Ashurst Emerging Artist Prize Winner 2015
24 is a self-portrait and the first portrait I did when I started painting in 2013. The gaze is strong – almost confrontational. The portrait was an attempt to convey myself honestly with minimal distractions in terms of background. Layers were built up of several weeks. In this way the image is a palimpsest, altered over a period of time but still bearing visible traces of the earlier brush strokes underneath.
Artist: Jessica Debba
Dimensions: 50cm x 40cm
Medium: Oil on Canvas
Ashurst Emerging Artist Employee Choice Winner 2015
Through the depiction of trees whose foliage is formed of dilapidated rooms Barbara Nati rewrites the relationship between the new standard of humankind and its memory. Vestiges accumulate like intricate rooms of lost memories. As circumstances deprive these spaces of their function they act as painful reminders of a loss.
Title: The House of This Evening. All Mine. #5
Artist: Barbara Nati
Dimensions: 125cm x 75cm
Medium: Lambda Print on Metallic Paper
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