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Nerijus Erminas is one of the most interesting conceptual sculptors in Lithuania. His works are characterised by sensitive transformation of reality into surreal and subconscious experiences. The narrative installations created by the artist transform easily recognisable elements of human life and everyday situations turning them in an unusual direction distant from the reality, while the viewer is caught in a never-ending play of meanings. Unstructured stories told in the work of Erminas are created by consistently studying situations seen as insignificant by the viewers. This creative strategy chosen by the artist as well as subjective approach encourages the viewers to notice things that would otherwise go unnoticed. Stories behind the work of Erminas take shape in the process of observing and analysing everyday rituals, interpreting both cultural and political context, history, religion, and expressing personal as well as collective experience. At exhibitions, individual objects are arranged following the principles similar to those employed in scenography, avoiding redundancy and getting a deeper understanding of intrinsic connections between the objects. The artist uses his sensitive compositions to analyse universally relevant and familiar topics, focusing on the emotional experience.

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