Edvardas Racevicius (LT)

Edvardas Racevicius’ work is rooted in his Lithuanian heritage, namely the archetypal relationship between a man and a tree. Racevicius reflects on the old Baltic belief that souls were reincarnated as trees, and through his art he finds these hidden trapped souls and reveals them for the world to see. According to Racevicius, trees carry an echo of the Western culture, and through his works he shows his belief that the wonderful European culture and its vitality springs from the ground. Everything is a fragment conjuring up a bigger interconnected whole; the pedestal is directly connected to the figure, the figure merges with the tree and the tree is one with the ground.

“Some of my sculptural projects are inspired by the plant world – it fascinates me and influences my artistic work to observe the plants during their growth, to see how both their individual parts and their overall form change. In my sculptures I try to implement not only organic forms, but also the principle of change: A sculpture that consists of several parts, a sculpture that can be at any time re-arranged.”

Edvardas Racevicius

EDUCATION

1982 – 1992
Eduardo Balsio-Kunstgymnasium Klaipeda, Lithuania

1991 – 1992
Lived and worked with the sculptor Vilius Orvydas

SELECTED EXHIBITIONS

2017
GALLERI V58, Aarhus Denmark

2016
GALLERI V58, Aarhus, Denmark
Art Copenhagen, Bella Center Copenhagen, represented by GALLERI V58, Aarhus, Denmark

2015
GALLERI V58, Aarhus, Denmark
Human Phantasy, group exhibition, Galerie STP, Greifswald, Germany
Arb, group exhibition, Galerie Kurt im Hirsch, Berlin, Germany
Infected, group exhibition, Beukenhof, Kluisbergen, Belgium
Tricolor, group exhibition, Galerie Artlantis, Bad Homburg, Germany

2014
Sculpture, solo exhibition, Berlin, Lithuanian embassy in Germany
Who is afraid of figurative sculpture?, group exhibition, Trebnitz Castle, Müncheberg, Germany,
STATIONKUNST, group exhibition, Atelier Werner Schlegel, Salzkotten-Niederntudorf, Germany
Schrödinger‘s, group exhibition, Galerie in IPP, Greifswald, Germany

2013
Gallery “AV17”, solo exhibition, Vilnius, Lithuania
Kulturhof Otto Flath, solo exhibition, Bad Segeberg, Germany
Berliner Liste, Berlin, Germany
Arb , Gallery “Si:said”, Klaipeda, Lithuania
Elemente.Schwerkraft.Gleichgewicht. (Elements.Gravity.Balance), Kunstgiesserei & Galerie Flierl, Berlin, Germany

2012
Mennesker og træer (People and trees), solo exhibition, Gallery in St. Spiritus, Greifswald, Germany
Showcase with Polly Faber, Greifswald, Germany

2011
KulturaNatura, Kulturbar, Greifswald, Germany
Collection Fleischervorstadt, Greifswald, Germany
Holzart XV, Kronach, Germany
Kunst am Wasser (Art on Water), Kriebstein, Germany
Anders & Begabt (Different & Gifted), Stadthagen, Germany
Unterwelten (Underworld), Bad Schlema, Germany

2010
Realismus mal 3 (Realism times 3), Art Association Burgwedel/Isernhagen e.V., Burgwedel, Germany
15. International Competition of Wood-sculptors, St. Blasien, Germany
Internationales Holzbildhauersymposium, Sesslach, Germany

2009
Sieben (Seven), group exhibition, Galerie Art-cube, Greifswald, Germany

2008
Garden 133, solo exhibition, Galleri in St. Spiritus, Greifswald, Germany
Art open, solo exhibition, Ludwigsburg, Germany
Artikulation, Amtsgericht Greifswald, Greifswald, Germany
TOM (Installation), Galerie Art-cube, Greifswald, Germany
Innenraum Text, group exhibition, Galerie Koeppenhaus, Greifswald, Germany
International Holzbildhauersymposium, Falkenstein, Germany
4. International Bildhauersymposium, Orvido sodyba, Salantai, Lithuania

2007
Time, solo exhibition, Foyer Gallery Theater, Greifswald, Germany

2006
Gallery Valtis, solo exhibition, Greifswald, Germany
Frequencies, solo exhibition, Katharinenberg, Stralsund, Germany
International students festival, Greifswald, Germany

2005
Extras, solo exhibition, Katharinenberg, Stralsund, Germany
Distances – Bild und Klang, Körper und Raum (Distances – Image and Sound, Body and Space), Rostock / Greifswald, Germany
International students festival, Greifswald, Germany
Schönheit – Freiheit (Beauty – Freedom), Meiningen, Germany

2004
Project WBS70, solo exhibition, Greifswald, Germany
Kunst am Wasser (Art on Water), Kriebstein, Germany
Irren ist menschlich (To err is human), Stadtroda, Germany

2003
9. Art Exhibition Nature – People, Sankt Andreasberg, Germany
Symposium, Stadtroda, Germany

2002
Komm! Ins Offene, Freund! (Come! Outside, friend!), Symposium, Stadtroda, Germany

2001
Pilies galleri, solo exhibition, Vilnius, Lithuania

BIBLIOGRAPHY

Menschen und Bäume, Edvardas Racevicius, bei Schmitz, Berlin 2016

AWARDS AND COMPETITIONS

Wegbereiter, Kenzingen, Germany (2011)
1. prize Zeitzeuge Holz, Eppstein, Germany, (2009)
1. prize Holzart XIII, Kronach, Germany, (2009)
1. prize ParkZeit, Bad Salzungen, Germany, (2009)

Born 1974

Uden titel III, træ, 35 cm, 2015, d.kr. 9.500,-

Uden titel I, træ, 2015, SOLGT