After having received almost 100 applications on the Launch night (thank you everyone), studionAme is very please to announce that we have selected Indre Rimselyte as our very first recipient of the Toru Namekawa residency award.

“Using oil paints Indre Rimselyte creates figurative paintings of different realities and fantasy worlds. She is inspired by her dreams and nature which the artist communicates through painting on canvas. Indre is currently most interested in the relationship between humans and animals, how there is a distinct separation between the two regardless that humans are classified as animals in the biological kingdoms. She also explores that childhood is when we most believe that our dreams and daily lives are magical. The art movement which closely relates to her practice is magical realism, this is something she has been passionate in from a young age.”

A final year art student at DMU this residency will help Indre concentrate on building her freelance work as well as applying for national competitions and more generally, aiding her research and development.

The residency will take place in 2017 and comes with a free studio for 3 months, critical support, a final show (if requested) and a £600 cash stipend.

Congratulations Indre.

For more information on Indre and her work pleas visit https://www.instagram.com/indier.art/

 

 

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