Portas’ Holidays, 2017 – MO
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Monika Plentauskaitė
Portas’ Holidays, 2017

The young artist Monika Plentauskaitė is drawn to painting for its fictitious nature. For her, paintings are like windows into worlds where the usual rules do not apply. Plentauskaitė creates her work using photographs taken on her telephone or from family albums, and with motifs borrowed from her own archive of assembled images. She constructs dreamlike scenes into which she inserts her characters.

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The painting Portas‘ Holidays resembles a frozen film frame. The photographically accurate painting portrays a moment in the life experienced by many human companions. Dogs kept at home for human pleasure, once separated from their usual environment, lose their innate characteristics and behave like spoiled human children. A dog left in a room by his vacationing owners experiences not only isolation, but also anxiety, fear and boredom. A shredded pillow and a room full of chaos is the result.

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