Audrius Grazys is one of the most interesting artists of young Lithuanian contemporary
art generation. The painter often participates in exhibitions, art projects in Lithuania
and abroad. Audrius Grazys is unique for his artistic expression of the themes of
vehement emotion, inventive artistic technique, often using the method of instant,
frequently single stroke of the brush.
The painter states that he does not put special efforts to be in vogue. “While creating, I
do not give importance to chasing fashionable artistic trends. My paintings, done in the
past two years might have been created also ten years ago. What is the fashion in
arts? Well, abomination’s aesthetics may be considered as an example of fashion in
modern art, but to me it is unacceptable. I do seek to create paintings reflecting
harmony, intellect and profundity”.
Visual art critics point out that Audrius Grazys’ art works are multi-layer, possessing
certain poetics and volatile mind, and that paintings radiate energy equal to Hindi
Mandals. Audrius Grazys thinks that nowadays there exists a certain tendency of art
works moving from galleries and exhibition halls into urbanistic environment, bringing
art closer to people.
Audrius Gražys‘ canvases might justly be called abstract poetry. His painting is very sensitive, almost therapeutic. AG favours a “double exposure“ technique where an extravert painting is stilted by a hushed colour. Yet this is not the potery of extinction, self-refusal or the triumph of the...
The painter was born in Kaunas in 1963.
Audrius Gražys has the Master of Arts degree (Vilnius Academy of Arts).
The painter lives and works in Vilnius, and currently resides in Paris and Lithuania
SELECTED PERSONAL EXHIBITIONS
2013 Golden Age, Barotti Gallery, Klaipėda, Lithuania
2013 Parallels, Juozas art gallery, Vilnius, Lithuania
2013 Parallels, Lesbroussart gallery, Brussels, Belgium
2013 Parallels, Hotel Kempinski, Vilnius, Lithuania
2013 Lithuanian Landscapes, Lithuanian Permanent Representation to the EU, Brussels, Belgium
2013 Golden Age, European Commission, Brussels, Belgium
2010 Stories, Užutrakis Palace, Trakai, Lithuania
2009 Mona Liza, Gallery, Paris, France
2008 On the Road, Gallery xx2, Vilnius, Lithuania
2008 Road, Barotti Gallery, Klaipėda, Lithuania
2007 Together and Apart, Gallery Kauno Langas, Kaunas, Lithuania
2006 Birth, Gallery Via del Ambra, Arezzo, Italy
2005 Painting, the German Embassy in Lithuania, Vilnius, Lithuania
2004 Far and Away, Vartai Gallery, Vilnius, Lithuania
2004 Painting, the German Embassy, Vilnius, Lithuania
2002 Human & Nature, Minami Aoyama Gallery, Tokyo, Japan
2002 Painting, Ceurtat gallery, Lisbon, Portugal
2001 The Week Has Four Days, Vartai Gallery, Vilnius,...