The art residence in Lisbon, the exhibition in Vilnius and the monetary prize – this year was awarded the best young painter in the Baltic States. The international commission was most impressed by Monica Plentauskaitė. The Young Painter Prize in Vilnius was presented 10 times. On this occasion were opened four YPP exhibitions and two satelitte exhibitions in the capital of Lithuania.
About 100 young painters from the Baltic States competed for the title of the best young artist. Monika Plentauskaitė was elected. According to the International Commission, in her work Monika managed to perfectly balance painting technique and conceptual background so it speaks confidentiality and directly to the viewer, empowering us with its strength. Its even more encouraging as it comes from a young female artist. Talking about her family history, she’s able to erase the boundaries between her story and the lives of viewers.
The Special Mention – autoriai Prize Winner / 1000 eur. Congrats Gabrielė Vingraitė
The Additional Prize Winner – The Rooster Gallery Open Prize / 500 eur. Congrats Liisa Kruusmagi.
Photography: Rytis Šeškaitis