Inga Guzyte's Bio
MEDIUM: Recycled Skateboards
Inga Guzyte A.K.A: Inga The Machine, born in Lithuania, raised in Germany where she also found her passion for skateboarding and art. At twenty-one she made her way to the United States to be closer to the skateboarding culture and it’s origin. Living in California, Inga learned her third language and broadened her horizons in art while attending SBCC and majoring in Art Studio Emphasis.
With a lot of passion for skateboarding and artistry, Inga started making sculptures from broken decks by cutting them apart and putting them back together in “out of the box” shapes that do not represent a skateboard anymore, but instead, a new form of life. As her crafting skills continued to improve while working in a wood shop and heavy tool environment her ability to express herself improved as well. Her new pieces of work are a mix of realism and pop-art with a splash of abstract and design. In fact, her relief like sculptures are almost like paintings using the skateboard designs as her color pallet.
Inga’s biggest influence is the skateboarding culture as she made her way through several different cultures and learned to adapt. Some of her personal experiences are captured in her earlier work in a sarcastic kind of way. As a female artist, Inga Guzyte feels empowered working in the male dominated work environment and exercising the male dominated sport. She will continue to transform the old, the broken, and the forgotten into a new form of life.Visit Inga Guzyte's Website »