art KARLSRUHE. 2019

This year “Meno parkas” comes back to the art fair “art Karlsruhe” (Germany) with two artists' solo presentations, whose creation is big part inspired by nature and thoughts of relation  between  nature  and  civilisation.

Event Time: 21–24 02 2019
Venue: Messe Karlsruhe (Messeallee 1, 76287 Rheinstetten, Germany)
Solo presentations by Aušra Vaitkūnienė and Patricija Gilytė at gallery's booth – H4-M01

Aušra Vaitkūnienė (b. 1962) Head of painting department in Lithuanian Art Academy, Kaunas faculty, received The Pollock-Krasner Foundation (New York, USA) grant, Lippe Country Grant (Schwalenberg, Germany), multiple Lithuanian State and Kaunas Municipality grants and diplomas. Her works are in collections of National M. K. Čiurlionis Museum, Mo (Modern Art Museum, Vilnius), Lithuanian Ministry of Culture, National Vilnius Art Museum, Lippe Land Government (Detmold, Germany), and private collections.

Aušra's Vaitkūnienė's collection for “art Karlsruhe” is composed combining group of drawings (2013-2017, mixed media), where the motive of mushrooms is brightly exposed (works already were presented in solo shows “Cabinet of Nature Gourmand” in Dusseldorf, London and Kaunas). Another part of Aušra's collection is composed of drawings (2018, mixed media), exploiting motive of wolf (and its fur).   

Another artist of “Meno parkas” – German based Patricija Gilytė (b. 1972). The works of Patricija combine performative sculpture, video art and installations. The special feature of her works is the use of all possible traditional or innovative materials, technologies, experimenting and involving all kind of professionals – composers, video makers, photographers and others. She does anything to achieve the goal – precise and unique expression in the artwork for the idea she is exploring at that time.  

Works by Patricija presented at the fair unites the medias, artist has been devoted for the last decade: video art and technique, when the images are created from “pixels” (standard size modules made from various materials (sugar cubes, styrofoam, aluminium etc.). Another important aspect of Patricija's creation – performativity. Interaction with surrounding, according to artist, do not interrupt, creation transforms being affected by various conditions, limitations as well. Patricija's clouds from cast iron pixels, brought to “art Karlsruhe” (SIX DOUBTS YOU SHOULD KNOW ABOUT, 2019, mortar cast, pigment, 70 x 70 x 6 cm), or sculptural objects from wooden pixels (TWINS, 2017, wood, chalk primer, 107 x 85 x 70 cm) or form aluminium pixels (ATTITUDE_BALANCE, 2012, aluminium cast, 40 x 16 x 10 cm) and video installation of spinning fir tree in the forest STILLEVEN (2015) perfectly reflects main technical characteristics and content that matters, with what she explores relation of nature and civilisation. 


Gallery's participation in international contemporary art fair "art KARLSRUHE" is partly supported by Lithuanian Council for Culture and the Ministry of Culture of the Republic of Lithuania.