“An Illusionist’s World” and “Cloudscapes” by Ceslovas Cesnakevicius

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Ceslovas Cesnakevicius

What if an illusionist had powers bigger than pulling a rabbit out of a cylinder? Would he build cities in the sky, turn the landscape upside down, put a man in a bird’s nest and appoint the birds with human activities? – asks Lithuanian artist Ceslovas Cesnakevicius in his metaphorical visual series “An Illusionist’s World”, which follows the adventures of a crazy suited and hatted man across lands both green and white.

Ceslovas’s other project “Cloudscapes” shows a merging of earth and air. Complex human constructions like skyscrapers and trains reach the atmosphere. This series, according to the artist, is about the “relativity of reality and the temporariness of the material world.”

“I find it hard to talk of influences,” says Ceslovas. “Literature, music, movies, other artists, life itself. If I had to give one name, it would be Pieter Bruegel the Elder – Flemish Renaissance painter. He…

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