„The Man with Sauka‘s Face“ is coming to Klaipėda

Sarunas Sauka exhibition of paintings ,,The Man with Sauka's Face“, which received a great interest, is coming to Klaipeda. From the 3rd of April you will be able to visit it at the Exhibition Hall of Klaipeda Culture Communication Center (KCCC). 

More than 60 paintings, created between 1978 and 2015, will be exposed at the exhibition. Visitors will also have a chance to see some of the paintings that were not shown in an exhibition at the National Art Gallery in Vilnius.

Sarunas Sauka – is one of the most original, outstanding and well-known Lithuanian painters,  National  Prize Laureate (1989), he is awarded with the Order of the Lithuanian Grand Duke Gediminas (1998), the medal of the Baltic Assembly (2013), and at the beginning of this year - Officer's Cross of the Order „for Merits to Lithuania“.

Retrospective S. Sauka’s exhibition of paintings is constructed as a story which leads through the most vivid artist’s creation motives. The art works are presented not chronologically, but as the all-in-one painterly world, where people, places and ritual events travel from one painting to another while transforming. The title of exhibition – “The Man with Sauka's Face“– brings to the forefront the constant confrontation between the viewer and Sauka‘s look-alike observing the viewer from the painting.

According to the exhibition‘s curator Monika Saukaite, in this painterly world, based upon distinctive logic, Sauka‘s face is not reflected as a simple self-portrait, but probably more as a ritual mask, behind which the most various picture characters lie. We can imagine the man with Sauka‘s face as an actor, who performs different roles in pictures and theatre and narrates about life, its absurdity, sense searches, or maybe even ourselves.

Exhibition‘s curator - Monika Saukaite, architect – Justinas Dudenas.

Ticket – 3,00 € / 1,50 €

Sarunas Sauka exhibition of paintings "The Man with Sauka's Face" will be open till May 8, 2016.

Working hours of KCCC Exhibition Hall (Didžioji Vandens g. 2, Klaipeda): Wednesday - Sunday from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.