Eimantas Ludavičius, who creates objects and adornments, is a master of metal – steel, bronze, and iron. His artistic language is based on laconic and emphatically not embellished shapes, gained in the heating process, when metals change their colour, wrinkle, and burn through. Processes and accidents rather than results are the primary design; the aesthetization of “ugliness” – these principles of Post-Modernism, are visible in many artworks, created by Ludavičius. The artist can make materials pretend and be what they are not. For example, the brooches, which he presented at his solo exhibition in the Gallery, were made of forged iron. This heavy, prose material was shaped in such a subtle way that resembled the adornments of a lady of antiquity. Now the artist presents “A Little Cow” which is a joke, juggling visitors. In their eyes, the cow, framed in steel, seems to be carved of amber, whereas in reality it is made of wax. The illusions and secrets have their charm, if you do not want to clue all of them. The jewellery object Stella is an amber plaquette, covered with lines of unreadable drawing, and has a silver key for unlocking secrets. It is designed to fantasize. While playing secrets, it makes no difference whether some elements were real (such as the original, beautiful amber), and others were “unreal” and did not match in style (such as white motor-paint enamel, and a key string). Looking at the jewellery objects Layout of a Cloister or Saturn’s Quadrate, you do not care whether the numbers inscripted in the quadrate really have any magic meaning. It is more important that this knick-knack catches your eye. Why? The reason rests in Eimantas Ludavičiaus’ talent to implement the aesthetics of “ugliness”.