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Stasys Eidrigevicius
[...] Stasys is an artist who has long piqued my interest. The first time I set eyes on one of his posters, I was so moved by the experience that a chill ran down my spine. Normally quite imperturbable, I found myself rocked with fear on viewing his imagenary world. It was almost as though something crazed within me were speaking in a murmur in the poster. Never before had I ever experienced anything so sensitive or so beautifully frightening in my life. [...] During a visit to Poland last year Mr Tanaka had gone to Stasys's studio and viewed his works in their original form. It was then for the first time that he recognized the poor quality of reproduction of Stasys's works as generally available, and so he arranged special printings in preparation for the Tokyo show. Because Stasys is open to using any medium that feels can convey his artistic images - tempera, pastels, gouache, watercolor - he is said to have taken great pleasure in seeing his painstakingly selected shades and textures reproduced to such stunning effect. [...]
Hiroshi Kojitani