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Eimantas Ludavičius


Eimantas Ludavičius.
Galerijos Kairė-Dešinė durys.
Nerūdijantis plienas, cinko klišės, 230x150, 2000


Eimantas Ludavičius.
Klein Fly.
Kartonas, akrilas, 80x60, 1998


Eimantas Ludavičius.
Pieva.
Nerūdijantis plienas, aliuminis, žolės polietileno maišeliuose, 60x200, 2000


Eimantas Ludavičius: “I Regard Creative Work as an Analysis of Form”

by Rūta Pileckaitė

Eimantas Ludavičius has just finished his latest work: the design of the faēade of Hotel “Europa” on Aušros Vartu St. in Vilnius. Having taken as a point of departure the flag of the European Union with 12 stars, he decorated the hotel entrance with 12 plus one (symbolizing Lithuania’s future membership in the EU) plates made of French glass.
An ironic attitude to the political, national or cultural stereotypes current in Lithuanian society is characteristic of the artist’s other works as well. He tries to address the audience in a universal language of contemporary art.
Eimantas’ drawings are close to the Renaissance tradition, in which various objects are placed under analytic scrutiny: a girl’s face (“Portrait”), an insect (“Hornet”) or architectural forms (“Klein Fly”). Realistic drawing is often intertwined with expressive and spontaneous gestures. Eimantas draws inspiration from signs of contemporary culture as well. By multi-link cultural associations the artist tries to contextualize his relationship with the present. Reflection of different artistic traditions of the past is important not as a commentary on history, but as a way of artistic thinking instrumental in actualizing the problems urgent to a contemporary artist. His work is a typical example of the blurring of boundaries between genres, common to the art of the late 20th century, when layers of several traditions converge. However, it does not result in eclecticism, as the artist knows that the most important thing is not how to say something, but what to say.

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