Grimsoul Art – my pseudonym, my real name is Darius Molotokas and I am an artist from Lithuania. I was always deeply enthusiastic about the possibility of living a life of art, rather than by any external forced responsibilities, norms and always knew that the 8-5 grind is not for me. I believe that society is a killer of identity, creativity and artists absolutely need the freedom to pursue their craft for healthy life.

I express my own passions for the darker side of the world and pen and ink is what shapes it. I am heavily inspired by the heavy metal  music, horror and other dark, deep, twisted films or books. I also have a “modest” collection of horror genre computer games. I take inspiration from such great artists as Mark Riddick, Chris Moyen, Godmachine, Defame, WolfSkullJack, Gustave Doré also the bands Motorhead, Metallica, AC/DC, Black Sabbath, Darkthrone, Rotting Christ, Archgoat, Acid Witch, Gaahls Wyrd and many more are all idols of mine. In my free time I do like to play electric guitar, ride a bike or indulge in a great movie, book or spend an evening with a great survival horror game such as old school Resident Evil.

Familiar with depression and anxiety in my personal life, I see metal music and dark art as the way of getting in touch with myself and helping myself to cope. I want other rebellious, creative young people, who are going through the same thing to know that they are never alone and we are on the same journey!

Group Gallery Exhibitions

2017 – MF Gallery’s 15th annual Halloween art show

2019 – Masinė hipnozė/Mass hypnosis , DEVILSTONE 2019 festival, Anykščiai, Lithuania