The Cynthia Corbett Gallery has the great pleasure of presenting Young Masters Art Prize Shortlist Exhibition 2017.
8 Duke Street, St James’s, London, SW1Y 6BN
Exhibition runs 19 – 24 June 2017
Private View: Tuesday 20 June, 6.30 – 9.30pm
Prize Giving: by invitation only
Eighteen artists from across the globe will compete for this coveted international prize, which celebrates contemporary artists who pay homage to the skill and traditions of the past.
The shortlist includes Ghanaian-British multi-media artist Amartey Golding whose film Chainmail throws light over cultural behaviours towards race, gender and sexuality, while channelling the darkness of El Greco and Goya; Dutch fine art photographer Isabelle van Zeijl who blends the techniques and idioms of the Old Masters with present-day aesthetics to create striking self-portraits; British print-maker John Phillips whose eerie still lifes are created from over 1,000 separate photographs; and American painter Lucy Beecher Nelson who reinvents 15th century Italian marriage portraits.
The Young Masters Art Prize 2017 Shortlist
Amartey Golding | Antoine Schneck | Asya Reznikov | Azita Moradkhani | Carole Freeman | David Piddock | Isabelle van Zeijl | John Phillips | Lars Reiffers | Laura Hospes | Liane Lang | Liron Kroll | Lucy Beecher Nelson | Sasha Bowles | Sheila Rock | Stephen Snoddy | Tamara Al Mashouk | Yuehan Pan
Ten ceramic artists from across the globe will compete for this coveted prize, which is a strand of the Young Masters Art Prize, an international award that celebrates contemporary artists who pay homage to the skill and traditions of the past.
The shortlist includes Danish artist Malene Hartmann Rasmussen, whose figurative and narrative pieces have been influenced by the 15th century potter Bernard Palissy and his love of insects, story-telling and life casting techniques; British ceramicist Katie Spragg, who creates miniature worlds modelled in porcelain; and American artist Andrew Casto whose use of porcelain and gold lustre and the physicality of his abstract forms hark back to the development of historical bone china such as Sèvres and Meissen.
The Young Masters Maylis Grand Ceramics Prize Shortlist
Grant Aston | Andrew Casto | Tessa Eastman | Antonie Eikemans | Malene Hartmann Rasmussen | Lucille Lewin | Lauren Nauman | Irina Razumovskaya | Katie Spragg | Amber Zuber
The Young Masters Art Prize and Young Masters Maylis Grand Ceramics Prize shortlist exhibition will be held at Gallery 8 in the heart of London’s St James’s from 19 to 24 June 2017. A selection of shortlisted artists will be shown in an exhibition at the Royal Overseas League from 28 June to 8 September 2017 and at the Royal Opera Arcade Gallery from 2 to 14 October 2017 during Frieze week. The winner of both prize strands will be announced on 21 June.