Invitation to YPP'16

The project “Young Painter Prize”, which is taking place for the eighth time, invites young artists from three Baltic States – Lithuania, Latvia and Estonia – to submit applications. The applications of participants must be submitted by 1 September, 2016. Conditions for participation in the project: 1. All artists that have a degree in art or are studying it, as well as senior art students can participate in the project “Young Painter Prize 2016”. 2. Applications for participation should be submitted by...


“the subjunctive sexual mood blossoms allegedly”

Today’s lively, young painting is, for me personally, more than a canvas or an idea. I believe it is an entire story—one that encompasses more than the viewer sees or could possibly see. It is intimacy. Something that always brings forth a feeling—like a familiar smell that transports you to a moment in the past in which the person associated with that smell once existed, yet in our memory there remains only an emotion, not an image. I was overcome by a similar... 

 

A few remarks and anecdotes about contemporary painting

In an article that has already become a classic, titled “Why are conceptual Artists Painting Again? Because They Think It’s a Good Idea”, art critic Jan Verwoert talks about the paradoxes of the state of contemporary painting that are, in my view, particularly relevant for today’s younger painters searching for creative inspiration as well as financial and symbolic motivation. According to Verwoert, after the wave of conceptual art in the 1950s, painting—though it remained...