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Jackson’s open painting prize long list names Christie

Christie’s ‘Complexity’ is on the long list

Leanne Christie painting of the Georgia street Viaducts

Christie’s first painting in the “DeathMask and Complexity” body of works has been longlisted for the Jacksons Open Painting Prize(JOPP) .  The JOPP 2017 received 2200 International entries with only 220 works of art being long listed and divided into 4 categories.  “Complexity” which is a 84″ x 60″ oil on canvas painting is joined by 77 oil paintings on the longlist.

“Complexity” is the first painting in the ‘DeathMask and Complexity’ body of works which is the DeathMask of the Vancouver Viaducts which are condemned for removal in 2018.  The intention of this body of works is not the simple rendering of the physical presence of the Vancouver Viaducts but to imbue the feeling of being a human being living alongside these structures that have influenced our urban psyche and shaped our space.

The developing dedicated website for the Vancouver Viaducts ‘DeathMask and Complexity’ body of works can be found by clicking here.

“Complexity” will now continue through the process under the critical eye of the following jurors:

(Content and images below sourced JOPP website)

Photo of Anna Bromwich from JOPP 2017 blog post
Anna Bromwich

Anna Bromwich is an art consultant based at Mall Galleries, London, where she is responsible for sourcing, commissioning and renting art for private and corporate clients. She curates and co-manages Mall Galleries’ online gallery, Buy Art | Buy Now, and curated the exhibition By Popular Demand, a survey of the visitors and selectors choice awardees from the last eight years of The Columbia Threadneedle Prize, which opens on January 9. Anna has worked for a number of commercial galleries in London and Paris and has taught in the French architecture university ENSAPB.

http://www.mallgalleries.org.uk/about-us/whos-who/anna-Bromwich

Read Jackson’s interview with Anna Bromwich on their blog here

Photo of Nick Archer from JOPP 2017 blog post
Nick Archer

Since graduating from the Royal Academy Schools in the late 90s, Nick Archer has steadily built a reputation as one of the country’s most intriguing painters of both figure and landscape. Archer’s paintings possess a nocturnal, Lynchian quality that suggest a shocking, dystopian vision of the world in crisis, a journey at an end. His most recent work combines a painting style reminiscent of the Early Northern European Tradition with the genre scene backgrounds of artists like Breugel, Uccello and Bosch to more contemporary cinematographic language of recent dark fairy tales such as del Toro’s Pan’s Labyrinth and Burton’s Edward Scissorhands, Sleepy Hollow and Alice in Wonderland. Archer is currently represented by Long & Ryle, London and by Gowen Contemporary Art in Geneva. He has exhibited extensively, including at The Threadneedle Prize, the Lynn Painter-Stainer’s Prize, The Jerwood Drawing Prize, The Royal Academy Summer Exhibition and the BP Portrait Award. He lives and works in Rye, East Sussex.

nicholasarcher.com/

Read interview with Nicholas Archer on Jacksons blog here

Photo of Roma Piotrowska from the JOPP 2017 blog post
Roma Piotrowska

Roma Piotrowska works as an Exhibitions Manager at Ikon Gallery. She also works as an independent curator, project manager and writer. She worked on the development of Iraq Pavilions at the Venice Biennale in 2013 and 2015; and is the curatorial assistant of its upcoming edition at the 56th International Venice Biennale Art Exhibition. Previous roles have included working as a Curatorial Assistant for the 4th Guangzhou Triennial (2012, China). Her research interests focus around archives, memory, identity, politics and economy in relation to art.

ikon-gallery.org/

http://romapiotrowska.com/

Read interview with Roma Piotrowska on Jacksons blog here

image of Rebecca Gordon from the JOPP 2017 blog post
Rebecca Gordon

Rebecca Gordon is the Head Curator of the online contemporary art gallery Rise Art. She is predominately focussed on recruiting talented emerging artists to the site and managing Rise Art’s board of Insiders as well as advising Corporate companies and private individuals on their art collections. She previously worked for Hazlitt Holland-Hibbert (London based Modern British dealer in 20th century art) and before that John Mitchell Fine Paintings, London (dealer of Dutch Old Master and 19th century French art). She has an M.A. in History of Art from Edinburgh University.

http://www.riseart.com/article/2016-10-19-5-questions-with-rebecca-gordon

Read interview with Rebecca Gordon on Jacksons blog here

Catharine Davidson Photo from the JOPP 2017 blog post
Catharine Davison

Catharine Davison is a visual artist based in Edinburgh where she combines a career as both an artist and educator. Drawing and painting from direct observation on location is at the heart of her practise. She has been showing her work throughout the UK since 1994, winning several professional exhibition awards. This included the Lynn Painter-Stainers Prize in 2014 for creative representational painting at the Mall Galleries, London. Her work is represented by the Open Eye Gallery, Edinburgh. She is currently involved with the planning and delivery of courses at the University of Edinburgh, Leith School of Art, The National Galleries of Scotland and at Loretto School in Musselburgh.

http://www.openeyegallery.co.uk/artists/catharine-davison

Read interview with Catharine Davison on Jacksons blog here

Photo of Nerine Tassie from the JOPP 2017 blog post
Nerine Tassie

Nerine Tassie is an experimental landscape painter who draws her inspiration and subjects from the coastal waters and woodlands near her home. Her multi- layered works evoke a haunting, timeless quality. Most recently she has explored ideas surrounding composition and frame within her painting. She has exhibited extensively throughout the UK and last year was the winner of Sky Arts’ Landscape Artist of the Year.

http://www.nerinetassie.com/

Read interview with Nerine Tassie on Jacksons blog here

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