Henrikas Čerapas’ painting collection “Aftermath” is a continuation of the “Les Exercices” series, which started after the Oct-Nov 2017 exhibition in Krakow. “Aftermath” showcases a collection of works, produced in 11.2017-01.2019, marking the painting process’ transformation and unveiling the amplitude of a desperate experience of an existential void. “Series” has an in-depth autobiographical sense, in the exhibition it is revealed also as an essential question of a present day paintings’ mutation.
Henrikas Čerapas – on his newest painting series:
“...if I stated that my life and painting is a purest routine, a trajectorial inertia, I could rest assured that this series of works is a mere outcome of such inertia, not a consequence of „pursuit”. But there is something more which I cannot describe. This „something” is what causes me, not consciously, but like a built in program to „search” or „pursuit” a firm structural form, a vigorous sensual expression in a painted work. [...] „Aftermath“, perhaps, is an inner concentration on a part of such secrets’consideration.”