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Gasiunas Jonas
Born 1954 in Russia. Lives and works in Vilnius, Lithuania.
 
In 2009, he received the Swedbank Art Award. Both in 1993 and 1997 he won first prize at the Vilnius Painting Triennial, and has been an instructor at the Vilnius Art Academy, in the Department of Painting, since 1991.

 

He is the representative of the middle generation of the 20th Century Lithuanian art, is a contemporary painter who employs the flame and smoke of a burning candle to create his works. After covering the canvas with one or more layers of paint, the artist draws on top of these with a candleflame afterwards, adding tone by using smoke. The intention is to suggest that everything drawn in smoke is imaginary (i.e. “it is mere smoke”) and everything painted represents the "real". It is this juxtaposition of the two planes, artifice and reality, that generates the narrative of the painting.

 
 
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