Pakui Hardware

1984 · Lithuania

Artist biography

Pakui Hardware is a mid-career established artist, who originates from Lithuania, like other well-known artists such as Jacques Lipchitz, Milda Lembertaitė, Aloyzas Smilingis-Elis, Ieva Rojūté, and Nina Zdanovic. Pakui Hardware was born in 1984.

About Pakui Hardware's works

Pakui Hardware is known for working in the fields of Design, Abstraction and Conceptual work. What separates art from design has been a longstanding debate, the lines are blurred. The classical notion of design used to be grounded in the Decorative Arts, but later on branched itself into a variety of areas such as graphic design, fashion design, or industrial design. The Arts and Crafts Movement and The Bauhaus were extremely influential movements that aimed for a unification of true artistic creativity with the manufacturing of objects.

Abstract art does not try to represent a faithful depiction of a visual reality, or of nature itself, but instead, with the use of colours, gestural elements and shapes tries to achieve its effect. The term can be applied to art that is primarily based on an object, or figure, where the main features have been simplified. Abstraction has been highly influential in modern art since the 1900s, with its origins grounded in Impressionism. One of the first, most influential movements related to abstraction is Cubism, with artists such as Pablo Picasso and Georges Braque, who through their work laid the foundations for an important number of branches of abstract art.

Emerging as an art movement in the 1960s, Conceptualism has attracted a significant amount of controversy and debate, usually provoking intense reactions in its audience. Conceptual art by essence implies that the idea behind the actual artwork is more important than the finished product itself. The research and strategies conducted by the artist represent the most important part of the work, conceptual art thus aims to be an art of the mind, instead of appealing to the senses. Although it refers to art from the mid 1960s to the mid 1970s, the origins of Conceptualism can be traced back to 1917, with Marcel Duchamp and his polemical artwork Fontaine, which tried to obliterate the boundaries between art and reality. Conceptual art is not as straightforward as other movements, as it uses an interdisciplinary approach, and the productions can take the form of anything - from everyday objects to performances requiring audience participation.

Exhibitions

Pakui Hardware most recent exhibition recorded on Artland was at SIC in Helsinki (05 August 2017 until 03 September 2017) with the exhibition CREATURES OF HABIT. Pakui Hardware's work has also been exhibited during the Avoider of Disorder (Mexico City) exhibition at Future Gallery in Berlin, Germany (04 February 2019 - 30 March 2019).

At the moment, three works from Pakui Hardware are for sale on Artland.

Further Biographical Context for Pakui Hardware

Pakui Hardware was born in 1984 and was predominantly influenced by the 1990s. Art in the 1990s was defined at the beginning of the decade by a group of artists in the United Kingdom that came to be known as the YBAs, or Young British Artists. They were a diverse collective of artists, affiliated loosely by their age, nationality, and their association with Goldsmiths and the Royal College of Art in London, alongside being favoured by super collector of the time Charles Saatchi. The most famous artist of the group is Damien Hirst, who was also an early organiser of group activities. Other artists included Chris Ofili, Tracey Emin, Marc Quinn, Gavin Turk, Sarah Lucas and Sam Taylor-Wood. Much of their art became known for shock tactics and the sensationalism of both material and message. They also became known for their use of throwaway materials, wild-living, and an attitude that was simultaneously counter-culture rebellion but also entrepreneurial. They achieved a large amount of media coverage and dominated British art during the decade. Their international shows in the mid-1990s included the now legendary ‘Sensation'. A proliferation of trends characterised the decade, including the highly derisive sculpture of Maurizio Cattelan, and extremely sensitive advancements of conceptualism as evidenced by the work of artists like Felix Gonzalez-Torres.

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