19711976 studijavo Vilniaus universitete, Teisės fakultete.
Nuo 1992 Lietuvos dailininkų sąjungos narys.
Saulius Vaitiekūnas. Chronos. 2003, detalė
Saulius Vaitiekūnas. Chronos. 2003, h 380
Saulius Vaitiekūnas. Puta. 2000, 1000 plastiko
lėlių, statybinė montažinė puta, medis, 250x370
Saulius Vaitiekūnas. Žinia. 2002, apie 8 tonas
lauko akmenų, 800x450x230
Saulius Vaitiekūnas. Obuolys Ievai. 2002, lauko
akmuo, ų 90
Saulius Vaitiekūnas. Enternet. 2002, metalas,
apie 3 tonas sintetinių žvejų tinklų
Vaitiekūnas: the Mysterium of the Matter
is an artist working in rock and metal, who employs the plastic qualities
of both to load his physically substantial works with no less substantial
existential and philosophical implications. The most durable matter
requires thorough and tenacious work, yet for the artist, this work
becomes his way of thinking. The aesthetic forms of his pieces are inspired
rather by the artists reverence to natural shapes than specific
His pieces can be perceived as sacral symbols, yet his sacredness does
not imply a withdrawal into transcendental domains. It is instead a
very intense perception of life. His works-things offer a more vivid
picture of reality. His rocks and other strange objects (clocks, saw
discs, serrated parts of meat mincing machines) seek to break the rigid
crust of the intellect and liberate the waters of intuition. He transforms
ontological questions into aesthetic perception. Instead of focusing
on the cultural sources of artistic, forms, he tries to grasp their
magic core. His installations imply a perception agenda, so the viewer
becomes involved in a certain ritual.
The artist perceives natural forms as feminine and erotic, he feels
both, seduced and awed by this life transforming power inherent in them.
This sensibility informs all his work, the key theme of which is eroticised
cosmic time, the great kalachakra.