VILMANTAS MARCINKEVICIUSBorn1969 in Kaunas, LithuaniaEDUCATION1985–1989 Applied Art College, the Painting Restoration Department, Kaunas, Lithuania1989–1995 Vilnius Art Academy, Painting DepartmentSOLO EXHIBITIONS
TOGETHER, galleri NB, Viborg, DenmarkMO Museum Center, Vilnius, Lithuania.2017NEW WORKS, galleri NB, Viborg, Denmark2016KONTRAST, galleri NB Viborg, Denmark2015Forgotten Friends I Never Met, galleri NB, Viborg DenmarkIdentity, EU, Strassbourg, France2014Der Traum, Dailininkų sąjungos galerija, Vilnius, Lithuania2013Reflektion(s), galleri NB, Viborg DenmarkMan and Woman. The Museum of New Art in Parnu, Estonia2012Private Story, galleri NB, Copenhagen, DenmarkBaroti Galerie KlaipedaThe Museum of New Art, Pärnu, Estonia2011Passion, galleri NB Viborg, Denmark2010Glance, galleri NB Roskilde, DenmarkGalleri Kirk, Aalborg, DenmarkThe Limonas period, Gallery XX, Lithuania2009Friends, galleri NB, Viborg, DenmarkIdentity, Listasavn Art Museum, Torshavn, Faroe Islands2008"Identity, galleri NB, Roskilde, Denmark2007Vilmantas 10 years, galleri NB, Viborg, Denmark2006galleri NB, Roskilde, Denmark2005galleri NB, Viborg, Denmark2004New paintings, Vartai Gallery, Vilnius, LithuaniaOlivia Holm Møller Museum, Holstebro, DenmarkPaintings, NB Gallery, Roskilde, Denmark2003Art Ejection, Art Teritorija Gallery, Kaunas, LithuaniaGarden of Delights, NB Gallery, Herning, DenmarkGarden of Delights, Textilforum, Herning, DenmarkArthus Gallery, Aarhus, Denmark2002Forgotten Feast, Vartai Gallery, Vilnius, LithuaniaVilmantas, Vasby Art Hall, Vasby, SwedenVilmantas, galleri NB, Roskilde, DenmarkVilmantas, Plexus Gallery, Aarhus, Denmark2001Vilmantas, galleri NB, Viborg, DenmarkForgotten Feast, La Danoise Gallery, Paris, France2000Vartai Gallery, Vilnius, LithuaniaVilmantas, La Danoise Gallery, Paris, France1999Vilmantas, Herning Art Club and galleri NB, Herning, Denmarkgalleri NB, Viborg, Denmark1998The Last Carnival, Vartai Gallery, Vilnius, Lithuania1997The Legend about Moor, Vartai Gallery, Vilnius, LithuaniaVilmantas, Nordic Hause, Torshavn, the Faroe Islands1996Situation out of Control, Vartai Gallery, Vilnius, Lithuania1995It is Disturbing, Vartai Gallery, Vilnius, Lithuania1994Vilmantas’ Night Persons, Vartai Gallery, Vilnius, Lithuania1993Lietuvos Aidas Gallery, Vilnius, LithuaniaSELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS
2019Art Herning, galleri NB Viborg, Denmark
Art Vilnius, Vilnius, Litauen
Art Vilnius, Vilnius, Litauen
Art Herning, galleri NB Viborg, Denmark2017Art Vilnius, Vilnius, LithuaniaArtHerning, galleri NB Viborg, Denmark2016North, Art Fair, Aalborg, DKArtCopenhagen, Art Fair, galleri NB, Copenhagen, DKArtHerning, galleri NB Viborg, Denmark2015G.R.A.F.O. Vilnius, LithuaniaTrans-Figuration, galleri NB Viborg, DanmarkArt Vilnius, Vilnius, LithuaniaGame of Masks, Rundetaarn, Copenhagen, Denmark2014Imaginary Stories. Uzutrakis Manor Palace, Trakai, LithuaniaFC Jazz", Pamenkalnis Galery, Vilnius Lithuania2013Art Vilnius, galleri NB Viborg, DenmarkNordArt, Kunstwerk Carlshütte, GermanyXV Vilnius Painting Triennial Contexts of Painting. Contemporary Art Center, LithuaniaKalundborg Kunstforening, Denmark2012LT00Painting, Contemporary Art Center, Vilnius Lithuania(How did I get here) Painting in Lithuania. Contemporary Art Center.Queen and Her Family, Trapholt Museum, Kolding, DenmarkArt Vilnius, Vilnius, LilthuaniaNordArt 2012, Kunstwerk Carlshütte, Büdelsdorf, Germany2011Attitude galleri NB Copenhagen, DenmarkArt Copenhagen '11, galleri NB, Forum, Copenhagen, DenmarkArt Vilnius, Vilnius, LithuaniaBehind the White Curtain. Lithuanian Pavilion, 54th International Art Exhibition2009Art Vilnius, Vilnius, Lithuania2nd Lithuanian Contemporary Fine Art QuadrennialFLAG European Union, Bruxelles, BelgiumTurbulence: Three Approaches. Vilnius City Hall.Abstraction and Expressionism-Two Traditions of Vilnius Painting. 