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Gaia and Cronus
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Jurgita RANCEVIENE - Gaia and Cronus

Calendar Exhibition from 30/10/2023 to 24/11/2023, at the gallery in the Palais de l'Europe, space A

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At first it was just chaos. And from him came all life. The first boundless being was Gaia − Mother Earth.‟ (From the Greek myth „Gaia and Cronus‟).

In Greek mythology, Gaia is the primordial Mother Goddess from whom the world originated. The entire living planet is also called by her name, as it is indivisible, because Gaia is creative energy transformed into matter.

In Greek mythology, Gaia is the primordial Mother Goddess from whom the world originated. The entire living planet is also called by her name, as it is indivisible, because Gaia is creative energy transformed into matter.

The exhibition "Gaia" is a suggestive, abstract visual story about the transformation of Gaia as a creative energy into matter, the constant transition from one form of existence to another, the absolute integrity of the vortex, in which there is no extinction and absolute end, only a constant transformation of energy. At the same time, it is a creative interpretation of the female deity, the bearer of life, nature, the continuous cycle of transformation and life, the power of a woman, the connection with nature.

J. Rancevienė, a painter with a unique style, is a participant in many exhibitions in Lithuania and abroad, winner of prestigious international art competitions, with her works in 2019. Having impressed the World Culture Congress at the Tokyo Metropolitan Museum of Art (silver and bronze medals), this time it is surprising with the variety of formats (from small sketches to 2 x 2 m canvases), an even more liberated, intuitive, spontaneous manner of painting, the dynamics of colors and strokes. In her latest canvases, Jurgita turns fantasy into reality. For the viewer who is used to seeing only superficial things, it opens his eyes to his own unseen inner depths. If Jurgita's previous creative style was undoubtedly most accurately reflected by the term figurative neo-expressionism, then the ideas of incompleteness and emphasis on the creative process developed in her latest works connect her painting with the abstract expressionism of the last century. Strong lines, colored and non-colored areas, translucent figures or in general only their hints, separate fragments create a feeling of a pre-individual being and several layers of reality. Apparently, Jurgita depicts many parallel worlds at the same time.