presenters and fashion insiders, including Tim Marlow, Sadie Coles, Isobel Harbison, Francesca Gavin, Mark Titchner and Tom Morton, have decided the shortlist.
The competition was open to all UK based artists under the age of 35, not represented by a gallery and not currently studying. Artists of all genres were invited to submit their most innovative and interesting work for the judges' consideration. There was an overwhelming response of an incredibly high calibre. The five shortlisted artists and one overall winner have been selected on the basis of what the panel judge to be the most innovative, interesting and well produced work. The winner will receive a cash prize of £6,000 and each of the shortlisted artists £1,000.
Graduating in Fine Art and then receiving an MA in Photography from London College of Communication in 2007, Peter Ainsworth's work explores the urban landscape, how our interactions are affected by our environment and the marks that human activity leaves upon this landscape.
Since graduating from The Slade School of Art in 2008, Francesca has taken part in exhibitions at Studio Voltaire, Tate Modern, and Hayward Gallery Concrete amongst many others. Interested in the occurrences of everyday life and how we perceive them, Anfossi takes mementos as her inspiration for her sculpture, video and
Canadian born, British based artist Steve Bishop graduated from the Royal College of Art in 2008. His sculptures employ a sensitive appropriation of found objects relating to their form and identity outside of the art work itself.
Laura Buckley completed her MA at Chelsea College of Art and Design in 2007. Her work has been featured at 176, London, in the Derek Jarman Film Programme at the Serpentine Gallery, London and in numerous group shows in the UK and Europe. Buckley creates immersive dream‐
Multi‐disciplinary sculptor Jess Flood‐Paddock's works employ objects, video and images. She aims to question contemporary awareness questioning how we perceive and assess objects around us.
The winner will be announced a week before the exhibition. The shortlisted artists and the winner will exhibit work at the renowned Stephen Friedman Gallery in London from July 30 to August 21, 2010.
Stephen Friedman is one of London's leading contemporary art galleries. Established in 1995, the gallery now occupies three spaces on Old Burlington Street, London W1. Known for its international outlook, the gallery has championed artists at the beginning of their career, nurturing leading art stars amongst the likes of Thomas Hirschhorn, Yoshitomo Nara, David Shrigley, and Yinka Shonibare, MBE.
Stephen Friedman Gallery, 25-28 Burlington Street, London, W1S 3AN
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