• May 3, 2013
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18th birthday of the Polish Art Gallery “Znad Wilii”


The first and only private Polish Art Gallery “Znad Wilii” in Lithuania was established on 3rd May 1995. To celebrate the birthday, the Polish Art Gallery “Znad Wilii” invites to the exhibition of Simonas Skrabulis entitled “Horyzonty” (English “Horizons”) which crowns the end of the exhibition period before the silly season.

It is not an accident that this personal exhibition of painter Simonas Skrabulis is called “Horyzonty”. The element of the skyline is discernible in almost every painting by Simonas. According to the author – it is a symbol of earthliness, stability, which seems to open the recognition before us, situated between the sky and the earth, between immersion and emergence…

Despite the fact that the paintings are expressively abstract, one may notice in them many motives and details of the elementary landscape. The colours of the paintings, juxtaposed with the remaining elements of the work, and abstract compositions, thanks to details, create constantly forming life which is the only one of its kind. The colour palette, lines of different thickness, patches and points, all seem to express different energy of motion, they open the space for fantasy and new experiments. The exhibition is permeated with the sensitivity of captured moments of light and colours, with convincing texture and signs.

Simonas Skrabulis was born in 1976 in Vilnius. He graduated from the National M. K. Čiurlionis School of Art, he studied at the Iceland Academy of the Arts, Malmö Art Academy (Sweden). He’s been a member of the Lithuanian Artists’ Association since 2001. He took part in group exhibitions in Lithuania, Iceland, Denmark, Poland, Russia, Greenland, Ireland, Spain. In 1994, in the International Sculpture Contest in Japan, he was awarded with a special prize. In 2010 he was a national scholarship holder from the Ministry of Culture of the Republic of Lithuania. The artist’s works are in the possession of art collectors and individuals from Lithuania, Italy, Iceland, Denmark, Sweden, Germany, China, the USA and other countries.

The vernissage of the exhibition will be held on 4th May (Saturday) at 4 p.m.

Source: http://pl.delfi.lt/kultura/kultura/18-te-urodziny-polskiej-galerii-artystycznej-znad-wilii.d?id=61301263

Tłumaczenie Barbara Rożek w ramach praktyk w Europejskiej Fundacji Praw Człowieka, www.efhr.eu. Translated by Barbara Rożek within the framework of a traineeship programme of the European Foundation of Human Rights, www.efhr.eu. 

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