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Rimvydas Kepežinskas. Persona.
Akvatinta, mecotinta, 45 x 55. 1998

Rimvydas Kepežinskas. Natiurmortas su Tauro kėde.
Akvatinta, mecotinta, 50 x 64. 1998


Rimvydas Kepežinskas. Fontanas.
Akvatinta, mecotinta, 45 x 55. 1998


Rimvydas Kepežinskas: Graphic Scripts of the Associate Professor Keptas

by Ramutė Rachlevičiūtė

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 women’s 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 artist’s work is light and adventurous in the rococo-style, done with a master’s 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 graphic works.

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