Diana Savostaite (b.1983, Lithuania) is living and working in London. She uses oil paint as her primary medium to create expressive, colourful, semi-abstract paintings. Diana is a graduate of Vilnius Academy of Arts, where she achieved a BA in Fine Arts/Painting. Latest exhibitions include Summer Exhibition at Royal Academy of Arts (2020), Sunny Art Prize at Sunny Art Centre (2020). In 2020 Diana won an artist’s open call with Colle’s Gallery (Leeds, UK) and has been awarded a solo exhibition. In 2017 she was awarded with Winsor and Newton Young Artist Award, exhibiting her work in Mall Galleries (London, UK).
'My inspiration comes from closest surroundings, observation of daily experiences, nature, and occasional sound meditation. I am interested in expressing my own personal connection with the outer world, through painting immersive sensual experiences.
In my latest work, I experiment with irregularly shaped canvases, combine them together in a various way so paintings interconnect with each other and tell a visual story on the wall. This practice allows me to break free from the traditional painting format or rules and encourages me to constantly search for my own authentic way of expression. Through this, I discovered an interesting combination between painting and shape. I choose to build my own canvas frames because it gives me the sense of individuality and complete accomplishment of my ideas.'
BA, Vilnius Academy of Arts, Kaunas Faculty of Arts, Lithuania