Exhibition Benediktas Zukas
THE GREAT ANONYMOUS
This exhibition shows the creative achievements of the young artist Benediktas Marija Zukas (b. 1992) over the last three years. The author is convinced that abstraction cannot become old and irrelevant. In order to look at rather traditional medium of painting in a more modern way, Zukas uses non-traditional tools for painting such as construction brushes, aerosol paints, etc.
Zukas describes his work as the exploration and recording of phenomena occurring in the environment. Without using a clear pictorial motif, in his canvases, he captures the details of everyday people, streets and objects, turning everything into a single picture. In the creation, the author relies on the process where the imperfections occur. The process is very important for Zukas and a lot of creation is happening on the spot just in front of canvas, where he embraces both chance and accident in his works, which express an unrestrained approach to his non-figurative painting.
Zukas comes from an artistic family. His parents are both artists and his grandparents were one of the first modern art collectors in Lithuania. Therefore, Benediktas Marija Zukas is greatly inspired by the Lithuanian and world art history. Rembrandt, Delacroix, Cezanne, Matisse, and later the entire New York School of Abstraction are the greatest examples for learning, but, currently the most studied artists are those who are still creating.