Three capital Ms of Regimantas Midvikis

Midvikio pastelė

On Friday, September 9, at 5 p. m. at the Exhibition Hall of KCCC (Didžioji Vandens st. 2, Klaipėda) memorial exhibition „3M“ of Regimantas Midvikis (1947–2015), sculptor, the winner of Lithuanian National Culture and Art Prize, opens, curator – Aldevina Sturienė.

Last year on June 12, sculptor Regimantas Midvikis finished his last piece of art – sculpture bookplate for E. Hemingway‘s „The Old Man and the Sea“ and passed away. He left his prominent works to us – and created, but not yet erected, living their own lives, sculptures. And among the latter – according to the creator‘s words, his three capital „Ms“: Mindaugas, Mažvydas ir Miltinis.

At the memorial exhibition the last creator‘s sculpture and R. Midvikis‘ pastel paintings, never displayed before, are exhibitioned. Those pieces of art could also be conditionally divided into the „Ms“: Mother (lith. Motina). Love (lith. Meilė). Death (lith. Mirtis). According to Aldevina Sturienė, the curator of the exhibition, these three capital „Ms“ vividly reflect the leitmotifs of R. Midvikis‘ art work. At the same time, they are symbols, defining the artist‘s relationship with the world. The symbol of the mother in R. Midvikis‘ works reveals itself trough the images of nature, motherland, earth. It‘s a force, which couldn‘t be contained in one human, it‘s a primordial birth of everything, everlasting process of living and life. The mother is the altar of the love, unconditional light. The artist intuitively connects the light and force of the love with the origin of beauty, good. The love is harmony and piece with the world. R. Midvikis‘ pastels work teach us to love the world within ourselves, because the human‘s inner world is greater. Death... The artist discusses this mysterious creature every time the shadow of it gets closer. It took people from him, with which the sculptor created his world together. Slowly, one by one, it took them away. What is it? Darkness, and maybe light and eternity? On this background of thinking over this creature a part of R. Midvikis‘ works, widely opening the deep of his soul, was created.

„The world is a unique eternal process. Taking a closer look of what the nature creates, I feel, what a vital force does all the metamorphoses. This force runs trough us as well, and we become the temporary survivors of the eternal process. Sea landscape, where the elements – the sky, the earth and the water – so vividly merge, is extremely exciting. Here is a strong feeling of unity with the world, „life in common“. Here I find the images of this vital force, the ways of its expression, unexpected combinations for my creative work. My paintings don‘t have real images. It‘s a space of nature‘s process, full of energy. It‘s a world, visioned other way, by inner vision, however real for spiritual connection“, – Regimantas Midvikis wrote.

 

About the author

Regimantas Midvikis (1947–2015) was born in Eidintai village of Tauragės district. In 1971 he graduated from the faculty of sculpture of the National Art Institute (now – Academy of Arts). From 1975 he lived in Klaipėda, in 2000 - moved to Tauragė. In 1994 he won National Culture and Art Prize. He prepared personal exhibitions in Klaipėda and Vilnius, created many monumental sculpture pieces of art: in the memory of Rainiai martyrs, Kražiai slaughter, Simonas Daukantas in Lenkimai, Martynas Mažvydas in Klaipėda, King Mindaugas in Vilnius, guerillas of Žemaičiai county in Telšiai, Juozas Miltinis in Panevėžys, guerillas of Kęstutis county in Tauragė, Millennium of the Name of Lithuania in Klaipėda, composition for ancient gods Patrimpas, Perkūnas, Patulas in Rambynas, Oginskiai in Rietavas etc. In 2017 the monument for Vileišiai brothers in Vilnius will be unveiled.

Ticket – 1,70 € / 0,85 €