Gediminas Akstinas. Vežimas.
Metalas, lakštinis plienas, 250 x 320 x 120, 1998
Gediminas Akstinas. Tampymasis
Metalas, lakštinis plienas, 1995
Gediminas Akstinas. Pradžia ir galas lovoje.
Metalas, lakštinis plienas, 47 x 164 x 205, 1996
Akstinas: To Be Here and Elsewhere
things can be said of the work of Gediminas Akstinas, the artist who
was natured by traditionalism, but defected to conceptual art to work
not so much with objects, as the space bracketing them. Though his installations
take some craft skills, yet not the objects, but sensations are his
main characters and his target group.
Challenging the concepts of stability and change, the artist seeks a
phenomenological explosion: just imagine as stable an object as a
house moving from its place; or vice versa, such an intangible thing
as horizon, being pinned on a wall of the gallery. The artist ridicules
the desire for stability in this transient world. Recurrent elements:
sticks, shelves, wagon wheels in his installations move into different
spaces, spreading around an incurable virus of the horizon.
Though the works cannot be described as transparent, such is the impression
one takes along after seeing them. It takes to be here, to earn the
right to be elsewhere.