Bas-relief "City (Old Town)"
The bas-relief "City (Old Town)" is a particularly meticulous work by Algirdas Jasilionis depicting not only detailed houses and trees in between them but also the city's inhabitants. The picture on the other side has the author's signature, the date of creation (15.11.2019) and a string for hanging.
The wood engraver from Kaunas Algirdas Jasilionis (b. 1955) is known as a master of miniatures, most convincingly revealing himself in wood carving of small, scrupulously performed sculptures, bas-reliefs, and other works. The creator is an active participant at local and international exhibitions, and plein airs. The scaled-down copies of buildings carved by A. Jasilionis were included in the installation “The former buildings of NKVD-NKGB-MVD-MGB” by a Londoner artist Indrė Šerpytytė-Roberts, exhibited at the Museum of Modern Art in New York. He also made works for Indrė's cycle of photographs “1944–1991” which was nominated for the Discovery of the Year award at the Photography Festival “Recontres d‘Arles”.
Size of the bas-relief: 26 x 14.5 cm