Jenny Eden
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Jenny Eden Emerging from a process of close making and the complex relationship between two active ‘objects of being’, my paintings embody the potential for visual and psychological oscillation. The exchange between painter and painting arrives at curious and insubstantial … Read More

Katie Pratt
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Katie Pratt Katie Pratt’s paintings generate emergent patterns that emanate from chaotic beginnings and then – through the painting process – develop an idiosyncratic internal logic. Systems are designed in response to chance and gestural features in the painted ground. … Read More

Mindy Lee
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Mindy Lee I make autobiographical paintings exploring intimate family moments around motherhood, family, death, and a shifting sense of self. They often flicker between love and loss, play and conflict. I use these fluctuations to move from the familiar into … Read More

Robbie Bushe
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Robbie Bushe I reimagine places and invent narrative scenarios within a cinematic context, often celebrating the tropes found in science fiction film and TV. I paint from memory, deduction and invention embracing the physical act, helping me recall half-forgotten events … Read More

Miranda Boulton
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Miranda Boulton Boulton is fascinated by Flower Paintings from Art History. She re imagines a genre once seen as superficial, feminine and slight. Flowers make sense to her, they cover the monumental and the everyday, alive, beautiful, decaying, dying, haunting, … Read More

Assembly at Rye Creative Centre
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Assembly is a compelling & timely exhibition curated to reflect a new geography of contemporary art practice as artists shift their focus away from the capital. Members of the artist-led group Contemporary British Painting come together from across the UK … Read More

Julian Brown: Artist of the Month
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Artist of the Month April 2024: Julian Brown, selected and interviewed by Paul Newman for CBP. Julian Brown is an artist who creates visual kaleidoscopes in an array of colourful patterns, grids and curves. His playful, folk art inspired work draws upon his … Read More

Monica Metsers: Artist of the Month
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Artist of the Month February 2024: Monica Metsers, selected and interviewed by Paul Newman for CBP. Monica’s work reflects a lifelong infatuation with fantasy and the surreal. She is currently exploring depiction of place, particularly the landscapes she is repeatedly drawn to, those … Read More

Gavin Maughfling: Artist of the Month
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Artist of the Month January 2024: Gavin Maughfling, selected and interviewed by Paul Newman for CBP. In his current work Gavin Maughfling examines vulnerability and power within queer relationships. The paintings take a range of sources as their starting point, including film stills, … Read More

Dr Judith Tucker: Artist of the Month
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Dr Judith Tucker, 1960 – 2023 In memory of Judith Tucker, her partner the poet Harriet Tarlo is setting up The Judith Tucker Art Prize. We can think of no better tribute to someone who supported other artists so selflessly. … Read More

CBP Prize 2023 Catalogue
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Contemporary British Painting Prize 2023 Catalogue Showing works by all 16 exhibitors in the 2023 painting prize. Introduction by Gordon Dalton, selector, and an essay by judge, independent Curator and Researcher Beth Hughes on the winning artist Rich Jellyman. Full … Read More

Rich Jellyman
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Rich Jellyman Rich Jellyman makes paintings that reference internet culture and incorporate technology in the selection of subject matter. Utilising images that display a certain kind of internet sensibility – disposable phone photos, surreal mashups taken from Reddit threads, bad … Read More

Susan Gunn: Artist of the Month
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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

Greg Rook: Artist of the Month
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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

CBP Prize 2023 Exhibitions – Huddersfield and London
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We are very pleased to announce the two exhibitions for the Contemporary British Painting Prize 2023. The first will open at Huddersfield Art Gallery and the second at Thames-Side Studios Gallery, London. The 16 finalists are: Karolina Albricht, Robbie Bushe, … Read More

Leap Before you Look
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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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