About the author
The metaphor of the human-machine transformer intertwines with spirituality in Tručiluskas' work. Spirituality appears in various symbolic forms, for example, through portraits of the Buddha, the Christ, the figure of the holy family, and the depiction of ritual wheels on which one sits or dances.
Focusing his attention on man and his philosophical depths, the artist continues his depiction of children, adolescents and young people (often in the form of a girl or a girl) in the paintings of the new exhibition. This figurative choice also serves as a kind of metaphor for duality, inner vitality, life and energy. Despite the passage of years and social strata, human existence remains identical and ambiguous, doomed to an eternal oscillation between chaos and calm, mud and purity, the romanticism and tragedy of life.
The artist's paintings are full of "effects" of psychedelic (and thus reflecting the subconscious) art - colourful, undulating, pulsating lines are combined into optical elements, often playing with the viewer's attention. Contexts, as if in a kaleidoscopic secret, are both hidden and unexpectedly revealed.
And the gentle gesture of the hand, the tilt of the profile at a specific angle, the gaze and smile, the rocking of the figures can indirectly (or very directly) suggest inspirations from the works of historical artists - Diego Velasquez, Raphael, Salvador Dali and others. Small motifs and characters, transformed in a new way in T. Tručiluskas' paintings, become a kind of bridge, a triumph over time and space, reflecting archetypal consciousness.
T. Tručilauskas started his creative path in 2017, having graduated as a painter from the Vilnius Academy of Arts. Since then, his work has been presented at various exhibitions in Lithuania and twice at the international Art Vilnius fair. In 2019, the artist was one of the finalists of the Young Painter Prize, added to the collection of the Lewben Art Foundation, and in 2021, two of his works were sold at the Vilnius auction for the MO Museum.
The text was written by art historian Kamilė Pirštelytė Virbičianskė.
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