Dominykas Sidorovas Lithuanian, b. 1993

Overview

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 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 in Kaunas, Panemunė Castle and other institutions. Sidorovas was awarded the Jonas Vienožinskis Art Prize by the Vilnius Academy of Arts Painting Department in 2015.

 

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.

 

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Biography

Born in 1993 Panevėžys, Lithuania

Lives and works in Vilnius, Lithuania

 

EDUCATION/RESIDENCIES

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)

SOLO EXHIBITIONS

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)

GROUP EXHIBITIONS

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)

AWARDS/GRANTS

2015 – Vilnius Academy of Arts Justinas Vienožinskis awards

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PUBLICATIONS

2020 – Dominykas Sidorovas (Marius Vabalas), “Daiktai brėžia mano trajektorijas, mane patį”, in: Literatūra ir menas, no. 18 (3712), 2020-10-23

ARTICLES/INTERVIEWS

2020 – “Į ‘Menininko anketos’ klausimus atsako tapytojas Dominykas Sidorovas”, in: Vilniaus galerija, 2020-08-23

2020 – Austėja Mikuckytė-Mateikienė, “Faximilinis dievas’: menininkai piktinosi vaizdų lavina ir treniravo žiūrovus nepaskęsti”, in: LRT.lt, 2020-01-18

2019 – Monika Valatkaitė, “Ir viskas susidėliojo į vietas. Dominyko Sidorovo personalinė paroda ‘Metonimija’ galerijoje ‘Vartai”, in: 7 meno dienos, no. 29 (1308), 2019-09-20

2019 – Rūta Mikšionienė, “Tapytojams pravertė ir echoskopija, ir Morzės abėcėlė”, in: lrytas.lt, 2019-09-12

2019 – Monika Valatkaitė, “Kasdienybės poetika. Interviu su Dominyku Sidorovu”, in: artnews.lt, 2019-04-29

2019 – Monika Valatkaitė, “Ir viskas susidėliojo į vietas. Dominyko Sidorovo personalinė paroda ‘Metonimija’ galerijoje ‘Vartai”, in: 7 meno dienos, no. 29 (1308), 2019-09-20

2019 – Regina Alerytė, “Interviu su Dominyku Sidorovu ir Kazimieru Brazdžiūnu”, in: VDA.lt, 2019

2019 – Monika Krikštopaitytė, “Reidas. Trumpos kelių parodų Vilniuje recenzijos”, in: 7 meno dienos, no. 7 (1286), 2019-02-15

2018 – Rasa Karvelytė, “Preparuojantis kasdienybę kūrėja”, in: Sekundė, 2018-11-30

2018 – Rasa Karvelytė, “Kontrastais ir lytėjimu atpažįstama tapyba”, in: Sekundė, 2018-07-13

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