RCA Painting MA
Egle Jauncems has been awarded the inaugural David Hockney Scholarship for MA Painting students at the Royal College of Art. The fully-funded, two-year scholarship is intended to support a student with particular drawing and painting abilities. Egle was selected in light of the connection between painting, drawing and printmaking value by Hockney himself.
On her recent visit to Hockney's studio in LA, Egle commented:
When I saw David in his studio I was speechless... I was just observing the space, and this confident and curious man who was sitting next to me. I must admit my visit to LA was one of the most memorable things I have done in my life so far.
Juan Cruz, Dean of the RCA, describes Egle's work:
Egle uses drawing to work through her fascination with paintings of powerful men that she observes, principally at the National Gallery in London. The drawings both celebrate and lampoon what she observes to be the sexually charged politics inherent in the images – there's an interesting resemblance to De Kooning's Woman series paintings here. In some instances, the drawings are translated into inventive material constructions, but they are also worthy of attention in their own right.