“Dialogues: Colours and Structures“ by Ingryda Suokaitė and Roland Helmer

The exhibition “Dialogues: Colours and Structures“ by Ingryda Suokaitė and Roland Helmer.

The exhibition acquaints with the outstanding artists Ingryda Suokaitė and Roland Helmer, well-known in Germany and worldwide. Ingryda Suokaitė presents more than 40 paintings and graphic works, while Helmer's collection (about 50 pieces) is complemented by paintings, prints and objects of impressive size executed in the style of an expressionist “action painting“ movement. All the works combine both his individual style and the principles of contemporary German Constructivist art. Visitors will be introduced to the documentary videos featuring episodes on the artists' creation, and catalogues.

The exhibition at Kaunas Picture Gallery implies the artists' ambition to represent their creative ideas in Kaunas accompanied by new creative discoveries and gifts to Lithuania. Both artists studied at the Munich Academy of Fine Arts and are active members of art groups "Gekok" and "Neue Gruppe" (Munich). Their work is based on the transformation of Bauhaus art and abstract / geometric / concrete ideas. Inspired by the thesis of the constructivist teacher Georg Meistermann that "human life is enveloped in colour", both Helmer and Suokaitė remain active proponents of these ideas. Helmer is a well-known artist educator, former professor at the Munich Academy of Fine Arts, recipient of the German Sudeten Culture Prize, and creates abstract aestheticized compositions based on the principles of optical art. Suokaitė's paintings are expressive, characteristic of contrasting colours, rather concrete from the constructivist point of view, and inspired by the rope techniques of “Arte Povera“.

Organiser: Lithuanian National Museum of Art
Partner: M. K. Čiurlionis National Museum of Art
Curator: Nijolė Nevčesauskienė
Coordinators: Regina Urbonienė, Eglė Komkaitė
Designer: Loreta Uzdraitė


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