TSEKH gallery represents some of the most interesting artists of Eastern Europe. Started in 2005 and later became one of contemporary art centres in Kyiv, in 2016 TSEKH established a new distinctive venue in Vilnius and therefore have spread it‘s activities internationally.
Today TSEKH presents a talented artist Vladmiras Mackevičius, mostly known to the public for his paintings and graphics, who is currently exploring the creative form of mass production inspired art objects. In his new project called “Free man” the artist criticizes the contemporary concept of freedom in everyday life.
When living secondary lives in the virtual reality, we are sacrificing time to strict self-discipline, the final consequence of which is an empty screen and suddenly lost hours, days, years. Virtual dump evaporates into a black internet hole, and, lifted our eyes from phones, we see the forgotten, true reality – full of mess and polluted with material garbage. We see it as we created it, by surrounding our true environment with worthless goods, which highlight inner emptiness.
„Time – it is a key, with which we should open new horizons in within our personalities and invent new tones of life in the outside world. Usually we close ourselves with this key, by wasting our time in vain. We explore the abyss of digital space, we don‘t know how to separate useful information from garbage. Hours on social networks, observing people who are strangers to us, often dreaming to be like them. Scroll kills rock‘n‘roll... Digits will never give a feeling of Love, freedom to love. All in all, it‘s difficult with feelings in a digital world,“ – V. Mackevičius.