Three (white, middle-aged, male) artists have been announced for the final shortlist for this year's BP Portrait Award at the National Portrait Gallery, London—one of the world's most prestigious portraiture painting prizes, aimed at encouraging artists to develop the portrait in their work. The entries must all be painted in oil, tempera, or acrylic on canvas or board and must be painted from a real life sitting.
Matan Ben-Cnaan, Michael Gaskell, and Borja Buces Renard are the final th... [more]
3 | The Juicers, Laura Eldret, Fig 1/50 and 50/50, ICA Studios
Tonight in London sees the launch of fig-2, at the ICA, presenting a new exhibition every week throughout 2015.
Curator Fatoş Üstek has revived fig-1, started by Mark Francis and White Cube owner Jay Jopling 15 years ago at a Soho warehouse they called Fragile House gallery. Back then, they juxtaposed newcomers with established names in a spontaneous succession of 50 exhibitions in 50 weeks—among them Jeremey Deller, Pa... [more]
We hate Facebook, but we use it anyways. Its distressing “real name” policy, emotional manipulation for research and the extortion of revenue from small businesses, magazines, non-profits, etc who now must pony up in order for their posts to show in more than 10% of their own fans’ feeds has compounded to make the behemoth social network universally reviled. Unfortunately, no new social media network has come along to take its place.
Along comes Ello. Last week, ironically, Twi... [more]
Lives/works in: London, UKWebsite: http://www.mauroperucchetti.comTo purchase contact: Mauro Perucchetti
Mauro Perucchetti's body of work combines Conceptual, Minimalist, and Pop Art traditions. A pioneer in the use of resin, he incorporates a variety of mediums such as crystals, chrome, gold and steel, appealing to the eyes and the sense of touch; his work is a mirror of modern day materialistic desires.
Mauro’s art takes a critical yet light-hearte... [more]
Iori EndoPainting, Sculpture, Mixed Media
Lives/works in: London, UKWebsite: http://ioriendo.comTo purchase contact: Iori Endo
Iori Endo is a Japanese artist currently based in London, UK. She was born in Tokyo in 1987, moved to the United States at the age of sixteen. She graduated as an Advanced Painting Studio graduate from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago (SAIC), where she completed her BFA with a minor in Photography. Endo won Travel Grant and Skyway Photo Contest Hon... [more]
Scream are proud to present the first solo exhibition by young British artist Caroline Jane Harris. The artist explores the complexities of nature through a labour-intensive paper-cutting technique. Harris is inspired by the natural world and is conscious of the strong yet subtle links between natural life forms and us. She explores the intricacy and beauty of nature, which echo human and man-made systems, by responding to visual phenomena such as geometric, linear and circular motifs found in... [more]
Enrollment for Round 4 closes on July 3rd. That's only two days away!
Showcase winners will be announced July 7th. Enter today!
Learn more about the ArtSlant Prize
6 Rounds, February - September, 2014
$3 Entry Fee
6 Solo Exhibitions in Chicago
Student Prize Track (see below for more details)
Lots of exposure on our site and social networks throughout the application and selection process
What is the ArtSlant Prize?
The ArtSlant Prize is a year-lon... [more]
Shaan Syed, The Cost of Living, 87.9 × 48 cm, 2014, via artsy.net
How many artists are starving? In the UK, probably most.
According to figures released today by a new campaign called Paying Artists from a-n The Artists Information Company and AIR Artists Interaction and Representation, most artists in the UK cannot support themselves through their art, are not paid for publicly funded exhibitions, and have to turn down gallery requests that don't pay.
Here are the exact numbers according to a survey of more than... [more]
"These works speak a language of colour and tell tales of passion the heroics of desire"
Shaun McDowell is an accomplished colourist and mark maker. In MOONS MASKS BIRDS DEMONS, he presents a series of seventeen paintings, the result of an extended stay in Tuscany over the course of last summer. There, Shaun was afforded the time and space to work on all the pictures simultaneously, making each individual mark instinctively and incisively. These paintings constitute a potent representati... [more]
Phillip Lai and Moyra Davey make a neat double act. At first glance their parallel solo shows at Camden Arts Centre seem worlds apart: Davey's practice is highly personal and heavily image-based, clinging to the walls; Lai's language is sculptural and industrial. Yet this formal disparity masks a shared thematic interest in processes of production, dispersal, displacement, interpretation, and decay.
Davey's exhibition, life without sheets of paper to be scribbled on is masterpiece comprises multiple attempts to... [more]
Saatchi Art, the Saatchi Gallery, and Google+ just announced the winners of their first-ever Motion Photography Prize. “Motion Photography” is apparently the high-brow version of a GIF, those low-brow, low-tech repeating videos long enjoyed by Tumblr gurls and basement dwelling neckbeards, and more recently, everyone. They've also already been kind of a thing in the art world—the Pittsburgh collective VIA launched its intense 2014 T.GIF tournament last month and we hosted our own new media compe... [more]