Wednesday, September 11, 2013

Svetlana Fialova wins Jerwood Drawing Prize 2013

Svetlana Fialová (Svetlana Fialováhas won the £8,000 Jerwood Drawing Prize 2013 for her ink on paper drawing, Apocalypse (My Boyfriend Doesn’t Care).

The Second Prize of £5,000 has been awarded to Marie von Heyl

3,000 drawings were entered in the UK's most prestigious prize for drawing.

Winner of the Jerwood Drawing Prize 2013
Apocalypse (My Boyfriend Doesn’t Care)
Ink on paper, 183 x 150cm
© Svetlana Fialova

The winning works along with those of the other 75 selected artists will be on display in the exhibition at Jerwood Space, London from 11 September – 27 October 2013. The London exhibition is included in the London Design Festival programme, taking place from 14–22 September 2013.

Jerwood Visual Arts will host a series of evening events to accompany the exhibition. Events are free but must be booked in advance, for more information please check the Jerwood Visual Arts website.

The exhibition will then tour to venues across the UK
It may surprise some people to learn that the scope of contemporary drawing practice and images selected for this exhibition a variety of different approaches to drawing.  Artists are working in various media from pencil, charcoal and graphite on paper, to drawings on textile, sheet music and wood, in addition to etching, stitching, video work, installation, digitally generated drawing and animation.

Jerwood Visual Arts and Drawing Projects UK  sponsor the UK’s largest and longest running annual open exhibition for drawing which aims to explore and celebrate the diversity, excellence and range of current drawing practice.

The First Prize Winner

Svetlana Fialova lives and works in London and Prague. She is currently studying for a PhD at the Academy of Fine Arts and Design, Bratislava. 
‘In my practice, I usually get inspired by themes which draw on popular culture, the internet, TV, magazines or urban legends combined with invented characters. This work is based on a more intimate and personal moment. It captures my boyfriend in an apathetic pose, pulling chewing gum out of his mouth. Background scenes including fragments from Albrecht Dürer’s Apocalypse series, an unhealthy amount of Crocs shoes and the apotheosis of the cats all make a fitting setting for his current mood.’

The Second Prize Winner

Marie von Heyl won the second prize of £5,000 for her video work, Interior (Utopia). Born in Stuttgart, Germany and now living between London and Berlin, Marie studied BA Fine Art at Weißensee School of Art, Berlin and Postgraduate Diploma at the Royal Academy Schools in London. She has recently been awarded the Deutsche Bank Award for Fine Art 2013

Second Prize: Interior (Utopia)
Digital video, 7.25 mins
© Marie von Heyl
Her prize-winning video shows the artist examining her London flat using her own body. Referencing the interior as a trope of art history as well as the modernist utopian ideal of the Modulor, von Heyl discovers symmetries and interconnectivities between the human body and its artificial environment.

The Student Awards

Two Student Awards of £2,000 were awarded to Kristian Fletcher and Tamsin Nagel. Kristian prevented the awards from being a clean sweep for women artists!

Kristian Fletcher recently graduated with MA Drawing from the Prince’s Drawing School, London, having previously worked as a scaffolder in London. 

The Wrench
Pen, pencil and charcoal, 90 x 110cm
© Kristian Fletcher
His pen, pencil and charcoal drawing, The Wrench, investigates aspects of social remnants in our built environment paying particular attention to structures and place in a condition of flux. Using the medium of drawing he attempts to explore how permanent and temporary structures come to be invested, and reinvested.

Tamsin Nagel, who was born in Berlin, Germany, has recently completed an MA in Visual Communication at the Royal College of Art, London, previously studying BA Illustration at Camberwell College of Art, University of the Arts London (2008-11). 

Enclave (ii)
Pencil on paper, 50 x 250cm
© Tamsin Nagel
Her pencil on paper drawing, Enclave (ii), is adapted from a collection of short stories by the writers Donald Barthelme, John Collier, Daniil Kharms and Robert Walser. 

It explores small-town notions of life, death, religion and the absurd.

Special Commendations

The selectors have also awarded Special Commendations to 
  • Neville Gabie for his video and chalk work entitled Experiments in black and white VII; and to 
  • Gary Lawrence for Saint Stansted (and Other Stuff), a mixed media drawing using biro, gel, and felt pens and oil pastel on paper.

'Experiments in black and white VII'
Video and chalk, 32 mins 47 secs
© Neville Gabie

About the Jerwood Drawing Prize

Characteristics of The Jerwood Drawing Prize are:
  • The Open Exhibition - a platform for drawing practitioners to showcase their work alongside other leading contemporary artists in this field
  • Selection - Selected from original art works based on the work as presented, 
  • Reputation - commitment to championing excellence and promoting contemporary drawing practice within the UK. 

Exhibition Information: 

Jerwood Drawing Prize 2013 11 September–27 October 2013
Jerwood Space, 171 Union Street, London SE1 0LN Mon–Fri from 10am–5pm, Sat & Sun from 10am–3pm 
Nearest Tube stations: Southwark, London Bridge or Borough


1 comment:

  1. Mes félicitations à tous les participants et bien évidemment aux gagnants.
    Gros bisous


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