Rimas Ciurlionis

    • Simple Movement 4
    • oil on canvas
    • 16" x 20"
    • Simple Movement 5
    • oil on canvas
    • 16" x 20"
    • Simple Movement 6
    • oil on canvas
    • 16" x 20"
    • Simple Movement 7
    • oil on canvas
    • 16" x 20"
    • Simple Movement 11
    • oil on canvas
    • 24" x 40"
    • Simple Movement 9
    • oil on canvas
    • 24" x 40"
    • Simple Movement 10
    • oil on canvas
    • 20" x 48"
    • Simple Movement 12
    • oil on canvas
    • 20" x 48"
    • Simple Movement 13
    • oil on canvas
    • 20" x 48"
    • Simple Movement 14
    • oil on canvas
    • 20" x 48"
    • Simple Movement 2
    • oil on canvas
    • 16" x 20"
    • Simple Movement 3
    • oil on canvas
    • 16" x 20"

Artist Statement

The richly layered compositions of Rimas Čiurlionis’ oil paintings express the interaction and relation of color and form. It is difficult to determine from where one form or another arises, both rational and emotional are side by side. It can be a memory or a fascination or allusion, a manifestation of traditions or influences. Each person is an impulse to another. The same is true for an artwork.  And the relation between the work and the viewer appears between them as in the meeting of two fields that are able to either augment the other or to destroy it. 

“Art is a means by which we can, for an instant, stop the mind or move it more forcefully in a direction to which we are unaccustomed.” “A work is a reflection of my thought and aspiration which is rewritten and repeated day in and day out in a different quality, at times perceiving that it is the infinite, which joins me to everything, which changes me and which I am changing.” 

Artist Bio

Rimas Čiurlionis was born in Kaunas, Lithuania (1959). After graduating from Stepas Zukas College of Art, he worked as a fresco conservator at the Pažaislis Monastery and painted extensively. Since 1992, he has been living and working in Chicago. Čiurlionis regularly participates in solo and group exhibitions as well as major international expositions including Expo Chicago, SOFA Chicago and others.  His work can be found in US and European galleries and public and private collections including the US Embassy in Vilnius, Lithuania, the Valdas Adamkus Presidential Library and Museum in Kaunas, Lithuania, Loyola University Medical Center in Maywood, IL, Harris Bank/Bank of
Montreal in Chicago, IL.