Gytis Arošius Lithuanian, b. 1996

Overview

Gytis Arošius (b. 1996, Lithuania) is a painter who graduated from Vilnius Academy of Art in 2021, obtaining a Master’s degree in Painting Studies. His work is inspired by brutalist architecture, industrial building constructions and military transport. The main characteristic of his paintings is monochromatic colour and variations of dark blue.

Gytis Arošius’s research is based on a retro-futuristic approach through which he depicts the fear of upcoming calamities and their disastrous consequences. His works often feature elements of brutalist architecture, metallic constructions and machinery with hidden human figures losing their contour among them. The artist constructs his paintings using self-taken photographs which he adjusts by inserting images of non-existing, imagined objects or historic military transport from the Cold War. Arošius creates a paranoid restless atmosphere and a sense of alienation. The paintings blend the past, the present and the future, and in this timelessness the artist seeks to discover a fixed, rational basis for explaining the existing sense of deterioration and entropy.

Gytis Arošius has participated in group exhibitions in Lithuania and Latvia.

 

“Brutalism spreads grotesque energy, it’s like a monument of power, which could basically withstand everything, while being harsh and unacceptable. As well it is the symbol of industrialism where functionality is a top priority. 

Nowadays, it is not uncommon for people to think about their future and become anxious. These feelings may interfere with daily routine and even lead to paranoia. Feeling worried all the time makes you confused, insecure and helpless. Uncertainty about the future and paranoia makes imagination picture the things which do not exist. Moreover, the experience of the previous generations intensifies those feelings. 

I construct my paintings using my own photographs, as I adjust them by inserting a non-existing object created by own imagination or by using historic military transport of the Cold War. People may recognize their own thoughts and feelings while looking into my paintings and get comfort by learning that these fears are more common to human race than it is an individual experience. The materialization of those feelings into the piece of art might encourage to see the situation from the different angle and evaluate to which extent these fears are rational.

Such hybrid in my paintings gets a new meaning - the storyline becomes less clear and encourages a narrative of the current situation. The paintings blend the past, the present and the future. I associate my creative work with the inner state, reflecting on the images that have been summoned by my subconscious. Nowadays, it is not uncommon for people to think about their future and become anxious and paranoid of the unknown."

