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Projekt nr 195, 1990

From Mediniskiai into the world
A native of Vilnius, son of a Pole and a Lithuanian, whose family and professional links have kept him in Poland for fourteen years now, a citizen of one state with a strong sense of affilation to two nations and two traditions, this son of a farm hand in the village of Medinidkiai (somewhere between Vilnius and Riga), winner of precisely thirty-five prizes and honourable mentions in fourteen European and North American countries, this barely forty-year-old representative of an art liberated from worries about publishers and exhibition curators, and that art's own condition in the future, but still uncertain about its spontanious development from a certain point onwards - this quite young man by the name of Stasys Eidrigevicius is an absolutely unusual and amazing artist. Is he great? At a time of mad ranking-list races, a statement like this could testify to a critic's exaggaration because he can provide no arguments except his own. Rarely have I been convinced as in this particular case about the aptness of Ruskin's remark that art should not be talked about. Stasys's art too , is talked and written about throughou the world, from Chicago to Tokyo, and in various languages even though it is largely untranslatable into any language except perhaps that of poetry which does not serve to write about phenomena but in relation to them or under their pressure. [...]
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Stanislaw Stopczyk