Data - 15/08/2019 - 29/08/2019
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
In-spire gallery Dublin
Inspire Gallery Dublin is delighted to invite you to the opening night reception of a solo exhibition of works by Vytautas Kaunas. Join us on Thursday August 15th from 6pm for an evening of Art, music, drinks and an opportunity to meet this talented artist and their works.
Born in the year 1958 in Sakiai, Lithuania.
From 1973-1977 Vytautas attended Kaunas Art School. 1984-1984 Vilnius Art Academy. 1999 Member of Lithuanian Artists Association. 2002 Painting 3rd Prize, Silver Medal Award Premio di Pittura (City of Florence). 2008 Public Prize International Art Award “Palm Art Award”, Leipzig, Germany. 2008 Salon d’Automne du Grand Palais de Paris à Sarria (Spain).
About the artist and their work
The lithuanian artist Vytautas Kaunas is well known not only in Lithuania but also in various European countries, especially Germany and Holland. The traditional style of paintings which dominated in Lithuania may be regarded as the national adaptation of expressionism and other trends of European Modernism.
The creative works of V. Kaunas reflect his anxious and romantic spirit which pervades the entire philosophical outlook of the artist. The dynamic harmony of rhythms and colours shows richness of the artist’s imagination. V.Kaunas is not simply following the external patterns: he creates his own imaginal aesthetic space where differently arranged elements represent his own attitudes and feelings. A state of the artist`s consciousness determines a structure of every composition. Any painted image is turned into a sing which indicates a state of being experienced by the painter. Two things are important for V.Kaunas : sincerity and beauty. He tries to avoid ugliness, be it real or imagined. The artist follows a middle way between the extremes. However, his creative works radiate some mysterious light. V. Kaunas appeals directly to our heart and suggest that our life is worthy to be lived and enjoyed, despite of any illusions, fictions, or superstitions produced by the collective paradigms and ideologies. Therefore the artist seeks to show his inner freedom and reveals the special relationship between his own self and the experienced phenomena.
Dr. Algis Uždavinys