About the author
Vytautas Paplauskas graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree from Bournemouth University of the Arts (UK) in 2011 and currently works as a painter and photographer.
His work can be attributed to the tradition of "hard edge" painting, as the works are characterised by geometric forms with sharp contours and a complete elimination of the underprint. The plot of the works is minimal, but the composition and colouring are carefully considered, as the aim is to create the impression of a fictional space or an abstracted urban landscape with the minimum possible means. It is true that references to material reality are often abandoned altogether, so the emphasis here is on well-considered compositions characterised by fragmentation, asymmetry and a focus on negative (empty) space. In this way, the artist constructs visual puzzles that stimulate the imagination, which can be interpreted in a different way by each viewer.
The artist's sources of inspiration are the history of modern art and his direct experience of exploring the city and capturing urban fragments of strict forms. All this is enabled in the creative process by intuition and associative thinking. And the rational mind, which coordinates the process, helps to bring the experiments in forms into a coherent and harmonious whole, which finally materialises into felt and thoughtful geometric compositions, executed in paint on canvas.