Simona Merijauskaitė: Monolitas
The exhibition Monolitas by Simona Merijauskaitė is opened at the Exhibition Hall of Klaipėda Culture Communication Centre (KKKC) (Didžioji Vandens st. 2, Klaipėda).
The themes unfolding in the works reflect the cycle of evolution. For Simona, nature is the primary source of everything, and with its help, she reflects on the human relationship with yourself and others in her series of paintings. The stone motif discovered during studies had a significant influence on work, it provided a foundation and changing its pictorial form, accompanies her to this day.
The theme of the MONOLITAS exhibition is connection points between two realities. It can be understood as both a place and a time period. The axis of the painting cycle – a vibrating membrane, a moment of tension and uncertainty in space – framed by the masses of reality.
This idea is embodied through the motifs of stone and water. During the creative process the architecture and ideas of the dawn of civilization were relied upon. Water is the primary element that separates two spaces (here and beyond). The stone structures of the ancient buildings were chosen for their appropriate conceptual weight and form, the painter does not copy them, she builds them for today.
MONOLITAS is synthesis of personal experiences and current times.
The exhibition is partly financed by Lithuanian Council for Cuture.
Simona Merijauskaitė (b. 1989) completed her bachelor’s and master’s studies at the Vilnius Academy of Fine Arts. Member of the Union of Lithuanian Artists since 2017. Received Lithuanian cultural scholarships for culture and art creators in 2016, 2020 and 2021. Simona has organized 8 personal exhibitions and has been active in the field of culture since 2015.
She explores themes of co-human sexuality, transformation, loneliness, connection and interaction. The artist combines painting, land art, video – through this forms nordic Žemaitijos view, saturated with metaphysics.