Gallery Meno parkas, Kaunas / Düsseldorf

Rotušė sq. 27, LT-44279, Kaunas, Lithuania



Gallery “Meno parkas” presents for VOLTA NY young gallery’s artist — Rosanda Sorakaitė — who trebles aesthetics of slow life, emphasizing quality versus speed, paying attention to detail, feeling, emotion in her precise work. Rosanda’s creation magnifies not special, ordinary, one may say — random — moments and conveys it with immortal subtlety, sensitivity for light, attention for every thin layer of paint. All of mentioned are subjugated to reflect the feeling (or seeing) of the motive, which usually walks with Rosanda and in her minds for a while, till it breaks matured for canvas. Because of incorporation of banal object of the daily life into her art, slowdown of time, creation of Rosanda may be labelled as aesthetics of boredom. It is the contrast of the exciting emotion of perceiver, that floats in after confrontation with the piece.

Rosanda Sorakaitė’s (b. 1988) artworks received well attention from international audience in September of 2016 in London‘s Saatchi Gallery where was held contemporary art fair Start, where Rosanda’s creation was presented in curated solo presentations section. The young artist has been noticed in the field of painting at her early years of studying, and has spectacularly got into the ranks of the most appreciated young Lithuanian artists: has held seven personal exhibitions, participated in tens of curated exhibitions and arts fairs, earned various awards, one of them – Young Painter‘s Prize in 2016 (which includes artist from Baltic states). Rosanda manages to create pieces that reflect magic, mystery aura. She takes these fragments of daily environment and puts on canvas with all the subtlety, which has powered the inspiration. For her a process of painting immerses into the time that no longer exists and you are alone, by yourself. The work – as a memory of time, unfamiliar, but perhaps more real than any day that we have seen.

Many thin layers in selected paintings for VOLTA NY forms specific fragile appearances of light. Her works are analysing transformations of fireworks what is the symbol of transient festivity and temporary nature. 

Works of art appear from the observation of the environment, reconsidering the past. Sometimes a motive appears accidentally, sometimes I‘m watching it for a while, but in both cases it occurs like a brief flash that allows you to understand that this moment matches with an inner thought, which may be not yet tangible, but already intuited. 

I was always interested in light as a motive, watching it slowly passing on the wall or briefly reflecting from the surface of the furniture. Lately I am trying to capture it in more minimal and abstract expression, making the light the only object in the painting. As in my recent series  with night lights or fireworks, my goal is to make these ephemeric and fast-vanishing sparks calm and slow.  The picture is always only something similar to what you have intended to portray, as it embraces the story of a motive, a story of a painter and painting medium itself. A process of painting immerses me into the time that no longer exists and I am alone, by myself.

— Rosanda Sorakaité

Rosanda Sorakaité, Fading firework, 2017, Acrylic and oil on canvas, 200 x 150 cm
Rosanda Sorakaité, Fading firework, 2017, Acrylic and oil on canvas, 200 x 150 cm
Rosanda Sorakaité, Fading, 2017, Acrylic and oil on canvas, 135 x 90 cm
Rosanda Sorakaité, Overlapped, 2017, Acrylic and oil on canvas, 200 x 150 cm
Rosanda Sorakaité, Spring, May, 2016, Oil on canvas, 200 x 150 cm
Rosanda Sorakaité, Fading firework, 2017, Acrylic and oil on canvas, 200 x 150 cm