Justina Moncevičiūtė creates module-like sculptures by weaving repeating regular ceramic units. The modularity is characterised by order and harmony, but at the same time evokes an impression of restlessness. The sculptures are open to further modification and thus never finished.
During the creative process, Justina Moncevičiūtė strives for control over the material and the process. She moulds every bead manually and assembles them one by one into a solid object, a piece of architecture, exploring its coherence with space through its dimension. Doing so she is analysing the relationship between the handicraft and her body testing the limits of its resilience: the repetitive technique itself, the scale and the weight of the stoneware exceeds her own physical and psychological fragility.
The objects engage with the antagonism between textile and ceramic implying a material and perceptual paradox: unexpectedly rough and heavy material drapes like a piece of fabric. In its definition the result is non-sculpture and non-textile.
Justina Moncevičiūtė ’s work has been exhibited and commissioned for various art and design exhibitions including drj-project space for contemporary conceptual and minimal art in Berlin, Collect in London, Berlinische Galerie. Museum für Moderne Kunst Berlin, Brussels Design September and Dutch Design Week in Eindhoven. In 2022 the artist received a private scholarship from the Lithuanian Council for Culture.
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