Galius Kličius was born in Vilnius in 1950. He graduated from the Lithuanian Art Institute in 1973, with a specialization in theater art. He is a member of the Lithuanian Artists' association and the Union of Cinematographers. He is a laureate of the Lithuanian National Prize for Culture and Arts (1980), Antanas Gudaitis Painting Competition (2012), and the winner of three Silver Cranes (2008, 2011, 2017).

 

Galius is a theater artist and a great scenographer.  Once, when his venture into scenography had just begun, he consoled himself by saying that it is better to be the twentieth stage designer than the thousandth painter. However, Galius has never left painting. In 1993, during his free time from theater and cinema, the stage designer began to paint. Since then he has held several personal exhibitions and participated in group exhibitions. His canvas immerses the viewer as the theater itself. The scenes are free and noncommittal, but the characters themselves carry weight and drama. Each picture is hypnotic and engaging like an interesting chapter from a book or a performance. Galius says that he paints to return to where he missed something, or to overtake something that has already moved forward! It's like stopping time, as though a fixation. "I just want peace and beauty," said Galius, explaining why he still finds time to paint at home after working at the cinema and theater.

Galius Klicius

Galius Kličius

"I like Rembrandt,", 2014-15, oil on canvas, 80x100, 900€

Galius Kličius

"Flood", 2016, oil on canvas, 80x100, 900€

Galius Kličius

"Get-together", 2015, oil on canvas, 60x80, 750€

Galius Kličius

"Mask", 2015, oil on canvas, 70x50, 700€

Galius Kličius

"Busker", 2016, oil on canvas, 80x60, 800€

Galius Kličius

"Sunbath", 2007, oil on canvas, 80x60, 700€

Galius Kličius

"Portrait", 2008, oil on canvas, 70x60, 500€