Solo exhibition “Green Zone” by Rolandas Marčius


On August 18 (Friday) at 7 p.m., the solo exhibition “Green Zone” by Rolandas Marčius opens at the gallery “si:said” (Daržų 18, Klaipėda).

The exhibition “Green Zone” captures the liminal situations of the colour green, where Baltic landscapes and motifs interweave. In Marčius’ artistic practice, green manifests itself both as a space and as an object. A zone is a space where certain phenomena take place; it is also a geographical territorial unit where things are united by certain characteristics.

The painting series “Green Zone” includes the author‘s experiments in green coloring and his exploration of the semantics of the word “green.” Green is one of the colors of the spectrum, produced by mixing blue and yellow. It symbolises paradise, vegetation, spring, health, youth, vitality, renewal, maturity of spirit, hope and joy, beauty and happiness, humility, humbleness, freedom, and so on. In Lithuanian, green also denotes the intermediate state: one who is unripe, uncooked, immature, uncultivated, inexperienced, unlearned. For Lithuanians, green also has a symbolic and magical meaning. It is one of the main motifs in Lithuanian art, which is characterized by a strong tradition of landscape painting.

Rolandas Marčius explores the interplay of shades of colour on monochrome canvases divided by geometric shapes: rhombuses, triangles, parallels, and squares. Multidimensional meanings, archetypal elements, and geometric and monochromatic color structures intertwine into phantasmagoric narratives.

Rolandas Marčius studied at the Vilnius Academy of Arts from 1994 to 1998. From 1998 to 2009, he lived and worked in the USA. Since 2012, he has been a member of the Lithuanian Artists‘ Union. He currently lives and works in Klaipėda.

The project is funded by the Lithuanian Council for Culture and the Ministry of Culture of the Republic of Lithuania.

The exhibition will run until September 6.