Edvardas Racevičius

Edvardas Racevičius was born in 1974, Klaipėda, where he graduated from art school and E. Balsys Gymnasium of Arts. He worked and lived with Vilius Orvydas (Gargždelės village near Salantai) for one year and this experience gave him a beginning of acquaintance with such a material as wood. During that year he created his first sculptures from wood. Later followed studies at Telšiai Priest Seminary and theological studies in Vilnius Pedagogical University, when in 1997 artist returned to the wood sculpture and started an intensive creative road. He moved to Greifswald (Germany) from 2002, where he continues living. Since 2001 E. Racevičius has held ten personal exhibitions, as well participated in group exhibitions and symposiums in Germany.

At the (AV17) gallery an opening will be held for the exhibition Wood sculpture by Lithuanian origin sculptor Edvardas Racevičius, who is currently living and working in Germany. After taming wood as a substance, the artist gives meaning to all of his artistic ideas in this particular material, which represents life and spirituality. Human figures squeezed in tree trunks or growing out of them tell their own, irony flavored stories or remind of strange situations to the viewer, in which everyone can find at least a small part of themselves, recognize experienced state or identify to the image itself.

In the artist’s sculptures usually lonely, apathetic, standardized unit of gray crowd – a human being with a white shirt and black trousers – is seen. The artist ironically plays with his fate by placing him in awkward situations: he depicts the figure without head or settled on a tree trunk and broom stick, he leaves sticking out branches of tree instead of the figures arms or head. And this human being becomes a mirror of society, he represents everybody’s apparent “I”, which may actually exist or be just an illusion. The tree and branches mark all what is near, what forms the apparent “I” – it can be people, society, nature, religion, etc. They become an extension of individual, therefore, in the sculptures figures rise from a wooden pedestal and hands are replaced with branches. Through the tree human extensions go back to the ground – the essence and beginning of everything.


  • 1974 in Klaipeda,Litauen geboren
  • 1982 – 1992 Eduardo Balsio-Kunstgymnasium Klaipeda,Litauen
  • 1991 – 1992 bei dem Bildhauer Vilius Orvydas gelebt und gearbeitet
  • 1992 – 1995 Priesterausbildung und Studium der Theologie im Priesterseminar Telšiai, Litauen
  • 1995 – 1997 Studium der Theologie und Sozialpädagogik an der Pädagogischen Universität Vilnius
  • seit 1997 als Bildhauer tätig
  • 2002 Umzug nach Greifswald, Deutschland


  • 2014 Berlin: Skulptur, Litauische Botschaft in Deutschland
  • 2013 Vilnius: Holzskulptur, Galerie “AV17”
  • 2013 Bad Segeberg: Skulpturen und Zeichnungen, KulturHof Otto Flath
  • 2012 Greifswald: Menschen und Bäume. (Skulptur), Galerie im St. Spiritus
  • 2008 Greifswald: Garten 133 (Skulptur und Grafik), Galerie im St. Spiritus
  • 2008 Ludwigsburg: Kunst offen (Skulptur, Grafik, Malerei)
  • 2007 Greifswald: Spielzeit (Malerei und Grafik), Foyergalerie Theater
  • 2006 Greifswald: Malerei, Galerie Valtis
  • 2006 Stralsund: Frequenzen, Speicher am Katharinenberg
  • 2005 Stralsund: Extras, Speicher am Katharinenberg
  • 2004 Greifswald: Graphiken, Projekt WBS70
  • 2001 Vilnius, Litauen: Skulpturen, pilies galerija


  • 2015 Greifswald: Human Phantasy, Galerie Stp
  • 2015 Berlin: Arb‘, Galerie Kurt im Hirsch
  • 2015 Belgien, Kluisbergen: Infected, Beukenhof
  • 2015 Bad Homburg: Tricolor, Galerie Artlantis
  • 2014 Müncheberg: Who is afraid of figurative sculpture?, Schloss Trebnitz
  • 2014 Salzkotten-Niederntudorf: STATIONKUNST, Atelier Werner Schlegel
  • 2014 Greifswald: Schrödinger‘s, Galerie im IPP
  • 2013 Berlin: Berliner Liste
  • 2013 Klaipeda: Arb, (Skulptur/Fotografie), Galerie “Si:said”
  • 2013 Berlin: Elemente.Schwerkraft.Gleichgewicht. Kunstgiesserei&Galerie Flierl
  • 2012 Greifswald: Werkschau (Skulptur), Polly Faber
  • 2011 Greifswald: KulturaNatura (Skulptur, Malerei und Video), Kulturbar
  • 2011 Greifswald: Sammlung Fleischervorstadt
  • 2010 Burgwedel: Realismus mal 3, Kunstverein Burgwedel/Isernhagen e.V.
  • 2009 Greifswald: Sieben, Galerie art-cube
  • 2008 Greifswald: Artikulation , Amtsgericht Greifswald
  • 2008 Greifswald: TOM (Installation), art-cube
  • 2008 Greifswald: Innenraum Text – Galerie Koeppenhaus
  • 2005 Rostock / Greifswald: distances – Bild und Klang, Körper und Raum
  • 2003 Sankt Andreasberg: 9. Kunstausstellung Natur- Mensch


  • 2011 Kronach: Holzart XV
  • 2011 Kriebstein: Kunst am Wasser
  • 2011 Stadthagen: anders & begabt
  • 2011 Kenzingen: Wegbereiter
  • 2011 Bad Schlema: Unterwelten
  • 2010 St. Blasien: 15. Internationaler Holzbildhauer-Wettbewerb
  • 2010 Sesslach: Internationales Holzbildhauersymposium
  • 2009 Eppstein: Zeitzeuge Holz (1. Preis)
  • 2009 Kronach: Holzart XIII (1. Preis)
  • 2009 Bad Salzungen: ParkZeit (1. Preis)
  • 2008 Falkenstein: Internationales Holzbildhauersymposium
  • 2008 Salantai, Litauen: 4. Internationales Bildhauersymposium, Orvido sodyba
  • 2006 Greifswald: International students festival
  • 2005 Greifswald: International students festival
  • 2005 Meiningen: Schönheit – Freiheit
  • 2004 Kriebstein: Kunst am Wasser
  • 2004 Stadtroda: Irren ist menschlich
  • 2003 Stadtroda: Symposium
  • 2002 Stadtroda: Komm! Ins Offene, Freund!