With images borrowed and photographed from his surroundings, Trautrimas crafts images with a familiar yet unsettling existence. Shifting scales and positions, Trautrimas’s images range from fabricated Space Stations to rotating pencil sharpener restaurants all incorporating the signifiers of out local and regional lives. Canada Post boxes become two storey homes and coffee cups become fountains for birds. Satisfying a desire to pull apart and reassemble objects and environments around him, Trautrimas delicately fabricates multiple landscapes inviting the careful consideration of their viewers.
Trautrimas was the recipient of the Ontario College of Art and Design Printmaking Medal in 2003 and has appeared in the Framework Foundation Auction as well as this year’s Casey House Art for Heart Auction.