If you ask me who do I look up to in art, my answer right away will be – some Lithuanian artists whose work I can look at and study for hours. Vilmantas Marcinkevicius is one of these artists.
Born in Kaunas (Lithuania) in 1969, Vilmantas Marcinkevicius studied at Vilnius Academy of Art. It’s where his personal style in the fine art was formed. Lithuanian media call him “one of the most famous and most memorable Lithuanian expressionists”.
Vivid, unexpected colors, figurative representations with almost no regard for the human body anatomy, naive and simplified depictions of nature – this is what I like in his works. Some of his paintings are way too provocative and the lack of details makes this provocation even stronger.
Although his style is closer to the neo-expressionism, Vilmantas Marcinkevicius prefers to call his style as intuitive.
While I was reading about Vilmantas Marcinkevicius, I came across this news article in the Lithuanian press which made me think that if they steal his paintings then this paintings have some value:
“During an exhibition in the art gallery “Galleri NB” in Copenhagen (Denmark) eleven paintings of the famous Lithuanian painter Vilmantas Marcinkevicius were stolen.”