The Read, 170x100cm, oil on linen, 2019
Painting by Ruta Matuleviciute
This artwork is a part of on-going series, an artistic reseach focusing on the relations between human and the environment. The figures in painting are placed in urban or natural organic environment with the hypothesis of these two components being indivisible, which is based on the ancient philosophy sources and finding similarities with the contemporary theories and daily existence in urban, glam and popculture. In my artistic practice I focus on the fundamental questions on existence, looking through the eyes of a today‘s human being.
The creation process of painting is executed in several phases, when I use the synthesis of various media. This synthesis makes painting an interdisciplinary creation, in this way the boundaries between the pure painting, performance art, photography, digital and internet art, etc. are dissolved. Such manner of the practice is based on the holistic philosophy suggesting the all inclusive oneness. The dissolving view, glimmering light in the painting‘s motive are both a hint to the digital screen and the environment being created by the figure in painting and creating that pictured figure as well, as equals.