Before you stand an industrial steed adorned with red shields. Its author is the sculptor Petras Mazūras, who created this sculpture specially for MO Museum. The sculptor seeks to combine classical form with contemporary themes. As a result his works, such as the sculpture Man, which stands outside Mykolas Žilinskis Gallery In Kaunas, often inspire contrasting reactions.
Take a close look at the different materials that make up this sculpture – they include old, Soviet-era automobile parts. As well as red-painted stainless steel, which was inspired by the liquid natural gas terminal “Independence” in Klaipėda. The sculpture has a mysterious title – N.R., which stands for “Nepriklausomas raitelis”, which means “Independent knight”. The sculpture’s silhouette recalls earlier, well-known versions of the Lithuanian knight on horseback, but in this case the knight is missing – in this way Mazūras gives every viewer the opportunity to see themselves in his place.