Aloyzas Stasiulevičius: A Myth of the Eternal City
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.
* Upon birth, each
of us brings his/her own mission. An artists mission is not only to
express himself and his time, but also to spread harmony and proclaim
the worlds 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.