Invitation to YPP'17

The project “Young Painter Prize”, which is taking place for the ninth 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, 2017. 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 2017”. 2. Applications for participation should be submitted by the young artists under the age.. 

I Can’t – But We Can

Dear fellow painter, I hereby begin this text by claiming that you are not the one and only cause of your painting. For me this assertion acquires increasingly more importance and clarity. We are affected by environment during creative processes, therefore the resulting artwork is an outcome of these influences as well. Today, while speaking of my own art, I cannot claim that a certain painting or drawing belongs exceptionally to me. I am thankful for everything I created to all those people I meet and all these situations I was involved in. 



Welcome to the Dollhouse: On Painting and Perspective

Though titled The Façade, a façade is precisely what is missing in Vita Opolskytė’s 2015 painting, which peels back the outer layer of a house to reveal a cross-section of its interiors. The rooms are stacked like shoeboxes, with the walls and floors rendered in the rumpled manner of old cardboard. The architecturally-induced wooziness is enhanced by the stark contrast of the dazzlingly-patterned wallpaper against the murky warmth of the wood paneling, or the quiet pauses of the plainly-painted..