On July 10 (Friday) at 5 p.m, the gallery “Si:said” (Daržų 18, Klaipėda) is to open the exhibition “The Mouth of the Skies” by Rolandas Marčius.
The title of the series of artworks, “The Mouth of the Skies” is a reference to the geographical location of the Klaipėda region. In his latest exhibition, Rolandas Marčius reflects on the landscape and historical memory of the coastal region. In the painting series “The Blue of Memel”, which he began five years ago, the artist paid a lot of attention to the search for Klaipėda’s color palette and its characteristic relationships, as well as to the reconsideration of established local motifs. This time, the author continues his search for the blue color. He is interested in the relationship between man and nature, especially the influence of natural structure on history.
How does the environment influence and speak to our inner senses? How can we share experiences of the environment and impressions of nature, and how do we express or communicate them to each other? These and other questions are considered by the author. The artist is interested in the specificity of the landscape and the contextuality of past and present motifs. Through observation and cognition, Marčius analyses the ways in which a personal impression of the environment shapes itself. A dialogue begins between the artist’s personal experience, collective memory, and the viewer’s physical experience.
Marčius’ oeuvre reflects a surgically denuding X-ray aesthetic. His artworks observe local situations and rethink global structures. The artist seeks to create conditions for personal dialogue and perception of the environment through color, multilayered thought and narrative. Marčius studied at the Vilnius Academy of Arts in 1994 to 1998. From 1998 to 2009, he lived and worked in the USA. Since 2012, he has been a member of Lithuanian Artists‘ Union. He currently lives and works in Klaipėda.
The exhibition will run until July 31. The exhibition is funded by the Lithuanian Council for Culture and Klaipėda City Municipality.