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ArtVilnius 16

THAT PLACE at ArtVilnius 2016


On 9-12 June 2016 The Rooster gallery will take part at the international contemporary art fair ARTVILNIUS. Gallery will represent the exposition of newest paintings by Aukse Miliukaite and Vita Opolskyte, titled ‘That Place’.

These young painters are characterised by an intellectual and indirect approach to the objects of research. Without discarding the traditional expression, genres and formats of painting, both of them constructs That Place in their own way. Builds it from pieces of surrounding reality, cultural quotes, details, relics of bygone and present, their fantasies and dreams.

In Vita Opolskyte’s paintings, fragments of real interiors and fantastic elements are combined. Through an integration of different scales of the represented objects, directions of perspective and vantage points, an alogical, irrational and visually misleading space is created. On the one hand, her compositions defy the conventional approaches to interior harmony and visual balance. On the other, meticulously painted inserts of ornamental décor refer to the nostalgic aesthetics of a traditional home interior. Painter calls her artistic strategy ‘the search for medication for reality’ used to treat the allergy to surrounding reality.

Aukse Miliukaite creates the images of culturally spoiled person. The person who is unable to see the simple things  – just bed, just wall, just life. She combines and layers the elements of everyday life with those from artistic archive in her own head.

In addition to the main exposition the new works by Kristina Alisauskaite, Egle Karpaviciute and Andrius Zakarauskas will be introduced.

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