Meda Norbutaitė is a very talented Lithuanian artist.
Since 1997 has held more than 20 personal exhibitions, participated in more than 170 group exhibitions, worked with projects in Lithuania and abroad (Latvia, Estonia, Moldova, Byelorussia, Georgia, the Netherlands, France, Czech Republic, Switzerland, Norway, South Korea, Russia, Slovenia, Croatia, Poland, Germany, Austria, etc.).
In the landscape of the contemporary fine arts of Lithuania, Meda Norbutaitė should be distinguished because of her intellectuality and emphasized sensuality, pointing to her passionate nature. From here arises the plastic language of elemental energy of her painting, often shockingly open erotic motifs, numerous striking baroque details. Human figures and objects in her works are usually painted in an emphatically realistic manner, highlighting fanciful reliefs and creasy surfaces. But sometimes, especially in the erotic visions and the so-called ‘still lives of thought’, the habitual features of objects are distorted by metaphors emerging from her poetic perception of reality; real things mingle with the unreal images of dreams and erotic fantasies. The imagery of her paintings is created from various details, linked by association and inherited from different art styles (for example, realism and symbolism, or naturalism and abstraction), merged together like in a collage, and often contradicting one another because of that.
The main object of Norbutaitė’s creative aspiration is the human existence, its emotional experiences, eroticism, the beauty of the harmonious body, the relation of man to the surrounding world of objects and forms of nature.