Galerijos Kairė-Dešinė durys.
Nerūdijantis plienas, cinko klišės, 230x150, 2000
Kartonas, akrilas, 80x60, 1998
Nerūdijantis plienas, aliuminis, žolės polietileno maišeliuose,
Eimantas Ludavičius: I Regard Creative Work as an Analysis of Form
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
Lithuanias 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 artists 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 girls 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.