noun: sprite; plural noun: sprites
1) an elf or fairy.
synonyms: fairy, elf, pixie, imp, brownie, puck, peri, goblin, hobgoblin, kelpie, leprechaun, dryad, sylph, naiad; literary faerie, fay; rare hob, nix, nixie, elfin
2) a computer graphic which may be moved on-screen and otherwise manipulated as a single entity.
3) a faint flash, typically red, sometimes emitted in the upper atmosphere over a thunderstorm owing to the collision of high-energy electrons with air molecules.
Middle English: alteration of sprit, a contraction of spirit
Rutene Merk (b. 1991, Vilnius; lives and works in Munich) received her arts education at Akademie der bildenden Künste, Munich; Edinburgh College of Art, Edinburgh; and the Vilnius Art Academy, Vilnius. Exhibitions: Marburger Kunstverein, Marburg (upcoming); Kunstverein München, Munich; Rupert, Vilnius; Vent Gallery, Vienna; Editorial, Vilnius; CAC Vilnius; 427 Gallery, Riga; Vartai Gallery, Vilnius; Art Hall Tallinn, Talinn; Malmö Konsthall, Malmö.
Rutene Merk. Sprites
Apr 28 – Jun 02, 2019
Downs & Ross