This exhibition is a transformation, a new version of the previous exhibitions (the first two – “Cutting Clay with Strings” (VAA gallery Academija, 2022) and the “Absurd Showcase” (“JCDecaux Award 2022: Waves of Opportunity”, 2022). In the VAA gallery Artifex, the artist presents the works of recent years, in which he combines two media – drawing and ceramics. Rokas combines sculptural elements with each other, interwining their compositions with drawings, thus obtaining a new three-dimensional picture. Here he plays with ceramic details and specific architecture of the gallery, thus creating new exposition with a new content all the time.
VAA Ceramics department, final MA project | Supervisors: Assoc. Prof. Dr. Rokas Dovydėnas, Dr. Jolita Liškevičienė
Rokas Janušonis (b. 1997) is an artist of the young generation. He graduated from the Vilnius Academy of Arts, with a Bachelor’s degree in Ceramics in 2021, and is currently presenting his final master’s study project. In 2022 he won Mikalojus Konstantinas Čiurlionis Scholarship for Young Artists for his search for the conceptuality and authentic stylistics of ceramics, based on the reflection of images born in the subconscious, as well as a modern approach to classical Lithuanian culture, a unique, original interpretation of it, applying various artistic approaches and expanding the boundaries of classical ceramics. Also in 2022 in the exhibition ” JCDecaux Award 2022: Waves of Opportunity”, an instalation „Absurd Showcase“ by Rokas Janušonis won the audience prize.
This exhibition is part of the VAA Graduation Show exhibition and part of the annual Culture Night festival program.
The opening of the exhibition will take place on the 30th of May (Tuesday) at 6 PM at the VAA gallery Artifex (Gaono st.1, Vilnius).