- Gytis Arošius

Works
  • Gytis Arošius, Where is the wonderland?, 2023
    Gytis Arošius
    Where is the wonderland?, 2023
    120 x 100 cm
    47 x 39 1/2 in
    € 1,800.00
    Gytis Arošius, Where is the wonderland?, 2023
    € 1,800.00
  • Gytis Arošius, It‘s then and its later, 2023
    Gytis Arošius
    It‘s then and its later, 2023
    120 x 80 cm
    € 1,600.00
    Gytis Arošius, It‘s then and its later, 2023
    € 1,600.00
  • Gytis Arošius, It‘s either this or that, 2023
    Gytis Arošius
    It‘s either this or that, 2023
    30 x 40 cm
    12 x 16 in
    € 600.00
    Gytis Arošius, It‘s either this or that, 2023
    € 600.00
  • Gytis Arošius, The water is still warm, 2023
    Gytis Arošius
    The water is still warm, 2023
    180 x 112 cm
  • Gytis Arošius, The beginning of the end, 2022
    Gytis Arošius
    The beginning of the end, 2022
    200 x 150 x 2.5 cm
    € 2,800.00
    Gytis Arošius, The beginning of the end, 2022
    € 2,800.00
  • Gytis Arošius, The sky above that follows you, 2022
    Gytis Arošius
    The sky above that follows you, 2022
    160.5 x 120.5 x 2 cm
    63 x 47 1/2 x 1 in
    € 2,300.00
    Gytis Arošius, The sky above that follows you, 2022
    € 2,300.00
  • Gytis Arošius, Tinnitus, 2022
    Gytis Arošius
    Tinnitus, 2022
    100 x 180 x 2 cm
    39 1/2 x 71 x 1 in
    € 2,300.00
    Gytis Arošius, Tinnitus, 2022
    € 2,300.00
  • Gytis Arošius, Tourism at the next level , 2022
    Gytis Arošius
    Tourism at the next level , 2022
    98.5 x 118.5 x 3 cm
    39 x 46 1/2 x 1 in
    € 1,800.00
    Gytis Arošius, Tourism at the next level , 2022
    € 1,800.00
  • Gytis Arošius, MONO, 2022
    Gytis Arošius
    MONO, 2022
    90 x 120 cm
    € 1,700.00
    Gytis Arošius, MONO, 2022
    € 1,700.00
  • Gytis Arošius, Outside The Inside, 2022
    Gytis Arošius
    Outside The Inside, 2022
    80 x 100 x 2.5 cm
    31 1/2 x 39 1/2 x 1 in
    € 1,500.00
    Gytis Arošius, Outside The Inside, 2022
    € 1,500.00
  • Gytis Arošius, PACERUSHDYNAMICS, 2022
    Gytis Arošius
    PACERUSHDYNAMICS, 2022
    61 x 71 cm
    24 x 28 in
    € 1,100.00
    Gytis Arošius, PACERUSHDYNAMICS, 2022
    € 1,100.00
  • Gytis Arošius, A gift of time, 2022
    Gytis Arošius
    A gift of time, 2022
    18 x 24 x 2 cm
    7 x 9 1/2 x 1 in
    € 350.00
    Gytis Arošius, A gift of time, 2022
    € 350.00
  • Gytis Arošius, What would you say if you were alone, 2021
    Gytis Arošius
    What would you say if you were alone, 2021
    100 x 150 x 2.5 cm
    39 1/2 x 59 x 1 in
    € 2,000.00
    Gytis Arošius, What would you say if you were alone, 2021
    € 2,000.00
  • Gytis Arošius, A wave of uncertainty, 2020
    Gytis Arošius
    A wave of uncertainty, 2020
    80 x 100 x 2.5 cm
    31 1/2 x 39 1/2 x 1 in
    € 1,500.00
    Gytis Arošius, A wave of uncertainty, 2020
    € 1,500.00
  • Gytis Arošius, B right tomorrow, 2020
    Gytis Arošius
    B right tomorrow, 2020
    75 x 60 x 2.5 cm
    29 1/2 x 23 1/2 x 1 in
    € 1,100.00
    Gytis Arošius, B right tomorrow, 2020
    € 1,100.00
  • Gytis Arošius, Above, 2020
    Gytis Arošius
    Above, 2020
    60 x 50 x 1.5 cm
    23 1/2 x 19 1/2 x 1/2 in
    € 900.00
    Gytis Arošius, Above, 2020
    € 900.00
  • Gytis Arošius, Kaip toli gali pakilti / How far can you climb, 2020
    Gytis Arošius
    Kaip toli gali pakilti / How far can you climb, 2020
    80 x 30.5 x 4 cm
    31 1/2 x 12 x 1 1/2 in
    € 880.00
    Gytis Arošius, Kaip toli gali pakilti / How far can you climb, 2020
    € 880.00
  • Gytis Arošius, Untitled 2, 2019
    Gytis Arošius
    Untitled 2, 2019
    50 x 50 x 2 cm
    19 1/2 x 19 1/2 x 1 in
    € 800.00
    Gytis Arošius, Untitled 2, 2019
    € 800.00
  • Gytis Arošius, G. O. D., 2019
    Gytis Arošius
    G. O. D., 2019
    20 x 20 x 2 cm
  • Gytis Arošius, Inside The Outside, 2022
  • Gytis Arošius, Hot things in a cold surrounding, 2022
  • Gytis Arošius, A happy song that turned into a saddest one, 2020
  • Gytis Arošius, So many faces of so many dreams, 2020
  • Gytis Arošius, Stagnacija / Stagnation, 2019
  • Gytis Arošius, On time, 2019
  • Gytis Arošius, Degalinė / Gas station, 2019
  • Gytis Arošius, Someone is Watching You, 2019
  • Gytis Arošius, Station, 2019
    Gytis Arošius
    Station, 2019
    120 x 155 x 2.5 cm
  • Gytis Arošius, Looking forward to the future, 2020
    Gytis Arošius
    Looking forward to the future, 2020
Biography

Born 1996 in Lithuania

Lives and works in Vilnius, Lithuania

 

EDUCATION/RESIDENCIES

2019 - 2021 - Painting (MA) at Vilnius Academy of Arts, Vilnius (Lithuania)

2015- 2019 – Painting (BA) at Vilnius Academy of Arts, Vilnius (Lithuania)

SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2022 - Praeities ateitis, KKC Parodų rūmai, Klaipėda (Lithuania)

2021 - Tinnitus, Galerija Akademija, Vilnius (Lithuania)

GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2019 – Marina Biennale, Jurmala City Museum, Jurmala (Latvia)

2019 – Showroom, Galerija VARTAI, Vilnius (Lithuania)

2019 – BA Graduate show, Galerija VARTAI, Vilnius (Lithuania)

2018 – Suplanuotas ekspromtas with Ieva Sikirkinaitė, Užupis Art Incubator, Vilnius (Lithuania)

2017 – Plenerjumas, Panemunė castle tower, Panemunė (Lithuania)

2017 – Reformacija, Project space ‘Krematoriumas’, Vilnius (Lithuania)

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