In the Esch2022 (European Capital of Culture 2022) project LANDSCAPES, organized by the municipalities of Kayl/Tétange and Rumelange (Luxembourg) were invited 9 artists from this region.
Luxembourgish photographer Lynn Theisen is one of the participating artists.
In her LANDSCAPES project, she invites 22 artists of different genres to set up an artwork-installation in this area for one day.
The only remaining traces of all 22 installations are the photographs in the book LANDSCAPES.
I have been invited to join this project. I created installation THE PATH, an exhibition of abstract landscapes paintings within a landscape. Thanks to Lynn Theisen for the opportunity to be a part of this project.
Installation THE PATH
Materials: paper, watercolor, stones, two frames for
Dimensions: 12 strips of paper, each 300x40 cm
At first glance, the nature surrounding Kayl reminded me of my
native Lithuania. Pine trees, a winding path and open spaces resemble the
nature of the western part of the country by the Baltic Sea. Yet Kayl nature is
unique and characterized by red iron ore rocks, creating a harmonious interplay
of red and green colors. This visual setting inspired me to create a painting
exhibition in nature – landscapes within a landscape, conveying the ideas
integration, belonging and a search for identity by attempting to blend into
nature through my paintings. By joining 12 strips of long paper paintings, I
created seamless paths winding on the ground and rising up, as if ascending a
mountain, not knowing where that path would lead. Through abstract compositions
of plants, branches or stones, I tried to embody the diverse nature of the Kayl
area, adding a piece of my Lithuanian identity. This installation continues my
creative search for identity that I have been pursuing in recent years.
Here you can learn more about the Lynn Theisen book project LANDSCAPES:
I share some impressions behind the scenes of installing THE PATH in June 2022, in Kayl pathway for the book LANDSCAPES. Photos by Giedrius Krivickas.