Hundreds of Vibrant Doors Found Within Lithuania’s “Garage Towns” Photographed by Agne Gintalaite

Lithuanian artist, Agne Gintalaite has always been enchanted by the “garage towns” of her native country, Lithuania—large areas filled with garages that were often far away from the owners’ homes. In her series "Beauty Remains", Gintalaite explores the abundance of the wooden and metal garage doors she has discovered, the variety of their colors that look so vivid as if time couldn't touch them.

Her project began incidentally after a trip to IKEA that revealed a garage town near the megastore filled with hundreds of these doors that outlasted the time. “By documenting these objects that are, most likely, about to disappear from Lithuanian society, I wished to communicate to the viewer the ambivalent, aesthetic, but also human significance of these garage doors,” said Gintalaite. “Beautifully painterly, these doors do not need be explained to the beholder. It is the fascinating play of colour and texture that I attempted to capture with my camera.”

The artist associates these doors with human dignity, as in these areas that are overwhelmed by the big , businesses, there are people who refuse to abandon their property. “As long as they last,” said Gintalaite, “this uncanny beauty remains.”

Gintalaite received her BA in Art History and Theory from "Vilnius Academy of Arts" in Lithuania, and is currently a freelance photographer and art director. You can find more of her work on her Tumblr and Behance. (via My Modern Met)

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