PAINTINGS GROUP CRAZY YELLOW
About the group of the paintings
Over the past two years, the artist has developed this cycle which tells different intimate and sensitive questions from everyday life. While using intensive black and yellow colors in her artworks Birutė creates a special dramatic atmosphere. The black color represents power, mystery, discipline, and the yellow turns to joy and unexpected flair of danger. Sharp psychological experiences in this fine art cycle are rising into the range of pain to existential joy and absurdity. All these sensations are deformed into the expression of abstract painting. Besides, this painting process becomes as an individual ritual act. Constantly the metaphysical tension between all the abstract shapes is liberated while aesthetic absolution is implemented. Birutė states that each artwork of this cycle is her inside ‘’self” reflection.
OIL, CANVAS, 2013-2015
ACRYLIC, PAPER, 2013-2015
PAINTING GROUP “TWO WORLDS”
OIL, CANVAS, 2013
GROUP OF PAINTINGS MAPLE LEAF STORY
OIL, CANVAS, 2010
A maple leaf, like a person’s life, changes with the passing of time. The new colors come to life with every challenge and frost met on the way.
SEVEN FEELINGS ACCORDING BOOK OF JOB,
About this painting group
(The painting series, 7 Paintings, gouache on paper, ≈70x90cm The painting series, 7 Paintings, gouache on paper, ≈70x90cm), 2006-2008
The group of paintings was dedicated to the Paparčiu St. Joseph Children Orphanage home, to mark the tenth anniversary of their opening. The painting group has been exhibited 14 times in sacred, exhibition and other non-exhibition public spaces. The Book ‘Seven Feelings according to the Book of Job’ was published in 2011. Based on the painting series, it also includes extracts from the Book of Job in French and Lithuanian.
‘With the seven works of abstract painting, I have attempted to depict the feelings experienced on the way to forgiveness and reconciliation; when we feel undeservedly hurt and we are unable to understand neither the cause, nor the meaning of our pain; when we feel powerless and abandoned like children, who have lost the love of their parents. The heart of the child is torn by overwhelming and incomprehensible anguish; when the closest people hurt and reject them. Only as adults can we understand our injured hearts and need for the healing power of love, forgiveness, and reconciliation.’ –says artist Birute Nomeda Stankuniene.