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Kęstutis Grigaliūnas

Kęstutis Grigaliūnas.
Vynas.
Kartonas, akrilas, 90x110, 1995


Kęstutis Grigaliūnas.
Lūpdažis.
Kartonas, akrilas, h 100, 1996


Kęstutis Grigaliūnas.
Tikra istorija apie Josephą Beuysą Nr. 22.


Kęstutis Grigaliūnas.
Tikra istorija apie Josephą Beuysą Nr. 1.


Intro: Kęstutis Grigaliūnas

by Austėja Čepauskaitė

Having graduated from the Art Institute, the Chair of Graphic Art, Kęstutis Grigaliūnas started his artistic career from book illustrations, woodcuts and etchings. He never limited himself with possibilities offered by the genre of graphic art only. Since 1990 he started to expand them in all possible directions.
In 1988–89 Grigaliūnas created large-size coloured woodcuts and linocuts noted for their stylized forms. At that time the artist combined the principles typical of archaic art with certain features found in children’s drawings.
From large-size works he moved to cuts: compositions consisting of brightly coloured wooden (or cardboard) elements. Since 1990 they became abstract, very decorative, ornamental. Several years later Grigaliūnas departed from abstraction – in his works one could find human signs (a face, faces, kisses) or objects (a telephone, a bath, a bottle of whiskey).
In his later works Grigaliūnas makes a transition from phenomena of local culture to world civilization, its artistic images, attributes and stereotypes.
Text was originally very important in Grigaliūnas’ works. It is often used as a possibility to reveal another layer between the formal part of the work and its title.

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