‘Interludes’ by Rūta Vadliugaitė at Contour Art Gallery
I consider my paintings to be ellipses, and the process of connecting these dots to be the act of painting. Under this belief, I create a network of visuals covering two layers of questions. Firstly: what is the language of painting? Is it a language of words or of images? And what is the grammar of this language? The second question that I raise seems invisible at first, but is fundamental: what, if anything, is the meaning of asking such questions in the first place? A. J. Greimas said that: “the question of meaning, wherever it may be – behind words, before words or after words – will never be solved”. I agree with his words. Therefore I grant sense as the basis of abstract cognition. The perception of painting’s visual language is constantly changing, diffused in the circulating blood flow of meaning. It is important to acknowledge that painting is basically an abstract idea, floating in the tangle of words and images. Emphasising subjective intuition as the main stimulation for creation, I see this exhibition as awed questioning, illusion of answer, thinking from within gaps, and presence in interludes. Whilst writing, I observed these ideas. Words became image and image became just a pretence for words.
Interludes is the first solo exhibition of Rūta Vadlugaitė (b. 1994, Rokiškis, Lithuania). She is currently a Master’s candidate at Vilnius Academy of Arts, where she also received a Bachelor’s degree in 2017. In 2016, she won 1st prize for painting in Žabolis Art Project Competition Atgimimas (Revival). Last year she has already been a finalist in the JTP’17 (Young Painter Prize), and has participated in several international art fairs with Contour Art Gallery.
|Place / venue||Contour Art Gallery, Vilnius|
|Dates||June 6 - July 1, 2018|
|Index||Contour Art Gallery Rūta Vadliugaitė|