art 2001/2

Aloyzas Stasiulevičius. Vakaro preliudas. Iš „Muzikinio ciklo“.
Drobė, akrilas, koliažas, 80 x 100. 1999

Aloyzas Stasiulevičius. Ir prasiskleidė toliai žvaigždėti.
Drobė, akrilas, 81 x 116. 1996

Aloyzas Stasiulevičius. Dvi laukiančios.
Drobė, akrilas, koliažas, 80 x 100. 1998

Aloyzas Stasiulevičius. Fuga II. Iš „Muzikinio ciklo“.
Drobė, akrilas, koliažas, 80 x 100. 1997

Aloyzas Stasiulevičius: A Myth of the Eternal City

by Algis Uždavinys

In his work the artist Aloyzas Stasiulevičius tries to connect different layers of reality. The artist is interested in the structure of the “city” having a sacral axis. In his attempt to perpetuate the proto-image of the “eternal city”, Stasiulevičius never renounces concreteness. The object of his work always remains the same half-mythical, illusory yet easily recognizable city turning into the sole place of existence in the presence of the sky. The outer reality for the artist is a necessary point of reference in creating an idealized symbolic panorama. The latter can be explained in two ways: either as a transformed vision of the outside world, or as a metaphor of the inner life. The artist regards painting as a spiritual way leading to the hidden realms of existence.


Aloyzas Stasiulevičius


* Upon birth, each of us brings his/her own mission. An artist’s mission is not only to express himself and his time, but also to spread harmony and proclaim the world’s unity.

* Both by his art and his existence in society he must diminish hate, destruction, spread peace and harmony. Art is a thread uniting people, nations and states.

* In my work I have been thinking about Vilnius for many years. It is important to me as a sign of the eternal human spirit. It is a city that has accumulated the history of the nation inscribed in the forms of architecture, its structure, its walls and towers. In this image of the city I try to discern the eternal and dramatic way of human creativity.