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 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.