March 3, 2023 / March 22, 2023

Eglė's clogs

Kaveri Ram. In this exhibition, the author presents the series of drawings "Windows" and the objects "Eglė’s clogs" as a single installation. Windows - a group of uniform format charcoal drawings on wood panels. The human face seems to merge with the surface, so the tree and the image become one whole. Sometimes we also seamlessly integrate into the environment and the culture around us. Some faces have disappeared, as if painfully lost. No motive left, but maybe this is the ticket? A chance to break free? Look deeper? See what's behind the form? The concept of windows has expanded from light-transmitting panels of clear glass to a vast computer operating system. This time, according to Aušra Kleizaitė, the interpretation is neither transparent nor digital. "However, I hope it helps you look deeper. To the human soul."

"Eglė’s clogs" are art space objects that only everyday people would dare to call shoes. Lots of pairs. You might say, representatives of the same species, but each one is unique. Like people. Individuals traveling through time. Together, but separately. "In this exhibition, I am showing two works with which I want to look deeper into fundamental things," explains the author. "Into that which binds everything and everyone that exists beyond form. Also, I want to talk about walking. Walking together. About life and experience. About the clogs we all have to wear.”

Aušra Kleizaitė, a representative of contemporary art, is a textile artist, graphic designer and sculptor. Graduated from applied graphics studies, then studied textiles, in 2000 became a Master of Arts. In her expressive graphic works, she explores the intersection of Western and Eastern aesthetics and culture. Her drawings often turn into three-dimensional objects and installations, different genres intertwine in them, so in recent years the author's objects speak as a whole. Since 2002, A. Kleizaitė has been traveling around India every year. There she creates, takes interest in traditions and culture. Traveling allowed her to rethink the human experience, the interaction between cultures and people. Her works clearly show attention to the inner state of a person, the desire to delve into various aspects of spiritual life. Her works, experiences are intertwined with traditions, cultures, nature and everyday life. In the birth process of art, four main principles are important to A. Kleizaitė: light, state, aesthetics and history. She uses simple means of expression (paper, charcoal, pastel), but always tends to experiment. Her artistic practice is a never-ending search for ways to convey an unfathomable range of ideas, situations and states: war and peace, life and death, love and hate, failure and faith. Since 1998 she actively participates in art exhibitions in Lithuania and abroad, went to international artist residencies in Latvia, Estonia, Germany, Ireland, Greece, Ukraine, Sakartvelo and India, organized a dozen personal exhibitions. In she 2003-2004 was a scholarship holder of the UNESCO-Aschberg program. Her subject "The Art of Being a Girl" was awarded in the exhibition "Best work of 2003". Many of her works are in private collections.