Lesley Bunch: Artist of the Month
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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

Andrew Litten: Artist of the Month
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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

shortlisting
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On Selecting II Shortlisting update: Gordon Dalton writes on the shortlisting process for the 2023 Contemporary British Painting Prize As Leeds buzzed with graduates popping prosecco and snapping selfies, we entered the School of Design to select the exhibiting artists … Read More

CBP Prize 2023 long list
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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

Selection process
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On Selecting Gordon Dalton gives a few thoughts on selecting the long list for the 2023 Contemporary British Painting Prize I’m writing this having just pressed a big red button marked ‘Finish Judging’ on the CuratorSpace online platform where over 1100 artists submitted … Read More

Paul Newman: Artist of the Month
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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

X 10th Anniversary Exhibition catalogue
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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

Enzo Marra: Artist of the Month
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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

X – Contemporary British Painting
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Saturday 20th May  – Saturday 17th June 2023 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. Opening on May 20th at … Read More

Ruth Philo: Artist of the Month
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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

Donna Mclean
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Donna Mclean I’d like to have a strong identity as a painter without committing to one theme so my subject matter is varied.It pleases me to put things together that have no business being together, to create something appealing that … Read More

Sally Taylor
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Sally Taylor My work affirms a desire to understand more about human relationships, specifically my own interaction with others. They are equally about a balance between formal concerns and the communication of emotional resonance. Using found materials enables the superimposition … Read More

Gavin Maughfling
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Gavin Maughfling 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, personal archives, and memory. Their locations include outdoor spaces in which … Read More

Geraldine Swayne
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Geraldine Swayne I am a painter and experimental musician. My paintings aren’t deliberately sensationalist, but my work has a filmic atmosphere and dreamlike quality, with uneasy undertones. I work largely from photographs rather than life, choosing images that give me … Read More

Jesse Leroy Smith
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Jesse Leroy Smith Family is a central theme of my work, an ever-evolving set of relationships in which emotion, desire and identity are tangible, fluid and vivid. I collate scrapbooks in which friends, family and heroes montage with film stills, … Read More

Roland Hicks
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Roland Hicks Roland Hicks makes paradoxical paintings and objects that look like minimal abstract assemblages – apparently slightly crudely stapled together from offcuts of various types of chipboard. Sometimes these pieces also create a simple illusion of a three dimensional … Read More

Kirsty Harris
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Kirsty Harris I explore nuclear explosions as cultural, historical and iconic symbols. Referencing the scale, beauty and abhorrent nature of the atom bomb I delve into the periphery of the subject, the myths, characters and surrounding evidence. I works across … Read More

Juliette Losq
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Juliette Losq Juliette Losq’s paintings depict civilisation dissolving slowly back into nature. Her scenes present the industrial outskirts of urban environments that have been abandoned and gradually find themselves rewilded. In creating her compositions Juliette constructs physical models like miniature … Read More

Julian Perry
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Julian Perry My works explore the good and the bad in man’s complex and often dysfunctional relationship to the landscape. Brownfield sites, nature reserves, caravan parks and allotment sheds have all been subjects for shows. Recent works have looked at … Read More

Angelina May Davis
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Angelina May Davis Angelina May Davis’s paintings are fabrications, plundering imagery from childhood TV and art history. She is interested in thinking about the past and what shapes us, using the transformative act of painting to reflect on history and … Read More

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