Only three weeks to go before the national Griffin Art Prize shortlist exhibition comes to White Moose in North Devon. Winning collaborative artist partnership Luke George and Elizabeth Rose, whose work will be exhibited alongside the other nine shortlisted artists for the Prize, have just sent over some pictures of new work they have created since winning it. This is one of our favourites, more to come soon!
Luke George and Elizabeth Rose‘s large exploratory canvases play with colour, textures and mark-making, and explore the heart and nature of pigments and their properties. The artists work on the canvas separately, each taking time to reflect before passing it back and forth to each other until a mutual sense of completion has been achieved.
This year’s impressive line-up of Griffin Art Prize judges included Jessica Lack (former Art Critic at The Guardian and Deputy Editor of Tate Magazine) and Zavier Ellis (Co-Founder of The Future Can Wait and Director of Charlie Smith London), who awarded George and Rose the 2013 Griffin Art Prize at an official ceremony in November last year. Judge Jessica Lack said:
“We chose Luke George and Elizabeth Rose‘s work on the basis of their thought provoking use and investigation of the materiality of their environment and their successful use of artist collaboration in a genre that is often an intensely personal expression of an individual, abstract painting.”
Launched in 2012, the Griffin Art Prize is an exciting annual opportunity for emerging UK based artists specifically working in painting and drawing. The 2013 shortlist exhibition held in London in November attracted leading collectors, critics and art world professionals. Supported by major fine art brands Winsor & Newton, Liquitex and Conté à Paris, the prize itself offers the winning candidate a six month London studio residency and other shortlisted artists can win sponsorship deals worth £250.
The Griffin Art Prize shortlist exhibition is at White Moose, Barnstaple, from Fri 21 Feb until Sat 29 Mar 2014.
There will be more news on this blog soon about a number of exciting events programmed with Griffin Art Prize artists at White Moose during the exhibition, including talks, tours, demonstrations and workshops.
For more information on the exhibition, click HERE.
White Moose is open Mon to Sat, 11am until 6pm. Entry is FREE
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