Mouthful of dreams

Technique: Oil on canvas
Dimensions: 90x60 cm
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The painting focuses intensely on a close-up view of a mouth. Set against a hazy, almost dreamlike pale background, the mouth is slightly parted, revealing a glimpse of teeth. The lips are depicted in a rich, glossy red, invoking a feel of vivid, raw emotion or desire. A distinctive feature is the dribble of a clear, viscous liquid that hangs from the lower lip, descending in two thin, unbroken strands that catch the light, adding a stark element of texture and shine. This fluid connection bridges the space between the physical form of the lips and the ambiguously soft-toned surrounding, suggesting themes of longing, saturation, or possibly the uncontainable nature of dreams and aspirations. The realistic portrayal captures the nuances of human flesh, with subtle shifts in color and light reflecting off the wet surfaces, adding depth and a tactile feel to the image.

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Birutė Remeikytė's paintings often question social norms in society, standards of the body and beauty. Many different motifs dominate her work, the most frequent of which are the human body, its expression, curves, and the desire to free oneself from the surrounding standards.


The author is looking for new, unconventional angles, and body parts are often depicted in her works as distorted or deformed, as if she were asking what kind of deviation from the norm is tolerated in our society. At the same time, we begin to see how little we know our own bodies, ourselves, how we are used to seeing only one standard, if tilted at a different angle or, for example, if the fingers cover the eyes, it begins to appear strange and alien. The artist emphasises the body's ability to change, to deform, its curves with expressive brushstrokes that are as unpolished as reality itself.


Birutė Remeikytė graduated from the Vilnius Academy of Arts in 2014 and participated in exhibitions in Lithuania and Scotland. Her work has found homes in Portugal, Luxembourg, the Netherlands, Poland, the United Kingdom, Cyprus, Iceland and Lithuania.