1994 Šeši sidabriniai dainuojantys kiaušiniai,
1995 Arkos galerija, Vilnius
Ona Grigaitė. Natiurmortas su mėlynu puodeliu.
Šamotas, spalvotos glazūros, 14 x 38 x 18, 1000 oC.
Ona Grigaitė. Pano Mėlynas.
Šamotas, spalvotos glazūros, 158 x 94, 1000
Ona Grigaitė. Kompozicija Gėris. Molis, glazūra, h 11; ų
83 x 43 x 5;
36 x 24 x 2, 1000
Ona Grigaitė: Multilingual Signs
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 (19891992): 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 artists 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.