1960-2009. Arka Gallery, VilniusSecond Quadrennialof Contemporary Lithuanian Fine Art. Litexpo Exhibition Hall, Vilnius2008I Baltic Biennial, The Central Exhibition Hall of St-Petersburg "Manege", RussiaArt Copenhagen ‘08, galleri NB, Forum, Copenhagen, DenmarkDigressions. Museo Nazionale di Castel Sant'Angelo, RomeIndependent stories. Gallery Soviart, Kyiv2007Art Copenhagen ‘07, galleri NB, Forum, Copenhagen, Denmark2006Art Copenhagen ‘06, galleri NB, Forum, Copenhagen, DenmarkKraft Larsen Art, Zurich, Switzerland2005Identity of the artist, Vartai Gallery, Vilnius, LithuaniaStudio Visit, New York, USABité, Bill Board Paintings, Kaunas, Lithuania2004Sthlm Art Fair, by the Vartai Gallery, Stockholm, Swedeninstance in art, Lithuanian contemporary art created in the Nordic countries, Gallery “Krebsen”, Copenhagen, DenmarkColone art fair, by the Vartai Gallery, GermanyPortrait of the XXI Century, Gallery Vartai, Vilnius, LithuaniaStockholm Art Fair, by the Vartai Gallery, Stockholm, SwedenCologne Art fair, by the Vartai Gallery, GermanyInstance in art, Contemporary Lithuanian Art created in the Nordic countries, Vasby Konsthall, SwedenRecreation of memory, Gallery Vartai, Vilnius, LithuaniaArt Gallery, Stockholm, SwedenLight, Gallery Vartai, Vilnius, LithuaniaVilnius X Trienalle of Painting, Contemporary Art center, Vilnius, Lithuania2003Picnic – From Topos to Topos, Finarte Gallery, Nagoya, Japan12, sacral art exhibition from the cycle “Pax vobiscum”, Vartai Gallery, Vilnius, LithuaniaKunst Köln 2003, by the Vartai Gallery, Köln, GermanyDays of Vilnius in Moscow, Lithuanian artists’ exhibition, Central Exhibition Hall, Moscow, RussiaZone S, Baroti Gallery, Klaipėda, Lithuanialgqtso, International exhibition, Artists’ Space Gallery, Berlin, GermanyArt Copenhagen ‘03, galleri NB, Forum, Copenhagen, Denmarklgqtso, international exhibition, Vartai Gallery, Vilnius, LithuaniaLineart Gent 2003, by the Vartai Gallery, Gent, BelgiumSacral art exhibition from the cycle “Pax vobiscum”, Vartai Gallery, Vilnius, Lithuania2002Re/form, Contemporary Lithuanian Art by Vartai Gallery, United Nations Office in Geneva, SwitzerlandScale, international exhibition of the Vartai Gallery, Vilnius, LithuaniaLithuanian Art, Danske Bank, Copenhagen, DenmarkFriendship, Gallery Infro, Vasby, SwedenArt Copenhagen ‘02, galleri NB, Forum, Copenhagen, DenmarkVienna Art, contemporary art fair, by the Vartai Gallery, Vienna, ItalyLineart Gent 2002, by the Vartai Gallery, Gent, BelgiumNordic Europe Profiles, Dronninglund Art Center, Dronninglund, DenmarkInternational Painting Biennial. Visby, Sweden200110th Anniversary of the Vartai Gallery, Vilnius, LithuaniaMondoarte – Worldart, Rivoli Art Museum, Italy1st Painting Biennial of Nordic Countries, Vasby Art Hall, SwedenWithout Shadows, Gallery of the Polish Culture Institute, Stockholm, Sweden00:00…24:00 Twenty-Four Hours, Varied Motifs, by the Vartai Gallery, Berlin, GermanyFigurative Lithuanian Art, Berlin, GermanyWithout Shadows, European Parliament, Brussels, BelgiumWithout Shadows, ArTyp Gallery, Brussels, BelgiumLithuanian Art, by the Vartai Gallery, Gallery at the Gildenburg, Peterborough, EnglandArt Copenhagen ‘01, galleri NB, Forum, Copenhagen, DenmarkEpisodes, by the Vartai Gallery, Oscar Wilde Museum, Dublin, Ireland3rd Austrotel Art Fair, Vartai Gallery, Vienna, ItalyErotica: Photography by the Artists, by the Vartai Gallery, Nitra Gallery, SlovakiaErotica: Photography by the Artists, by the Vartai Gallery, Town Gallery, BratislavaEuropean Perspectives, art fair, by Vartai Gallery, Innsbruck, AustriaLithuanian Artists’ Miniature, by the Vartai