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1©Adele Ganciere
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1©Adele Ganciere

Adelė Gančierė

  • Paper cutter
  • Utena, Lithuania
  • Rising Star
Adelė Gančierė Paper cutter
Contact
Lithuanian, English
Hours:
By appointment only
Phone:
+370 65579820
1©Adele Ganciere

Woodcuts and linocuts

  • • Adelė has been cutting wood since the age of 16
  • • Several generations of her family have dedicated themselves to folk art
  • • Lithuanian folk art gives her peace of mind

Adelė Gančierė has been surrounded by folk art since childhood: her mother is a famous paper-cutting artist, and many of her family members were involved in folk art. It was therefore a natural choice to pursue that folk art as a career. Adelė could talk for hours about woodcuts, linocuts, and their history. Having immersed herself in this art form as a teenager, she not only wrote her final thesis at university about woodcuts but also published a book. Her woodcuts and linocuts now travel to the farthest corners of the world and she regularly organises exhibitions and workshops, proving by example that folk art can find a place in modern everyday life. Her cuttings are inspired by Lithuanian folk songs and fairy tales, combining traditional forms with contemporary presentations.

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Works

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Photo: ©Adele Ganciere
Cold Autumn

Finding warmth and tranquillity in her craft, Adelė Gančierė created this traditional linocut on a chilly autumn evening while it was rainy and dark outside. Warmth and happiness are emitted by a cat riding a bicycle.

Width 16 cm
Height 20 cm

Photo: ©Adele Ganciere
Angel

This traditional Lithuanian linocut shows an angel bringing everyone some much-needed happiness by announcing good news.

Width 20 cm
Height 30 cm

Photo: ©Adele Ganciere
Traditional lithuanian fairytale

The Lithuanian folktale: The Twelve Brothers, Twelve Black Ravens is portrayed in this classic linocut. In order to engage both young and older children in Lithuanian folk tales, the craftswoman tries to capture the dramatic atmosphere of the fairy tale.

Width 45 cm
Height 45 cm

Photo: ©Adele Ganciere
Birdies

One of the vibrant compositions that warms the atmosphere, fills the space, and beckons spring. This piece was made using a handmade linocut.

Width 30 cm
Height 42 cm

Photo: ©Adele Ganciere
Jūratė and Kastytis

This traditional linocut is based on the Lithuanian folktale Jūratė and Kastytis, which is undoubtedly the most beautiful fairy tale for the artisan personally. It is about the love between the Queen of the Baltic Sea and a fisherman, about sacrifice, and about the significance of little things in daily life.

Width 45 cm
Height 45 cm

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