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DRAF Studio – Augustas Serapinas. Dusting the Grounds. The third residency in DRAF Studio (16–30 Jun 2016)

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Public Event: Thurs 30 Jun, 6–9pm

DRAF invites Lithuanian artist Augustas Serapinas for the third residency in DRAF Studio. Serapinas researched the history of the building, built in the 1870s as a furniture factory, carefully examining the current space for traces of former identities. The scars and marks on the floor of DRAF Studio, possibly the result of heavy machinery once occupying the loft, inspire a new installation using scraps leftover from past projects by the Foundation to design and create new woodwork compositions.

On 30 Jun, DRAF celebrates the end of Serapinas’ residency as the workshop is opened to the public, inviting visitors to discover both the process and the results of his residency.

Augustas Serapinas (b.1990, Vilnius) is an artist whose practice focuses on reimagining and restaging physical and social spaces through a variety of interventions, variations, and constructions. Serapinas studied at the Vilnius Academy of Arts (2009-2013) in Lithuania, spending his final year at the Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts in Copenhagen, Denmark. Additionally, he completed the Rupert Educational Program in Vilnius (2013-2014). Interested in the relational and non-material practices of the early 1990s, Serapinas works with spatiality as a means of exploring the encounter and inter-personal social relations. His practice reveals and reinvents both public and private spaces, to consider individual subjectivity and collective identity.

DRAF Studio is supported by Arts Council England and DRAF Galleries Circle.

Thanks to Lithuanian Cultural Institute and Emalin.

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  • Augustas Serapinas, Dusting the Grounds, 2016, in DRAF Studio.Courtesy the artist. Photo: Mark Blower.
    1/3Augustas Serapinas, Dusting the Grounds, 2016, in DRAF Studio.Courtesy the artist. Photo: Mark Blower.
  • Augustas Serapinas, Dusting the Grounds, 2016, in DRAF Studio.Courtesy the artist. Photo: Mark Blower.
    2/3Augustas Serapinas, Dusting the Grounds, 2016, in DRAF Studio.Courtesy the artist. Photo: Mark Blower.
  • Augustas Serapinas, Dusting the Grounds, 2016, in DRAF Studio.Courtesy the artist. Photo: Mark Blower.
    3/3Augustas Serapinas, Dusting the Grounds, 2016, in DRAF Studio.Courtesy the artist. Photo: Mark Blower.