Fine art materials brand Winsor & Newton recently launched its inaugural artist-in-residence grants in Germany. Following the success of the academic programme The Fine Art Collective, selected painting professors in Germany, Austria and Switzerland were asked to recommend artistic positions from their classes for two spots in residency at Künstlerhaus Bethanien in Berlin.
A jury of artists and curators selected Aneta Kajzer and Manuel Stehli as the first recipients of the grant. For a six-month period over a year, each artist will receive a studio, a monthly stipend for living expenses, curatorial guidance and technical support on paints, including the supply of all paint used during the residency, followed by a joint exhibition at Künstlerhaus Bethanien in spring 2018. Berlin Art Link Productions visited the studio of current resident Aneta Kajzer, whose bold and colourful large-scale paintings often encompass humorous references to the physical body, while exceeding its human dimensions.