Rimvydas Kepežinskas: Graphic Scripts of the Associate Professor Keptas
The texts found
in Kepežinskas calligraphic works are of two kinds: quotations from
the works of his favourite writers Sigitas Geda, S.T. Kondrotas, Goethe,
T.S. Eliot and others, and texts by the artist himself divertissements
written without much thinking and editing, at a sweep. Of course, he
writes these texts not seeking to convey some important thought, but
for the sake of beauty, for the hedonism of writing.
The artist occasionally makes collages, and is not afraid to use clippings
from illustrated womens magazines or promotional leaflets sprinkled
with bronze or gold dust.
His favourite kind of book is so-called picture books richly illustrated
books for pre-school or junior school age children, where illustrations
are on a par with the text.
Kepežinskas could be called one of the greatest animalists of our times.
His works are noted for the skillful use of animal anatomy, studies
of movements of animals and their harmonious proportions. His compositions
are never static and are devoid of straight lines. There is some truth
in the assertion that the artists work is light and adventurous in
the rococo-style, done with a masters hand.
In his etchings Kepežinskas as if tries to become more serious. He avoids
jokes and aims at greater abstraction, particularly in his large-size