Egle Jauncems, 31, has become the first recipient of Hockney’s scholarship, worth about £40,000, after the British artist chose her from among four students nominated by the RCA.
She recently met Hockney in Los Angeles. “Realising I was in his studio having a conversation about different artistic experiences and practices felt rather surreal,” said Jauncems, who has a BA in Sinology from Vilnius University and is now studying for her MA.
Her work includes the use of acrylics and pastels on canvases that have been hand-woven with rough string and fine organic silk.
Bradford-born Hockney studied at the RCA between 1959 and 1962. His works, including portraits and pop art paintings of swimming pools, sell for millions of pounds and he is also…
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