The Rooster Gallery kindly invites you to the solo show “Nothingness” by painter Kazimieras Brazdžiūnas. The exhibition presents his newest, never before exhibited paintings, marking the intensive and productive stage in his creative work.
The opening of the exhibition will take place on October 5, 6 p.m., at the gallery space at 12 Šv. Brunono Bonifaco St. The exhibition will be opened until October 22. Opening hours of the gallery: IV–VI 4 p.m.–7 p.m., VII 2 p.m.–5 p.m.
When choosing motifs for my artworks, I put them in a position where they can only be converted into my silently expressed desire to annihilate the feelings they usually evoke. As a result, this can be understood as an interpretation of an empty space, which contains the potential to be as important as what we would consider at first glance to be the main, perhaps the only, meaningful key to the work; that obvious motif – a moose, a toy soldier, you name it. But by drawing the viewer’s attention to the intention of the negative space in the artwork, this space, as a positive one, becomes a contradiction to absence, to nothingness.
The works that have not yet taken part in any of my exhibitions have become these sorts of nothings. Not only does the spray paint that creates motifs finds its place on the canvas in the form of dust; dust (in a traditional sense) also settles on the canvases that find their place and meaning only in the exhibition, which is about nothing.
Kazimieras Brazdžiūnas (b. 1991) is a young-generation painter. In 2018, he graduated from the Vilnius Academy of Arts with an MA in painting. Since 2016, he has been taking part in group exhibitions, and held several solo exhibitions. His work has been presented at the international contemporary art fair ArtVilnius and various other projects of contemporary art. He was a special prize winner of the “Young Painter Prize” competition in 2021. In 2018, he launched a platform for young painters “Kontr-argumentas”. He curates contemporary painting exhibitions, and publishes articles of art criticism in the cultural press.
The Rooster Gallery’s events are kindly supported by Lithuanian Council for Culture and Vilnius City Municipality.