Evaldas Jansas‘ work is documentary, autobiographical and often brutal. The authentic capturing of altered states of consciousness or physical experiences is an important element in his art.
The painting Post-Epileptic Shock Vision refers to animals who live in the human subconscious. The artist‘s self-portrait is visible in the lower right portion of the painting. The fighting elephants symbolize two sides of one personality – a serious internal conflict.
In his other two paintings, Jansas recounts stories in which human subjects become increasingly more animalistic. Characters dressed as rabbits embody the animals‘ significance as a symbol of eroticism, and suggest references to “zuikelis“, or little rabbit, a Lithuanian term of endearment for a loved one. Rabbits also symbolize exceptional fertility, a trait that has ensured their expansion all over the world. In Western Europe today, however, humans have nearly destroyed the entire rabbit population.