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Prof. dr. Remigijus Venckus
Prof. dr. Remigijus Venckus is media culture researcher and media artist, Professor of the Department of Graphical Systems, Faculty of Fundamental Sciences, Vilnius Gediminas Technical University. He has organized 33 personal photography exhibitions and he has also participated in various international and republic exhibitions. Furthermore, Remigijus Venckus has published 153 articles about art and culture. He has also prepared and published 123 critical reviews about the art of world-famous Lithuanian and foreign artists.
This review "Jazz of Undefined Painting by Ramūnas Dagys" was written in the same year when I joined the Union of Lithuanian Artists.
JAZZ OF UNDEFINED PAINTING BY RAMŪNAS DAGYS
The works of Ramūnas Dagys reveal the most important side of painting - the play of colors. Color negates the importance of form. By spilling out, it not only scatters its unfathomable symbolic meanings, but also assigns itself the role of form. Due to this the color is able to become an expression of feeling.
Ramūnas purposefully scatters the signs. The names only conditionally help to collect the meanings. The word jazzing can become the key to the meaning of the works. Jazzing is an act of pleasure, so you can't try to understand the artworks statically. It is necessary to open the perspective of the relationship between oneself as a viewer and the space of the work. To connect the present with the past and maybe then discover the general openness of the work.
Sacred signs are of special importance in the artist's work. The greatness of the earth is revealed only by hints of the structures created on its surface, like the ruins of civilizations. The most important thing here is respect for one's nature and one's roots. Nature, no matter how hidden, is still nature. Meanwhile, the roots are sometimes forgotten or despised. However, for the author, they exist as fragile sacralized empirical signs spilling into the far horizon, so the points of view are not regulated. More than one object can be seen. Here the shadow or outline of the object remains unclear. A thing dies before it begins to live. In the non-formalization of painting, the true paradoxical nature of the object is revealed.
Art critic, video artist.
Lecturer of the Department of Audiovisual Art,
Faculty of Arts of ŠU, doctoral student of VDA
Art critic Vaida Tvarkutė
Artist's creative path continues for twenty years now. During this period his creativity has passed many stages. Gradually, slightly changing, it matured, discovered a distinctive style that separates the author from the other artists. But it always remained balancing between realistic and abstract art.
A considerable part of the artist's creativity is occupied by works painted while participating in the plein air, both in Lithuania and abroad. In plein air paintings, nature is immortalized with expressive strokes, which is open and speaks to man. Ramūnas does not seek to accurately recreate the landscape so that it is recognizable, the most important thing for him is the inner state, when there is an opportunity to convey the connection with nature, momentary moods, emotions, experiences with a brush. As if an impressionist plays with light in his works. In landscapes, he conveys his moods, fleeting sensations. The signs encoded in the horizons help to decipher a silent, unspoken thought, and allow you to create your own vision.
Painting for Ramūnas is like music, when a brush in his hands turns into a musical instrument, creating melodious music on the canvas, while using color instead of notes. During the painting process he enjoys compositions of lines and spots, looking for synthesis of light, space, sense. He reflects light by color language. Experimental and energetic touches breathe life into paintings, they radiate inner light, searches, dynamics.
Paintings are characterized by the multi-planarity of the image. Vibrant color spots do not please the viewer, on the contrary - they open up a way for distinctive works’ perception. While painting, Ramūnas does not lie to himself, he conveys impressions of the moment and what he feels, he matures it and radiates through his own emotional color prism.
In the paintings there are plenty of objects of various meanings, which transform, distort reality while giving it originality and otherness. The meaning of the painting itself lies in the compositions of lines and spots, and in the organic forms. There is a given possibility for others and for the artist himself to discover meanings of painted objects, to read encoded concepts and ideas once again.