History continues to ferment beneath the surface. This appears to be a universal quality of Bareikis? work. He collects anachronisms and transforms them into a tableau of orchestrated chaos. The artist analyses the trash of consumer society, the deterioration of the environment and the undermining of philosophical and emotional values.
Aidas Bareikis assembles his pictures from objets trouvés: toxic techno waste, motorcycle components, plastic sci-fi masks, emulsion, salt, acids, sprayed foam, melted wax. Selected junk for bizarre visuals, is subjected to the effects of fire, pressure, light, chemical substances.
Much more than the creation of works that please the eye, Bareikis sees the task of his artistic practice as the representation of the monsters civilisation itself has created.
Exhibted works: “Glad To Hear From You” (2002), “La Charme de la Vie” (2003) and “Rise up Solitude” (2004)
Aidas Bareikis born in Vilnius (Lithuania) lives and works in New York.
Curator: Gerald Matt