Gallery, Herning Museum, DenmarkNB Gallery Artists, galleri NB, Viborg, DenmarkVartai Gallery exhibition, South Denmark House, Brussels, BelgiumLithuanian Art, by the Vartai Gallery, David S Gordon & Margaret MGordon Gallery, London, Great BritainFashion Onfection, the Centre for Contemporary Art, Vilnius, LithuaniaLineart Gent 2001, by the Vartai Gallery, Gent, BelgiumPaintings of Vilnius, Arka Gallery, Vilnius, Lithuania20009th Anniversary of the Vartai Gallery, Vilnius, LithuaniaBaltic Art, National Art Club, NewYork, USABaltic Art, International Monetary Fund Gallery, Washington, USABaltic Art, Trizechan Art Center, Houston, USABaltic Art, Chicago Symphony Center, Chicago, USA2nd Austrotel Art Fair, Gallery Vartai, Vienna, ItalyTradition and Future, Lithuanian art 1997 –2000 Centre for Contemporary Art, Vilnius, LithuaniaErotica: Photography by the Artists, Vartai Gallery, Vilnius, LithuaniaErotica, galleri NB, Viborg, Denmark19998th Anniversary of the Vartai Gallery, Vilnius, LithuaniaErotics-3, Vartai Gallery, Vilnius, LithuaniaA Midsummer Night’s Dream, Danish Gallery, Paris, France4=4 Eurogate ‘99, Taiwan, ChinaArt Copenhagen ‘99, galleri NB, Forum, Copenhagen, DenmarkWithout Shadows, Vartai Gallery, Vilnius, LithuaniaInternational Art Fair “Moscow ‘99”, Central Art Hall, Moscow, Russia19987th Anniversary of the Vartai Gallery, Vilnius, LithuaniaSeven Artists from Nordic Artists Center Dale, Eikkas Gallery, Dale, NorwayErotica: Signs, Shapes, Vartai Gallery, Vilnius, LithuaniaTV Exhibition – 1998, 12 Gallery, Denmark Radio, Aarhus, DenmarkArt Copenhagen ‘98, galleri NB, Forum, Copenhagen, Denmark9+9” Artists from Lithuania, Gallery of Town Hall, Aachen, GermanyArtists of galleri NB, galleri NB, Viborg, DenmarkFive Crossroads, Klaipėda Exhibition Hall, Klaipėda, Lithuania19976th Anniversary of the Vartai Gallery, Vilnius, Lithuania’Magic Realism’, Central Exhibition Hall, Manezh, St Petersburg, Russia8th International Painting Symposium, Vartai Gallery, Vilnius, LithuaniaMelancholy in Baltic Art’, Gallery of Friedrich-Ebert-Institute, Bonn, GermanyErotica, Vartai Gallery, Vilnius, LithuaniaEurope Today: Five Lithuanian Artists from Vilnius, Gallery of Friedrich-Naumann-Institute in Margarethenhof, Bonn, GermanyLithuanian Art ’97: Galleries Present, Centre for Contemporary Art, Vilnius, Lithuania19965th anniversary of the Gallery Vartai, Vilnius, LithuaniaArtGenda ‘96, Exhibition, Oksnehallen, Copenhagen, DenmarkArtists of the Vartai Gallery, Daugava Gallery, Riga, Latvia4th St Petersburg Biennale, “Eastern Europe: Spatia Nova”, Russia7th Osaka Triennale “Painting-96”, Mydome, Osaka, Japan10th Triennale Paintings of Vilnius, Centre for Contemporary Art, Vilnius, LithuaniaOFFICIAL PORTRAITS2014HKH Prinsgemalen, Prinsens Livregiment.2012Hans Erik Lund, Boligselskabet Sct. Jørgen, Viborg, Denmark2011Lene Christensen, Bach Gruppen, Viborg, Denmark2009Georg Gundersen, Assens Tobaksfabrik Aktieselskab, Denmark2007Peter Møller, Morsø Jernstøberi, Denmark2006Leif Davidsen, author, DenmarkBritta Duelund, Mayor of Faaborg, Denmark2004HH Princess Alexandra and HKH Prince Joachim of DenmarkPeter Kirstein, Proff UCL London, England2002Steffen Andreasen, Mayor of Tjele, DenmarkWORKSHOPS, ARTISTS RESIDENCE2000International workshop of visual arts, Švėkšna, Lithuania20019th International workshop for visual artists, Brande, Denmark2002Guest artist at Hojskole, Herning, Denmark2004ARTOMI International residence for artis, New York, USA19997th International workshop for visual artists, Brande, Denmark1998Unesco International residence for artists, Nordic Artists Centre, Dale, Norway1997International workshop for painters, Vilnius, LithuaniaAWARDS2009International Show Down Winner 2009, Saatchi Gallery, London2006two paintings (1995 -1996) bought for Lithuania National Art Museum, Lithuania2005Artist of the Year, Vartai Gallery, Vilnius, Lithuania2004Artist of the Year, Daily “Lietuvos rytas” prizeSpecial Prize, Vilnius X Triennial of Painting, Vilnius, Lithuania2001Artist of the Year, LAATGA prize, Vilnius, Lithuania2000Artist of the Year, Viborg City Prize, Denmark1998Second Prize, Hermis Bank art competition, Vilnius, Lithuania
