About Arturas Braziunas
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Painter Arturas Braziūnas (b. 1970 in Vilnius) – represents Lithuanian younger generation of professional artists. He took to painting art world consistently and purposefully. He studied at the Vilnius M. K. Ciurlionis art school. He studied painting at the Vilnius Academy of Arts for six years.
“I create not only an image on the canvas but also a small story. Very often the story is ironic or humoristic,”. The titles of these Braziunas stories are often catchy and ironic.
Braziunas, a Lithuanian artist, classifies himself as a part of a generation that experienced a national cathartic release of creative energy after years of rigid government occupation and censorship.
My worldview was formed in the fracture, at a time when the regime changed. I remember that period…the time of idealism, faith in something good and bright” he says. He attributes the naiveté, romanticism, and bright cleanliness of his paintings to this shifting political state. He describes his aim as an artist: “I transform reality, creating a unique and artistic world that interacts animals, nature and things.”
Artūras Braziūnas has organized over 30 solo exhibitions. His works are exhibited in more than 20 group exhibitions in Lithuania, Poland, USA. This year author has participated in ARTEXPO2015 art fair in New York. The artist presented his canvases for the selective exhibitions and competitions in Lithuania, Macedonia, and other European countries and the United States. The painter's works can be seen in Lithuania, Poland, Germany, Finland, Estonia, Australia, United States and other countries people in private collections. Currently the artist lives and works in Vilnius, Lithuania.
A painter Artūras Braziūnas can be attributed to the XX century end - XXI century neomodernism-romantics - those who continue and develop XX century early modernists and Lithuanian colorist painting traditions. He purposefully delves into color formal and conceptual possibilities of expression.