current exhibition

 

On 10th of May, at 6.30 PM GRAFO gallery opens new exhibition "Dviguba | Double" of artists Indra Marcinkevičienė and Algimantas Černiauskas.

Indra Marcinkevičienė (1969)


In artist‘s Indra Marcinkevičienė artworks the viewer can feel a strong symbiosis between colour and feeling. Having ability to skillfully control colours artist varies palette of various shades. Gracefully and discreetly in one peace going from one shade to another she creates controlled dance of 30 different colours on one surface. These colours she uses to convey symbolic ideas and visualize emotions which is hard to verbalize.
The eggs is a main motif of the artworks – pano - that are exhibited. Here it symbolizes perfection, beauty, productivity and eternity. Since Greek times egg was related with symbol of cosmos, life and fertility which in these artworks works as a reference to magic and endless power source. While using these colours artist proves coexistence between infinity and perfection in this way transforming egg shape into original and aesthetic object. 
Two colours – blue and red – here reflects not only traditional elements of water and fire. Blue colour here is masterly combined with green which convey and demonstrate tranquility, soft water flowing and cyclic nature. Red is combustion of creativity, expression of strong emotions like love and hate. It‘s permanent flaming, desire to move on or just brilliant perpetuum mobile. And this is how classical symbolic image and rhetoric of colour connects into one single unit which represents symbolic sense of eternity.

Algimantas Černiauskas (1988)


By being professional in academic drawing, painter from the young Lithuanian generation Algimantas Černiauskas are exceptional not only because he has a core of academical way of thinking but because artist have a sense of spacetime. All surfaces of his canvases where he combines colorful painting creates very affecting space which as if being parallel and autonomous becomes like live organism. Skillfully managing big formats, abundance of oil paints and palette of refreshing colours artist brings the viewer to the old Lithuanian painting school where he explores the heritage of Lithuanian modernism. 
Černiauskas has ability to masterly manage abstract language. Often he links it with all kind of musical references and in this way he sets free his plastic, expressive brushstrokes. Canvases full of intellectual irony, sarcasm and playfulness reveals artist’s critical way of looking into nowadays, existence and his need to question hermeneutics of world we are surrounded by and the meaning of art. 
In his artworks Algimantas Černiauskas rethinks the perception of surface, colour and rhythm. While seeking to explore the structure of painting he combines rhetoric of neomodernism ideas with contemporary perception of decorativeness. Limitless abundance of oil paint and its multilayers distort perception of artwork’s surfaces and opens new space for viewer’s existential researches.

Duration of the exhibition - 2017 05 10 - 2017 06 24