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Aloyzas Smilingis Movement | Bronze Sculpture, 1990

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Informations about this artwork
  • Medium

    Sculpture : bronze

  • Dimensions cm | inch

    13 x 8.3 x 8.3 inch

  • Support

    Sculpture sold with Bronze pedestal
    Dimensions of pedestal: 2 x 8.3 x 8.3 inch

  • Display

    The sculpture cannot be displayed outdoors

  • Type

    Unique work

  • Authenticity

    Work sold with an invoice from the gallery
    and a certificate of authenticity

  • Signature

    Hand-signed by artist

  • About the artwork

    Artwork sold in perfect condition

    Biomorphic form of the sculpture symbolises the movement of the nature and growth of the plant that is braking trough the cold ground in spring, reaching out for the sun.

    This artwork is a model for a large scale, monumental sculpture (140x110x110) that was created and is owned by a private collector. The artwork was very well received by the audience so artist multiplied the edition. An edition of 3 sculptures covered with dark patina was produced (limited to 8). This item is does not belong to the edition as it is different - not fully covered with dark patina. The bronze is covered in dark spots which makes the rough cast of the artwork more exclusive and unique.

    The editions of “Movement” completely covered with dark patine are owned by private collectors in USA, Germany and Lithuania.

    This artwork is offered free shipping in Europe.
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Aloyzas Smilingis

Lithuania Born in: 1938
Aloyzas Smilingis (Elis) was born in a village and had no relation to professional art in his childhood, although his artistic abilities appeared at an early age. He saw his first painting at the age of seventeen and was so impressed that he decided to become an artist.

Elis entered Vilnius Institute of Art without any prior preparation where he have studied graphics. He quitted graphics straight after the graduation as well as he quitted with the current socialist methods, so the artist was not welcome at the exhibitions and did not have so many commissions.

Elis was interested in painting and sculpture. He started working with granite, established a bronze foundry for sculptures. Every time when he got tired from sculpture, he took the brush in his hands and created paintings.

"Artistic ideas are more important than dependence on some workshop of faithfulness to one genre or style. I am not keen on reproducing myself. My thinking is changing and so does my art. I remain self-critical and walk on", said Elis.

After the collapse of the Soviet Union painter and sculptor had a chance to visit the West and get acquainted with the collections in best museums of New York, Amsterdam, London and meet famous artists. This had a great effect on his esthetical views.

Meeting Willem de Kooning was the most impressive event in Elis career. He visited his studio in East Hampton, NY, where they shared ideas and artistic views.

"I understood that the value of art does not depend on the number of exhibitions, nor prestigious projects, critics or curators. It is not my problem where my piece will be hanging and who will be showing it in some exhibition after a hundred years. That is why I don’t go out in the public and don’t waste my energy preparing for shows and projects. People who are interested in my art find me and sometimes take away the works that are difficult to let go", says Elis, who calls himself a free artist.

In his seventies, to the surprise of his family, Elis mastered digital technology and started creating impressive digital abstractions.

Artist resides and works in Lithuania, his art is owned by several Lithuanian museums and belongs to private collectors in Australia, Italy, USA, UK, Denmark, Netherlands, Germany, Sweden, Lithuania and Japan.
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