Simona Rukuižaitė 2019


map of all Riu d’art artworks

The term ‘Inclusus’ (Latin – ‘included, incorporated’) refers to the installation of mosaic compositions in the “cracks” in crumbling walls. We can find these in the streets of the old part of the village of Riba-roja d’Ebre.

This piece of artwork is a tribute to the subtlety of colour and form in the walls of abandoned buildings. The meditative process of putting together pieces of mosaic is an attempt to attract the eye away from the rest of the decomposition.

The implementation of the technique of mosaic art is linked to the performance of the urban environment. The artwork is limited to urban space, while changing spray paint or acrylic materials commonly used to an alternative expression of street art.

We present artists Simona Rukuižaitė. Born 1994, she graduated from the Academy of Arts in Vilnius 2018 with a degree in monumental arts.

She works primarily in painting and experimental techniques of mosaic. The artists says, ‘The method in which I trust my artistic practice – the creation of art as an object of art builds not only a sense of visual aesthetics, but also a source of reflection on philosophical and cultural contexts. The variety of natural materials used joins interdisciplinary visual language: objects and mixed paintings’.

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The best way to experience the Riu d’art Open Air Gallery is with a guided tour! The Riba Rocks association members offer guided tours in either English, Catalan or Spanish. A perfect activity for all the family. (Tours are free, although a donation to the association would be greatly appreciated.)

We offer guided tours throughout the summer months. The tour is completed in two parts, a morning stroll and an evening walk. With a long lunch and siesta break in between. If you would like to book a guided tour fill in the form below.

If you are visiting Riba-roja d’Ebre and would like to stay, we can recommended accommodation. Riba Rocks can arrange lunch for you at a local bar or restaurant as part of the day tour. The tour offers you an insight into the background of each artist and the concept behind their work in Riba-roja d’Ebre.

It is a great way of seeing the beautiful, village streets and other sites along the way. You will be given your own map which indicates where each artwork can be found. You can then revisit or recommend to a friend!

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