Remigijus Treigys’s retrospective exhibition “Territories: photographs 1987 – 2015”

Klaipėda Culture Communication Center (KCCC) presents the first Remigijus Treigys’s retrospective exhibition “Territories: photographs 1987 – 2015” and the album “Remigijus Treigys. Photographs“.

Photo-artist Remigijus Treigys has been participating in exhibitions since 1986. His works were exhibited in many personal and group exhibitions in Lithuania and abroad, but the exhibition "Territories: Photographs 1987-2015", presented at KCCC Exhibition Hall, is the first one, that is retrospective and reviews all the artist’s creative field from 1987 to 2015.  

 „I wonder about the uncertainty of where the light comes from and moves through the surface of photographed object, sometimes destroying the shape itself. Scratches, dots, lines, tinting – it’s like a sound recording of a photograph, which provides an image with additional information. I never name a specific place in photographs…” – said Remigijus Treigys, when asked to shortly describe the essence of his creation.

“Almost empty landscape, in which - just barely visible line between the sea, sky, sand; lonely building and flat landscape’s space, vanishing in the mist; dead windows’ caverns in the wall of a dark building; objects, covered or hidden in the dark, in the twilight of an empty room; and the universe of white rubbish, dust and scratches, that emphasize the calmness and darkness of an image even more – these are the distinctive marks of Remigijus Treigys photographs. Any object from his point of view, either simple, insignificant or casual becomes an instrument of self-knowledge and heart-searching of subsistence, and this kind of activity requires a little bit more time than one photograph’s moment”, - art critic Agnė Narušytė talks about photo-artist’s creative work.

Album „Remigijus Treigys. Photographs“

On the 30th of October, Friday, at 6 P.M. the presentation of exhibition and album „Remigijus Treigys. Photographs“ will take place at KCCC Exhibition Hall. Participating: author R. Treigys, art critic, compiler of textual part of the book dr. Agnė Narušytė and Laima Kreivytė, compiler of the book and artist Gytis Skudžinskas, moderator of the meeting – photo-artist Vilma Samulionytė.

This album of photographs covers the author‘s creative work starting from the beggining until nowadays. In the textual part you can find different art critics and theorists‘ points of view about Remigijus Treigys‘s creative work. There are 166 photographs, printed in the book, also texts of Laima Kreivytė, Agnė Narušytė, Peeteris Linnapas, Jeroslawas Sieradzkis and interview with the author by Ričardas Šileika. This album is the first review of artist‘s from Klaipėda Remigijus Treigys creative work in a format of a book this size.

The expanded photographs‘ album of Remigijus Treigys is a many-layer project, that covers the wide amplitude of artistic topic: from the legitimation of aesthetic reflection to the models of conceptual image apprehension and message comprehension. The author became stronger in the field of art criticism regarding to art works’ relevant visual expression and connector of conceptual assumptions. He is periodically mentioned in the pages of theoretical and scientific editions, however his whole creative work has not been reviewed in one work yet.

 About the author

Remigijus Treigys was born in 1961 in Kaunas. In 1987 he completed the studies at Lithuanian Institute of Arts (nowadays called Vilnius Academy of Arts) Klaipeda Department of Visual Design. He has been a member of Lithuanian photo-artists’ association since 1988. Remigijus Treigys has been participating in exhibitions since 1986. He has organized 45 personal and 63 group exhibitions in Lithuania and abroad. In 1991 he was given an award for young artists by Ministry of Culture of the Republic of Lithuania; in 2004 - a scholarship of Robertas Boshas’ cultural fund (Berlin, Germany); in 2005  - a scholarship of CEC Arts Link (New York, USA), in 2006 - an award of Lithuanian photo-artists‘ association. Ministry of Culture of the Republic of Lithuania has awarded him with the state scholarship more than once. He participated in the following creative studies: in Pro Artibus art center in Ekenäs (Finland), 2000; in Kunst:raum Sylt quelle fund residence in Sylt island (Germany), 2008; in KLEE residence in Schwerin (Germany), 2009; in Graz international authors‘ house (Austria), 2010. The author lives and works on his pieces of art in Klaipeda.

Remigijus Treigys‘s exhibition „Territories: photographs 1987-2015“ will be open at KCCC Exhibition Hall (Didžioji Vandens st. 2, Klaipeda) from October 23rd to January 3rd, 2016.

On the 30th of October, Friday, at 6 p.m. the presentation of exhibition and album „Remigijus Treigys. Photographs“ will be held. Participating: author Remigijus Treigys; art critics:  compiler of textual part of the book dr. Agnė Narušytė and Laima Kreivytė, compiler of the book and artist Gytis Skudžinskas, moderator of the meeting – photo-artist Vilma Samulionytė.

The exhibition and the book was partly funded by Lithuanian Council for Culture.