Body and Face Topology by S.& P. Stanikai Cover Image

Body and Face Topology by S.& P. Stanikai

Author(s): Antanas Andrijauskas
Subject(s): Photography
Published by: Visuomeninė organizacija »LOGOS«
Keywords: Stanikai; art

Summary/Abstract: Svajonė and Paulius Stanikai are versatile Lithuanian artists, working in various fields of art: installation, sculpture, ceramics, painting, drawing, poster, photography, video, etc. Their works are appreciated not only in their native country but also abroad: in France, Austria, Sweden and other countries. In 2003 the Stanikai successfully represented Lithuania at the 50th Venetian biennial exhibition. One of the most important sources of their creativity is the language of the human body and face metamorphoses as expressions of charming struggle and the unity of two cosmic yin and yang principles. Face and its helpless nudity is a key for understanding the human being and its essence. In their artistic works they present the human face and body as a protest against violence, murder, racial or national humiliation. The Stanikai express solidarity with oppressed and humiliated people. In spite of their international recognition, their post-modernist art remains marginal in the world of Lithuanian art. On the other hand their work is evidence that Lithuanian artists strive to appropriate the symbols of multicultural global civilization and to learn to express their own ideas through them.

  • Issue Year: 2005
  • Issue No: 41
  • Page Range: 147-152
  • Page Count: 6
  • Language: Lithuanian