Dominykas Sidorovas Lithuanian, b. 1993
Dominykas Sidorovas (b. 1993, Lithuania) is a painter who obtained his MA at the Vilnius Academy of Arts in 2020. Sidorovas’s work is focused on everyday objects coming from common cultural or personal spaces, speculating on the ambiguity of their visual representation and meaning.
Dominykas Sidorovas’s creative method balances between reality and fiction, as the artist tries to place casual or even boring objects in the field of fiction, thus enabling them to gain additional contexts and meanings. After a process of drawing and redrawing, the artist starts to investigate the effects of defamiliarization. He observes visual shifts from representation to abstraction and from one particular object to another. Sidorovas deconstructs, deforms and visually cleanses the images of the objects while exploring their essence, which allows them to function not as products of mimicry, but rather as visual symbols. His reductionist approach which includes references to social and cultural contexts is complemented by an artistic research based on contemporary philosophy and the study of the field of art, providing a theoretical context for the painter’s work.
Dominykas Sidorovas focuses on everyday objects from common cultural or personal spaces and speculates on ambiguity of their visual representation and meaning. Dominykas‘s works balance between reality and fiction, as he tries to place casual or even boring objects in the field of fiction, which enables them to gain additional contexts and meanings. After a process of drawing and redrawing the artist started investigating an effect of defamiliarization as he observed visual shifts from representation to abstraction, from one particular object to the others. Dominykas deconstructs, deforms and visually cleanse the images of the objects he explores to their essence, which allows them to function not as mimicry, but rather as visual symbols.
Dominykas Sidorovas is currently living and working in Vilnius, Lithuania. He has exhibited his works in personal and group shows at Utrecht’s HKU TUUB Gallery, Meno forma Gallery and Meno Parkas in Kaunas, Galerija VARTAI and other institutions. Sidorovas was awarded the Jonas Vienožinskis Art Prize by the Vilnius Academy of Arts Painting Department in 2015. On 2021 he won Young Painter Prize and was announce as the year's bet painter in the Baltic countries.
Born in 1993 Panevėžys, Lithuania
Lives and works in Vilnius, Lithuania
2018–2020 – Master of Arts in Painting at Vilnius Academy of Arts, Vilnius (Lithuania)
2017 – Erasmus program, Utrecht (The Netherlands)
2014-2018 – Bachelor of Arts in Painting at Vilnius Academy of Arts, Vilnius (Lithuania)
2021 – MONSTER, gallery Meno Parkas, Kaunas (Lithuania)
2021 – Firewall, Vilnius Graphic Art Centre Gallery “Kairė-dešinė“, Vilnius
2020 – Deer’s Forehead, Panevėžys Civic Art Gallery, Panevėžys (Lithuania)
2019 – Metonymy, VARTAI Gallery, Vilnius (Lithuania)
2019 – Part Of Speech. A Noun., ‘Mintis’ Gymnasium, Panevėžys (Lithuania)
2018 – Preparation, Panevėžys County Gabriele Petkevicaite-Bite public library, Panevėžys (Lithuania)
2018 – The insect which has settled on the novel that has been read for a year, Titanikas (Lithuania)
2021 - Young Painter Prize, finalists’ exhibition, Mo museum, Vilnius
2021 – Where are the People?, The National Gallery of Art in Vilnius
2020 - Young Painter Prize, finalists’ exhibition, Tech Arts, Vilnius
2020 - Documentation: Time, “Titanic” exhibition space, Vilnius Academy of Arts
2020 – Spectrum, VARTAI gallery, Vilnius (Lithuania)
2018 – Vienna Contemporary Art Fair, Vienna (Austria)
2018 – Aukštaitijos dailė 2018. Memento mori, Panevėžys Art Gallery, Panevėžys (Lithuania)
2018 – Unknown, Panevėžys Art Gallery, Panevėžys (Lithuania)
2018 – Kontr-argumentas, Meno parkas gallery, Kaunas (Lithuania)
2018 – Apmatai, Artifex gallery, Vilnius (Lithuania)
2017 – Plenerjumas, Panemunė castle tower (Lithuania)
2017 – Compression, HKU TUUB gallery, Utrecht (The Netherlands)
2016 – WUNDERKAMERAden, Meno forma gallery, Kaunas (Lithuania)
2016 – Kur vinukai?, Panemunė castle, Pilis (Lithuania)
2012 – Panevėžys Art School graduation show, Antras aukštas gallery, Panevėžys (Lithuania)
2015 – Vilnius Academy of Arts Justinas Vienožinskis awards
2021 - Winner of Young Painter Prize
STAND WITH UKRAINEAuction exhibition 26 Apr - 31 May 2022Photos by Audrius Solominas
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...
Dominykas Sidorovas"Metonymy" 5 Sep - 11 Oct 2019Morse code is the metaphor that Dominykas Sidorovas usually invokes to describe his work or, more precisely, creative method. It consists of individual sounds which signify letters. These sounds form...
Growing Out? Growing Up? Contemporary Art Collecting in the BalticsGroup exhibition at Zuzeum Art Centre in Riga June 15, 2022“Growing Out? Growing Up? Contemporary Art Collecting in the Baltics” exhibition at Zuzeum Art Centre in Riga introduces vibrant contemporary art collections in the Baltics...
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...
Dominykas Sidorovas - this year’s best painter in the Baltic countriesWinner of Young Painter Prize November 19, 2021We are very excited that our represented artist Dominykas Sidorovas was selected as this year's best young painter of all Baltic States by the international...
echo gone wrong features Dominykas Sidorovas' exhibition "Firewall"Photodocumentation March 15, 2021
Dominykas Sidorovas solo exhibition "Firewall"at Vilnius Graphic Art Centre February 26, 2021Dominykas Sidorovas’s main artistic media is painting, however, he collects and often creates various art objects, drawings on paper as well as on walls. This...
Dominykas Sidorovas's solo exhibitionSep 30 - Oct 24, 2020 October 8, 2020Dominykas Sidorovas “Deer’s Forehead” 2020 09 30 – 2020 10 24 Panevėžys Civic Art Gallery invites you to Dominykas Sidorovas’ solo exhibition 'Deer’s Forehead'. The...
IGTV: Vartai UNEARTHED with Dominykas SidorovasGallery VARTAI presents new IGTV series of artists and collectors' interviews, studio visits and special edition videos November 13, 2020Gallery VARTAI presents our second interview video from the series UNEARTHED. This time featuring a perspicacious young painter Dominykas Sidorovas. With Dominykas we talked about self-presentation, how it changes, the afterlife and the creative process. Video and interview by Ieva Lygnugarytė