Linas Jusionis Lithuanian, b. 1986
Linas Jusionis (b. 1986, Lithuania) is an abstract painter whose works usually combine elements of urban spaces and architecture as a projection of the artist’s personal experience. Jusionis studied Philosophy at Vilnius University from 2005 to 2007, later obtained his BA at the Vilnius Academy of Arts, followed by an MA in Fresco-Mosaic Studies completed in 2011. He also did an internship at the Staatliche Akademie der Bildenden Künste in Stuttgart.
Jusionis’s works balance between a specific treatment of landscape or space in general, and a growing inclination to abstraction. In his creative practice, the artist strives to understand objects and projections of ideas onto images not only in a painterly but also in a philosophical way. The concept of ‘creating an image as an issue’ dominates his artistic practice, while the main question tackled is whether an image can function as a reference to something authentic or is in principal autoreferential. Jusionis’s paintings can be described as systems driven by the desire to construct meaning out of various mundane perceptions and haunting images that may be very contrasting, insignificant, or fragmented. His artwork functions as an autonomous structure of elements open to free interpretation and with no prearranged meaning beyond. However, the resulting creative concepts begin to function narratively, highlighting the documentation of the author’s mindset.
Linas Jusionis is a finalist (2009, 2010) and runner-up (2011) of the international competition Young Painter Prize. He has been participating in group and solo exhibitions since 2009.
Born 1986 in Vilnius, Lithuania
Lives and works in Vilnius, Lithuania
2010 – Staatliche Akademie der Bildenden Künste Stuttgart (Germany)
2007-2011 – Painting (BA) at Vilnius Academy of Arts, Vlinius (Lithuania)
2005-2007 – Vilnius University, Department of Philosophy (BA; interrupted), Vilnius (Lithuania)
2021 – Siesta, Galerija Vartai, Vilnius
2019 – Stacks, plants and plains, Zebrastraat gallery, Ghent (Belgium)
2019 – Stacks, plants and plains, VARTAI Gallery, Vilnius (Lithuania)
2016 – Decadence, VARTAI Gallery, Vilnius (Lithuania)
2015 – In the Absence of Time, Waiting for it to Come, KCCC, Klaipeda (Lithuania)
2013 – There Were Just the Marks Left on the Snow, VARTAI Gallery, Vilnius (Lithuania)
2011 – ARTscape: Latvia, VARTAI Gallery, Vilnius (Lithuania)
2010 – Suspicious Activity, Rooster Gallery, Vilnius (Lithuania)
2010 – Stretching, Akademija gallery, Vilnius (Lithuania)
2009 – Linas Jusionis. 6 pictures, TULIPS & ROSES projects, Vilnius (Lithuania)
2019 – Recommendation, Klaipeda Culture Communication Center (KCCC), Klaipėda (Lithuania)
2018 – Šakotas, VAA exhibition space ‘Titanikas’, Vilnius (Lithuania)
2017 – Tapybos maršrutizatoriai, Vilnius (Lithuania)
2016 – Žilvitis, VARTAI Gallery, Vilnius (Lithuania)
2016 – Nomadiški vaizdai, Museum of Applied Arts and Design, Vilnius (Lithuania)
2014 – Still the Same Place, Linas Jusionis and Marija Snipaite, project space ‘Malonioji 6‘, Vilnius (Lithuania)
2013 – LTMKS exhibition In the Graveyards of Interdisciplinarity, JMVAC, Vilnius (Lithuania)
2012 – (How did I get here)* Painting in Lithuania, Contemporary Art Center, Vilnius (Lithuania)
2012 – The Quarters of the Chess City, Nida Art Colony, Nida (Lithuania)
2012 – 21 Thursday. Summary, VARTAI Gallery, Vilnius (Lithuania)
2012 – Place of Occurrence. Thursday review, VARTAI Gallery, Vilnius (Lithuania)
2011 – Upcoming, Klaipeda Culture Communication Center, Klaipėda (Lithuania)
2011 – Young Painter prize 2011, 2nd prize, VAA exhibition space ‘Titanikas’, Vilnius (Lithuania)
2011 – May 7, Institute of Lithuanian Literature and Folklore, Vilnius (Lithuania)
2010 – Young painter prize '10 ( exhibition of 10 finalists ), Pamėnkalnio gallery, Vilnius (Lithuania)
2009 – New City Faces. 2nd Quadrennial of Contemporary Lithuanian Fine Arts, Decentralists: On the margin/ 1 meter beyond picture, Vilnius railway station (Lithuania)
2009 – Young painter prize '09 (exhibition of 10 finalists), Lithuanian Artists Association, Pamėnkalnio gallery, Vilnius (Lithuania)
2009 – Turbulence: the three approaches, Vilnius City Hall, Vilnius (Lithuania)
2011 – Young Painter Prize 2011, 2nd place
Mo museum collection
Lewben Art Foundation
STAND WITH UKRAINEAuction exhibition 26 Apr - 31 May 2022Photos by Audrius Solominas
Linas JusionisSIESTA 29 Apr - 28 May 2021On 29 April 29, at 2pm, Vartai Gallery welcomes visitors to the opening of the painter Linas Jusionis’s solo show Siesta. The name of the exhibition alludes to the time...