29.09 - 27.10 2019
20 years of intense collaboration and Vilmantas’s upcoming 50th birthday are the occasions for the presentation of an exhibition featuring the finest of this unique artist and personality.
The exhibition will fill both the Main gallery and NBeX project with paintings, graphic works, stained glass, painted ceramic dishes and unique jars.
For those who do not yet know Vilmantas, it is worth mentioning that he has had a remarkable career since the academy in Vilnius, Lithuania, which is constantly evolving.
At the request of Elisabeth and Dennis Nande in Herning, we first met Vilmantas and his wife Indra in 1997. This meeting and the following two years had major consequences for both Vilmantas’s career and gallery NB’s profile. Thus, since 2000, the artist and gallery have followed each other in thick and thin.
Vilmantas is a very technically skilled and at the same time creative artist with attitudes. For example, during academy, he developed his own color gamut and a holistic mindset for his expressive works. Historically there will be evidence to describe Vilmantas - with his very unique approach to colors and his true artistic expression - as a great artistic personality with brilliant features.
In addition to his normal work in the studio he has also carried out extensive decorations and portrait assignments, primarily in Denmark. Furthermore, he is an inspirer to many Lithuanian artists, as well as initiator and founder of the annual Young Painters Price, which takes place in Vilnius and attracts young artists from all three Baltic countries.Artist statement:For me art is painting. Although I have tried drawing and graphic, painting remains the most intimate expression for me for many years.Art critics attribute my art to neo-expressionism. As a student I thought of my style as being intuitive. Up until now I have developed my art and my style, I am improving it, I am looking for new and relevant variations but the essence of my art remains the same.The severe and sometimes contrasting colours in my paintings come largely from the reflection of today's world. I use awkward and non-traditional colour harmony - colours that dare to speak boldly and clearly. I am interested in the challenges facing each painting.I let myself create spontaneously. Artworks for me are honest actions that require the preparation and reflection before the process begins. Each of the paintings has a main theme, although they are naturally filled with additional meanings.The themes of my paintings also reflect the environment. Some of them are my personal and everyday experiences; others are a response to today's world and its actual topics issues - politics, history, sexuality and art.I always enjoy the artist privilege to ask awkward questions to the viewer - questions about the history of the nation, the state and the individual, victory and price of loss in policy, economy and personal life. I hope that my viewers interpret my works through their own point of view using their own experience.I constantly participate in various art projects in Lithuania and abroad. I believe that artworks have to cross the boundaries of galleries and exhibition halls and join the urban environment bringing art to the people.
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