The Young Masters, one of the UK’s more interesting emerging art competitions has announced the dates for this year’s exhibition. Amongst the shortlist is commercial photographer for Rolling Stone and GQ , Red Saunders, who has produced photographs inspired by the paintings of Rembrandt, Velazquez and Caravaggio; textile designer Alice Palmer who uses industrial machines to create knitted artworks in a tapestry style; and young painter Caterina Voltolini whose self-portraits take influence from the style of Italian artists Fra Angelico and Giotto.
The Young Masters Art Prize was established by gallerist Cynthia Corbett in 2009. This year the shortlist has been selected from over 300 applications and the winner will be selected by a panel of judges comprising art historian and journalist, Godfrey Barker (Head Judge); Secretary and Chief Executive of the Royal Academy of Arts, Charles Saumarez Smith; Founder of Sphinx Fine Art, Roy Bolton; international collector, Werner Grub; Founder and Director of Fluff PR, Ben Austin; and Associate Director of the Young Masters Art Prize, Daisy McMullan.
The artists will participate in two exhibitions at Sphinx Fine Art and Lloyds Club, London between September and December 2014, curated by young collaborative duo R/E Collective and featuring previous winner Lottie Davies as a guest artist. On Wednesday 29 October, at a VIP event sponsored by Baydonhill, the judging panel will award three prizes: an overall prize of £1,500, and two highly commended prizes of £500 each, kindly donated by the Artists’ Collecting Society. The winning artists will also be invited to exhibit in a showcase of their work abroad, as part of the 2015 Young Masters International Tour.
Shortlisted artists: Alice Palmer, Ana Teles, Anum Jamal, Bex Massey, Caterina Voltolini, Chantal Powell, Charlotta Janssen, Christopher Stacey, Dene Leigh, Eleanor Watson, Elisabeth Caren, Elise Ansel EVEWRIGHT, Fabiano Parisi, Gillian Hyland, Hannah Williamson, Johann de Wet, Jonathan Paul Davies, Julie Roch-Cuerrier, Juergen Wolf, Marwane Pallas, Michal Cole, Nick Cuthell, Nick Simpson, Oliver Jones, Phillip Hua, Red Saunders, Robert Hodge, Saskia Boelsums, and Sophie Harris-Taylor.
Young Masters Art Prize 2014 The Lloyds Club 42 Crutched Friars, London, EC3N 2AP Opening hours: by appointment during the hours of Monday – Friday 8am – 5.30pm Private View: 17th September 2014, 6.30-9pm Nearest Tube: Tower Hill 16th September 2014 – 5th December 2014
Young Masters Art Prize 2014 Sphinx Fine Art 125 Kensington Church Street, London, W8 7LP Opening hours: Monday – Friday, 10am-6pm; Saturday 11am-4pm; Sunday closed. Private View: 15th October 2014, 6 – 9pm Prize Giving: 29th October 2014 (by invitation only) Nearest Tube: Notting Hill Gate 14th October 2014 – 31st October 2014
Image : Michal Cole © all rights reserved