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Susan Gunn: Artist of the Month

Artist of the Month November 2023: Susan Gunn, selected and interviewed by Paul Newman for CBP. “In Susan Gunn’s paintings there is a subtle tension between the golden section formalism of their geometry and the unruliness of the free-form cracking. They each balance … Read More

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Greg Rook: Artist of the Month

Artist of the Month October 2023: Greg Rook, selected and interviewed by Paul Newman for CBP. Greg Rook’s paintings explore the rich visual history, curious cultural politics and often complex ideologies of those who seek to start a new life or wish to … Read More

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Leap Before you Look

An essay by Matthew Burrows about the work of Susan Absolon the winner of the CBP Prize 2021 This essay was published in the CBP Prize 2021 exhibition catalogue. The essay forms part of the prize. ‘A solitude ten thousand fathoms … Read More

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Lesley Bunch: Artist of the Month

Artist of the Month September 2023: Lesley Bunch, selected and interviewed by Paul Newman for CBP. Lesley Bunch won the Contemporary British Painting Prize in 2022. Lesley talks about her enigmatic ‘Shadow Sculpture’ painting series which are based on the creation of shadows … Read More

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Andrew Litten: Artist of the Month

Artist of the Month August 2023: Andrew Litten interviewed by Lucy Cox. Andrew examines humanistic themes such as social alienation, love, sensuality, fear, anger, loss, ageing, addiction, paranoia and other identity disturbance. His gestural figurative paintings express a strong interest in the … Read More

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CBP Prize 2023 long list

Congratulations to the long listed artists Adrian Gardner | Al Daw | Allyson Keehan | Andrew Bracey | Andrew Ekins | Andrew Hardwick | Andrew Torr | Ben Deakin | Carrie Stanley | Christopher Jones | Claire Cansick | Claude … Read More

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Paul Newman: Artist of the Month

Artist of the Month July 2023: Paul Newman, selected and interviewed by Paul Newman for CBP. For this month’s artist of the month article something of a different approach. Through a set of circumstances and a conceptual link to the performance aspects of … Read More

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X 10th Anniversary Exhibition catalogue

X – Contemporary British Painting Catalogue X – Contemporary British Painting is a vibrant, exciting free exhibition of painting, the likes of which has not been staged in the North East in decades. Taking place at Newcastle Contemporary Art and curated … Read More

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Enzo Marra: Artist of the Month

Artist of the Month May 2023: Enzo Marra, selected and interviewed by Paul Newman for CBP. Enzo Marra’s creative practice is concerned with the direct exploration and pictorial analysis of the disparate concepts that enter his head. CBP: Initial words in response to … Read More

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Ruth Philo: Artist of the Month

Artist of the Month April 2023: Ruth Philo, selected and interviewed by Paul Newman for CBP. Ruth’s paintings explore abstraction, through colour, light and surface, often emerging from encounters with place and walking. Her work combines elements of internal and external worlds to … Read More

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Rachel Lancaster: Artist of the Month

Artist of the Month March 2023: Rachel Lancaster, selected and interviewed by Paul Newman for CBP. Rachel Lancaster’s practice is focused on painting and its intersections with the languages of cinema, music and photography. Photographic ‘stills’ from found moving imagery, alongside an archive … Read More

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2022 Contemporary British Painting Prize

“I do hope that viewers and the entrants alike gain a desire to see more of each other’s practices, building frameworks of understanding, allowing us to see every artist’s practice as equally worthy and worth engaging with.” Casper White, joint … Read More

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Simon Carter: Artist of the Month

Artist of the Month February 2023: Simon Carter, selected and interviewed by Paul Newman for CBP. My work is based on the stretch of Essex coast where I live and have my studio. This coast is where the gardened landscape of East Anglia … Read More

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Nicholas Middleton: Artist of the Month

Artist of the Month January 2023: Nicholas Middleton, selected and interviewed by Paul Newman for CBP. Fundamental to my practice is the image. In a world of proliferating images, examination of how the image, tethered to reality, is constructed, processed, displayed, has underpinned … Read More

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Suzanne Holtom: Artist of the Month

Artist of the Month December 2022: Suzanne Holtom, selected and interviewed by Paul Newman for CBP. ‘There is an overriding interest in the creative tension between content and structure in my work. I do think in terms of narratives and themes to each … Read More

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CBP Prize 2022 Catalogue

Contemporary British Painting Prize 2022 Catalogue Showing works by all 17 exhibitors in the 2022 painting prize. Introduction by Casper White, selector, and an essay by judge and art critic Hettie Judah on the winning artist Lesley Bunch. Full colour … Read More

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Casper White: Artist of the Month

Artist of the Month November 2022: Casper White, selected and interviewed by Paul Newman for CBP. Casper’s work centres on the history and intimacy of portraiture, where fleeting and unexpected moments become a place for reflection. Recently Casper’s work has focused more directly … Read More

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