art 2001/2

Personalinės parodos
1994 „Šeši sidabriniai dainuojantys kiaušiniai“, Vypersdorfas, Vokietija
1995 „Arkos“ galerija, Vilnius

Ona Grigaitė. Natiurmortas su mėlynu puodeliu.
Šamotas, spalvotos glazūros, 14 x 38 x 18, 1000
oC. 1992

Ona Grigaitė. Pano Mėlynas.
Šamotas, spalvotos glazūros, 158 x 94,
1000 oC. 1992

Ona Grigaitė. Kompozicija Gėris. Molis, glazūra, h 11; ų 7; 83 x 43 x 5;
36 x 24 x 2,
1000 oC. 1993

Ona Grigaitė: Multilingual Signs

by Vaida Ščiglienė

The maze of creative ideas of the ceramicist Ona Grigaitė astoundingly reveals her ability to remain an unconventional personality in the multi-coloured panorama of contemporary art. Her artistic system is based on the principle of game, and her works are frequently accompanied by provoking irony. Having graduated from the Vilnius Art Institute in 1987, the young artist became an active participant of the Lithuanian art scene. Her attempts to depict things as autonomous visual objects coincided with more general processes in art, particularly with the innovatory tendencies in period sculpture. The artist calls this period the gray period, dominated by objects of an expressive silhouette, aestheticized form, reminiscent of metal. In her colour period the represented objects are devoid of practicality, and her visual and ideological experiments are related with the genre of still life.
Grigaitė created many works for public spaces (1989–1992): four mural paintings in the administration building of the company “Dvarčionių keramika”, and “A Panel with a Swan” in the Dvarčionys pharmacy. In 1994 she created an installation “Six Singing Silver Eggs” in Wiepersdorf (Germany). A concentrated thought, a tendency to contemplation, nearly sacral peace is characteristic of the artist’s so-called pink period and the accompanying white period. A moderate rebellion gives way to pensiveness and meditation. Her whole work is related with the search for the eternal truths and creates a counterbalance to the chaos of the contemporary world.