28.10 – 20.11.2016
Rosanda Sorakaitė / LT “Night light” 200x150 cm, acrylic and oil on canvas, 2016
Sanda Skujiņa / LV “Swimmers who were destined to meet but it never happened” 150x200 cm, acrylic / charcoal on canvas, 2016
Vita Opolskytė / LT “Portrait of prince Balthasar as a friend (do not tell your mother)” 150x110 cm, oil on canvas, 2016
Beatričė Danieliūtė / LT "The Green Spruce" 180x70 cm, medium-density fibreboard, charcoal, oil paint, 2016
Marius Bražas / LT “Child wreck” 60x80 cm, oil on canvas, 2015
Algimantas Černiauskas / LT “I believe in you, so probably what you say - it’s true” 300x500 cm, oil on canvas, 2016
Liisa Kruusmägi / EE “Blue Jungle” 120x100 cm, acrylic on canvas, 2015
Alexei Gordin / EE “Exist here” 114x87 cm, acrylic on canvas, 2016
Adriāna Vīgnere / LV “A little of everyday“ 7x7 cm, oil on canvas, 2016
Elīna Vītola / LV “Eight out of ten floors lamps” series of 8 paintings, each 50x40 cm, acrylic on canvas, 2015
Liisa Jugapuu / EE “Much better I” 21x29,7 cm, watercolor and acrylic, 2016
Auksė Miliukaitė / LT “For once in a lifetime pancakes please” 80x105 cm, oil on canvas, 2016
Mart Vainre / EE “Self-contained painting II” 120x90 cm, oil and enamel on linen, 2016
Indrė Ercmonaitė / LT “Untitled” 87x111 cm, oil on canvas, 2016
Dovilė Bilkštienė / LT “Holiday” 40x50 cm oil on canvas, 2016

The winner of Young Painter Prize 2016 is announced in Vilnius

On October 28, Tsekh Gallery in Vilnius hosted one of the most important art events in the Baltic countries – Young Painter Prize 2016. Among 15 finalists a jury of art critics, curators and painters decided that this year’s prize would go to Rosanda Sorakaitė for the painting Night Light. Two Second Prizes were awarded to Adriāna Vīgnere (Latvia) and Vita Opolskytė (Lithuania), while Dovilė Bilkštienė (Lithuania) got the Viewers’ Choice Award.
Young Painter Prize, held since 2009, combines the Lithuanian, Latvian and Estonian young artists with a common goal – to present their national identity, art school practices and personal creative potential. According to art critics, the project has become a kind of Baltic younger generation painting chronicler, an important platform for young artists. Moreover, this project aims to help its target audience in both Lithuania and abroad – art collectors, managers, curators – to discover new talent in Baltic States.
This project is focused solely on artists under 30 years old from all disciplines who have acquired (or are in the process of acquiring) a diploma in art. The age limit has been imposed deliberately as the organisers wish to concentrate only on those very young artists who have just graduated (or are graduating) universities and have not yet had the opportunity to appear in public. This category of young artists is most vulnerable and has the largest need for support.
The young Lithuanian painter Rosanda Sorakaite tells us a bit more about her creative work just after receiving the prize – 2500 Euros and the chance to work and live in art residency in Budapest for two months.