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Private Gallery
Thursday review - Staselė Jakunskaitė (painting) - Opening - 8 March, 6 p.m.
  Stasele. Jakunskaite. (born 1988) is a young painter who will graduate from Vilnius Academy of Art with the Bachelor degree this year. Despite the young age, the artwork of this author has a distinctive touch. The relationship between the image and the title of the canvas is very important in her works: she often visualises everyday phrases that have become clichés of the language. For example, Kale.s vaikai (Sons of Bitches), Kaip šuniui penkta koja (Fifth Wheel), Inkstas taukuose (Living in Clover), etc. According to the author, "from the discrepancies between the universally recognised figurative meanings and literal meanings of words emerges a certain irony which holds both meanings giving sense to each other". Irony can also be seen in the way Jakunskaite. looks into the "everyday attempts of people to somehow make their dull lives more interesting" - believing in life on other planets or watching solar eclipses, which somehow reminds of the end of the world.

Works submitted for reviews shall be available for viewing till 15 March.

Illiustration: Stasele. Jakunskaite., Kung Fu Panda, 2011, acrylic on canvas, 150 x 140 cm

Contemporary art gallery VARTAI organises open reviews of artworks which 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.

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