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Thursday review - Linas Jusionis (painting)
  Linas Jusionis (painting)

5 January 2012 6 p. m.

This Thursday's review will feature the latest works of the painter Linas Jusionis. Those who have been following the introductions of the new generation painters during the past year have undoubtedly noticed this author. His minimalism and reduction of colours and forms as well as connections with the quality and philosophy of cinematographic image distinguishes Jusionis from both the young artists and the entire Lithuanian tradition of painting. Instead of conveying the message of the painting through the expression of the stroke, the artist focuses on the relationship between the spatial structure of the painting and the objects depicted in that structure. His work often combines the motifs of sports, leisure and landscape invoking detective stories in the consciousness of the viewer and stimulating deliberate tensions between what is actually represented and what is left outside the frame.

Linas Jusionis (born 1986) is currently studying for Master's degree in Vilnius Academy of Arts. He has participated in a number of group shows and has held four personal exhibitions including one that was a part of the "Artscape Latvija" project (with Miks Mitrevic) curated by Vartai gallery. Jusionis was the runner-up in this year's Young Painter Prize competition.

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Contemporary art gallery "Vartai" organises open reviews of artworks. These practical one-hour Thursday events introduce the latest works of a selected artist and analyse the genre, development, uniqueness and potential of his or her artwork.

Through the Thursday reviews, "Vartai" gallery aims to collect and publicise the latest news on the works of contemporary artists, provide a more exhaustive introduction of the authors, promote works of acclaimed artists and discover new promising names. The knowledge gathered during the reviews will be used to plan exhibitions curated by Vartai gallery in Lithuania and abroad, and to select participants of fairs.

The reviews organised by "Vartai" gallery are first of all aimed at art collectors, museums and art critics, but they are also open to everyone showing interest in the latest developments in artists' workshops. Works submitted for reviews shall be available for viewing and purchase in the Review Room of "Vartai" gallery.

Personal presentations of artworks can be arranged for art collectors any day of the week. Please, arrange your visit in advance by contacting "Vartai" gallery on the phone +370 5 2122 949or by e-mail

Artists wishing to submit their artwork for the reviews should contact the gallery by e-mail


1. 12 January 2012 - Marija Šnipaite - sculpute and installation

Galerija „Vartai"
Vilniaus g. 39
LT-01119 Vilnius

Tel./faksas (00370) 5 2122 949

persekiojimas, 100x120cm, akrilas, drobe, 2011
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