This book is dedicated to our beloved father and painter Vigintas Stankus’ works and the inspirations behind them.
It‘s been three years since we lost him, sudden and unexpected. He left us a vast collection of paintings, drawings, and wooden sculptures.
So three women, me, my sister Malvina and our mom Aušra decided to publish a beautiful book “Vigintas Stankus. The Architect of Silence”, a retrospective publication that presents in detail the creative legacy of the talented painter who we loved so much.
And now we’re ready to go. All we need is funding. If we can pre-sell 100 copies we can secure enough money to publish. And today we ask for your support. In return, we will send you a beautifully designed and printed art book that reproduces photographs of artworks of various stages, accompanying texts and memories of relatives and colleagues. And it will be just beautiful!
ABOUT THE ARTIST
Vigintas Stankus is a unique personality in Lithuania’s art scene. The painter brought positivity and calmness, and in his work combined the philosophy of the East with Lithuanian sense of colors and expressions.
During his life, Vigintas Stankus had more than 80 personal and group exhibitions in Lithuania and abroad (France, Germany, USA, Spain, Norway, Netherlands, etc.). His paintings are part of the MO Museum and Lewben Art Foundation and many private collections.
In 1991, Vigintas Stankus graduated from Vilnius Academy of Arts and till his last day he stayed true to his paintings and karate. It gave him discipline, taught to reach his goal patiently and consistently. The artist would start each day from meditation, and only touched the canvas when he was in good mood. Anger and other negative emotions were never his inspiration. In other words, V. Stankus did not want to shock the viewer, he sought for harmony with himself and share it with the world through his art.
During the later creative period, Stankus was experimenting with natural resources. Trying to achieve a texture on canvas and a deeper symbolical meaning of the painting, the artist started to use soil, coal, ashes from his home fireplace. Through the colors of quartz, cement, asphalt, sand and other small mineral materials, the abstract forms of orchids, blossoms, birds, portraits and dreams began to emerge.
The book is already at the final stage of layout. So as soon as this campaign is over, we will be ready to go to the printing house and then our family will pack every book and send it to you straight away. We will ensure this goes as smoothly and efficiently as possible!