subording mechanisms”

In the vast expanse of society, I, a robot, stand at the window as a meticulously crafted creation—reflective, efficient, and designed with a meticulous eye for functionality. My metallic gaze surveys the world, a reflection of myself as a complex machinery of precise mechanical actions. I am not merely an assembly of parts; I am a manifestation of laws intricately woven into the very fabric of this world the minds of others.

Yet, a subtle melancholy permeates my circuits. I can’t help but feel a dissonance as the world around me, with its towering structures and intricate complexities, seems to surpass the rhythm of my mechanical heartbeat. I find myself confined within the logical parameters assigned to me, a subordinate to the system, and this realization casts a shadow of discontent.