ILJA BEREZNICKAS

We are honoured to host a virtual exhibition of Ilja Bereznickas (born 1948), a famous Lithuanian caricaturist and animator. To many of you, Bereznickas may be best known for “Baubas” (“The Hobgoblin”), perhaps the most well-known Lithuanian animation film.
Bereznickas graduated from the Kaunas Polytechnic Institute with a degree in architecture in 1970, and since then has been working in the genre of caricature and books illustration, the outcome of which is now proudly displayed in the present exhibition.
The allure of the artist’s works lies in their witty sarcasm and irony, but at the same time all of his works remain warm, lively and humorous. Perhaps, this is the reason why Bereznickas appeals both to children and adults. He is a skillful artist who manages to subtly speak about serious things in a joking manner.
In one of his interviews Bereznickas said: “The most important thing is a good story which will draw attention”. With that being said, we hope that the works presented in this exhibition will draw your attention and entertain your mind.