Marius Liugaila’s artistic passion was bookplates, or Ex Libris. As he explained, ‘It is as if I become a microsurgeon rummaging through a stranger’s life. Since bookplates are usually ordered by post from overseas, all I receive is a letter and some photographs. And from this information I create lives, fitting the someone’s entire world into 33 square centimeters. It is like looking at a person through a keyhole while remaining unnoticed. And the customers are often completely surprised, because I have guessed the essence of their personality.’