Date(s) - 18/09/2017 - 01/10/2017
12:00 pm - 12:00 am
Živilė Kasparavičiūtė, London-based Lithuanian acrylic artist, is to have a new exhibition “The Empty Place Within” at Chelsea Gallery, Old Town Hall, London, from 18 September to 1 October that explores today’s human spirit in this fast-paced world.
The exhibition is inspired by people that the artist has encountered offline as well as by social media. It centres on the inner condition of today’s individuals, often immersed in self-obsession, inner battles and careful curation of beautiful facades of their personalities. The artist is not offering thrilling escapism and is not aiming to judge or moralise. She is rather inviting the viewer to face the reality, acknowledge one’s inner state and be true to oneself.
Živilė seeks to capture emotions through the fusion of abstract and figurative images. When asked about highlights of the exhibition, she makes references to a few of the artworks: “My head gets stuck in the sand and I grow in the darkness of hatred. I think I smile and sparkle but in reality my stiff smile just shows my bitterness. I crouch and burn as soon as I realise the road I’m on doesn’t lead me where my heart is. The time is ticking! Shouldn’t I pull myself together?”
About the Artist
Živilė Kasparavičiūtė (born 1989 in Alytus, Lithuania) – London-based acrylic artist, whose inspiration derives from traditional and social media as well as self-reflection and personal relationships. Having no formal art education she does not refer to academic art standards but is rather led by intuition.
In 2011, whilst in her last year of Lithuanian Philology studies at Vilnius University, Živilė moved to London to have a swim in unknown waters. Right after graduation, she immersed herself in art. “Life experience has proven that creative potential is a substantial part of my personal identity, which brings meaning into my life, keeps me sane in perplexing situations as well as enables to build bridges between the inner and outer worlds” says the artist.
Živilė’s works explore human temporality and passage of time, companionship and solitude and expose inner demons. They often draw attention to self-consciousness and relentless quest for inner fulfilment.
Mon, Tue, Thurs 09:30–20:00
Wed, Fri, Sat 09:30–17:00