Book project LANDSCAPES by Lynn Theisen

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

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.

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.

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