SpectrumGroup exhibition 14 Jul - 26 Aug 2020Curator Linas Bliškevičius Artists and designers: Gabrielė Adomaitytė, Jānis Avotiņš, Ray Bartkus, Kazimieras Brazdžiūnas, Jokūbas Čižikas, Adomas Danusevičius, Marija Puipaitė & Vytautas Gečas, Vytenis Jankūnas, Linas Jusionis, Žilvinas Kempinas, Mindaugas...
LINAS JUSIONIS"Stacks, plants and plains" 7 Feb - 15 Mar 2019On February 7th, Vartai Gallery opens a new solo exhibition by the well-known young-generation artist Linas Jusionis. Jusionis has been making his mark on the contemporary Lithuanian art scene for...
Summer ExpositionGroup exhibition 18 Jul - 31 Aug 2017Our gallery’s spaces have once again been filled with new works. We invite you to be our guest and join us on Tuesday at 6:00 pm to look around our...
Linas JusionisDecadence 3 Nov 2016 - 2 Dec 2017In Decadence Jusionis places emphasis on the decadent aspect of painting, which he considers to be a relative theme in his own work, as well as the essence of his...
Group show Žilvitis (Willow)25th Vartai gallery anniversary marking exhibition 19 Feb - 9 Apr 2016From its very establishment in 1991, Galerija Vartai has been a prominent cultural centre, attracting a wide and diverse following both within and outside Lithuania. In addition to exhibitions of...
2016 – Linas Jusionis, „Žilvitis“, in: Krantai, no. 1, 2016.
2011 – Aistė Paulina Virbickaitė, „Flirtas be įsipareigojimų: Paroda „Artscape: Latvija“ galerijoje „Vartai“, in: 7 meno dienos, no. 941, 2011-05-13.
2010 – Dovilė Aleksandravičiūtė, „Viskas čia įtartina: Lino Jusionio paroda „Įtartina veikla“ mobilioje galerijoje „Gaidys“, in: 7 meno dienos, no. 897, 2010-05-28.
Charity auction Stand With UkraineMay 2, 2022On May 5, Galerija Vartai and National volunteer support coordination center 'Strong Together' will hold a charity auction of contemporary art and design - STAND...
A work of art for your donationWe stand with Ukraine! March 7, 2022Meno kūrinys už paramą ( look below for English) Galerija VARTAI vienijasi su savo pristatomais autoriais ir pradeda iniciatyvą, kurios metu už suteiktą paramą Ukrainos...
What artists are doing now. Linas Jusionis in VilniusArterritory.com: What is your recipe for survival in the time of almost only bad news? April 28, 2020'I wouldn’t say that we are experiencing an increased amount of bad news. There was an overwhelming amount of disasters and human suffering in the...
Linas Jusionis "Stacks, plants and plains"Zebrastraat gallery, Ghent (Belgium) March 28, 2019Linas Jusionis STACKS, PLANTS AND PLAINS On March 28 th , “ Zebrastraat ” opens a new solo exhibition by the well-known young-generation Lithuanian artist...
IGTV: Vartai UNLOCKED with Linas JusionisGallery VARTAI presents new IGTV series of artists and collectors' interviews, studio visits and special edition videos March 30, 2021Gallery VARTAI presents painter Linas Jusionis. Linas unlocked his studio for us and gave his thoughts on inspiration, time, colour, space and the possibilities of interpreting them. Video and interview by Ieva Lygnugarytė.