Lot 242 - Diana Savostaite - In the Bedroom
Lot 242 - Diana Savostaite - In the Bedroom

Lot 242 - Diana Savostaite - In the Bedroom

Oil Pastel on Paper
2021
A6 (10x15cm) original artwork
Signed on verso
ARTIST INFO

Diana Savostaite (b.1983) was born and raised in a small Lithuanian village. She is a graduate of Vilnius Academy of Arts (2006) and holds a BA honours degree in Fine Arts / Painting. Diana moved to London in 2006, where she has been actively participating in group and solo exhibitions across the UK. Diana uses oil painting as a primary medium to create colourful and expressive paintings. Her artworks combine lots of colour tones (from light and airy to dark and gloomy) and variety of brush strokes. The painting process is especially important to Diana. She begins her artwork with applying thin transparent colour washes, then progresses it with texture and bold brush strokes, then finishes it by adding any detailed touches. All of this creates a unique and vibrant atmosphere in her paintings. Diana is inspired by her closest surroundings, observation of daily experiences and especially - nature and a personal connection with it. In her latest work, Diana experiments with new shapes and combines them together in a various ways, so paintings interconnect with each other and create a visual story on the wall. This practice has allowed her artwork to break free from the traditional painting format or rules and has encouraged her to search for a new form of expression. Through this, Diana discovered an interesting combination between painting and shape. 

Exhibition/Awards

Diana has had several solo shows in UK - Cole’s Gallery, Leeds (2020), Thames Side Studios, London (2019 and 2017), Art Fix Gallery, London (2017), ASC – Unit 3, London (2013), London Regatta Centre, London (2013). Diana’s work has been selected for variety group exhibitions across the UK in venues like Royal Academy of Arts (London), Sunny Art Centre (London), Mall Galleries (London), Peterborough Museum (UK), The Bishop’s Palace in Wells (UK), The Old Truman’s Brewery (London), Penarth Pier Pavilion Gallery (UK), Hundred Years Gallery (London), Unit-3 Gallery (London), Arch Gallery (London), Saatchi Screen in Saatchi Gallery (London). In 2017 Diana was awarded with Winsor and Newton Young Artist Award while exhibiting her work in Mall Galleries (London). Recently, Diana won an artist’s open call with Colle’s Gallery in Leeds and has been awarded a solo exhibition. Diana’s artworks are held in several private art collections across the UK, Europe and USA.2019 - Digital Marketing Strategy, UAL, online short course. 2001- 2006 Vilnius Academy of Arts, Kaunas Faculty of Arts, Lithuania. Bachelor of Fine Arts, Study programme – Painting. Solo Exhibitions: 2020 - Cole’s Gallery, Leeds, UK 2019 - Private Spaces,Viewing Room, Thames-Side studios, London 2017 - Lounge, Thames-Side Studios, London, UK 2017 - Art Fix Gallery, Woolwich, London, UK 2013 - Paintings, ASC Unit-3, London, UK 2013 - City Signs, London Regatta Centre, London, UK 2006 - Underground, degree show - Vilnius Academy of Arts, Kaunas, Lithuania Group Exhibitions: 2020 - Summer Exhibition 2020, Royal Academy of Arts, London, UK 2020 - Sunny Art Prize 2020, Sunny Art Centre, London, UK 2020 - House Bound, Chapel Arts Studios, selected for an online group exhibition 2020 - A World Without End, no barking aRt gallery, selected for an online group exhibition 2019 - ‘Dinner Table’ painting chosen for Saatchi Screen, Saatchi Gallery, London, UK 2019 - New English Art Club Annual Exhibition, Mall Galleries, London, UK 2019 - Open exhibition, Peterborough Museum Gallery, Peterborough, UK 2018 - Royal Institute of Oil Painters Annual Exhibition, Mall Galleries, London, UK 2018 - Wells Art Contemporary, The Bishop’s Palace, Wells, UK 2018 - Society of Women Artists Annual Exhibition, Mall Galleries, London, UK 2018 – ‘Sunday Morning in the Bed’ selected for Saatchi Screen, Saatchi Gallery, London, UK 2018 - Royal Society of British Artists Annual Exhibition, Mall Galleries, London, UK 2017 - Royal Institute of Oil Painters Annual Exhibition, Mall Galleries, London, UK 2017 - Society of Women Artists Annual Exhibition, Mall Galleries, London, UK 2016 - Summer Exhibition, New Artist Fair, The Old Truman’s Brewery, London, UK 2016 - Pavilion Open Art Exhibition, Penarth Pier Pavilion-The Esplanade, Penarth, UK 2016 - Le Dame Gallery, Melia White House Hotel, London, UK 2016 - Open Art Exhibition, City Gallery, Peterborough, UK 2015 - Bells from the Deep, Hundred Years Gallery, London, UK 2015 - Pastel Society Annual Exhibition, Mall Galleries, London, UK 2013 - On Site, ASC Unit-3, London, UK 2013 - Dazed and Refused, Arch Gallery, London, UK Awards: 2020 - Winner of a solo exhibition with Cole’s Gallery, Leeds, UK 2020 – Selected for RA Summer Exhibition 2017 - Winsor and Newton Young Artist Award, Royal Institute of Oil Painters Annual Exhibition, Mall Galleries, London