Often an idea for a large painting will begin with the observation of nature with loosely painted oil sketches. The scale of these studies, which are usually small, allow for a quick capture of the effect of fleeting light and composition. In the studio these small paintings become the inspiration for larger scaled works.
Recent direction includes the making of assemblages consisting of biomorphic shaped forms painted with aniline dye and ink. The works are then installed and become part of a composition within nature, then photographed.
It is here that the elements of landscape take on new meaning. The result is a gradual departure from representation. This process enables a transformation to take place. In the end, the image is successful when it not only evokes memories of a real place, but challenges the viewer’s own perceptions.
A native of Rhode Island, Gedas Paskauskas began his art education in 1970 at the School of the Worcester Art Museum. After graduation, he continued his private study with Robert Douglas Hunter in Boston. In 1975, Gedas began a career as a commercial photographer and later as a mural artist. Co-founding Bopas Inc. in 1981, a mural and decorative painting company. He branched out to form Gedas Paskauskas Studios, Inc. in 2005.
His personal work reflects his observation of nature, but transposes light and form to convey a more personal sentiment, reducing visual information to the elements of pure expression. Gedas divides his work and time between his studios in Boston and Little Compton, RI.
|2017||Beasts of Burden, O’Hara Projects, NYC, NY|
|2016||Lucy by the Sea, Commissioned Installation, Palm Beach. FL|
|2014||Beasts of Burden, Harvard Education Portal Galleries|
|2013||New England Biolabs, Ipswich, MA|
|2012||No Naked Walls, Audio Concepts, Boston, MA|
|2011||Tides & Sky, Gallery55, Natick, MA|
|2010||MCCA at BCEC Fenway Artists, Boston Convention and Exhibition Center, Boston, MA|
|2009||Fenway Artists, Now and Then, Vose Gallery, Boston, MA|
|2007||New Work, Red Dot Gallery, Dorchester, MA|
|2007||New Works from Fenway Studios, Massport Logan Airport, Boston, MA|
|2005||Centennial Exhibition, St. Botolph Club, Boston, MA|
|2003||Centennial Exhibition, Vose Gallery, Boston, MA|
|2002||Fenway Artists on Holiday, Vose Gallery, Boston, MA|
|2001||National Small Works Open, Juried exhibition, Gallery on the Green, Canton, CT|
|1999||National Juried Exhibition, Artforms Gallery, Manayunk, Philidelphia, PA|
|1998||Landscapes, Upstairs @ Johnson, Boston, MA|
|1997||American Experience, Perry House Galleries, Alexandria, VA|
|1996||144 Square, International Small Painting Competition, Erector Square Gallery, New Haven, Ct|
|1975 - 1977||Robert Douglas Hunter, Atelier. Private study in landscape and human anatomy.|
|1970 - 1973||School of the Worcester Art Museum, graduate. Painting major|