David Manley
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David Manley I’ve been wedded to the idea of abstraction in art ever since the start of my student days back in the late 60’s. This has developed over the decades into a passion for paint and a commitment to … Read More

Day Bowman
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Day Bowman In my current body of work I find that the large-scale canvases echo the marks, lines and shapes that we made in the wet, grey sand of my home-town beach: thus the canvas becomes the beach that acted … Read More

Narbi Price
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Narbi Price Narbi Price’s work involves journeys to specific places that have witnessed a range of events – variously historical, famous, personal or forgotten. He researches the precise location of a chosen event and, working from photographs taken at the … Read More

Simon Carter
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Simon Carter 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 starts to fall, literally, into the spare and elemental spaces of … Read More

Greg Rook
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Greg Rook 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 lead alternative lifestyles. From pioneers travelling to new continents to those … Read More

Stephen Palmer
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Stephen Palmer The starting point for Stephen Palmer’s recent paintings and drawings is a model made from a sheet of white or black A4 paper that has been defaced through a series of actions. The paper may be first scribbled … Read More

Sean Williams
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Sean Williams My paintings are views of the fringes of suburbia, places that feel as though they are familiar, but then escape our conditioned response. I aim to place the viewer as ‘still points of a turning world’ – alone, … Read More

Enzo Marra
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Enzo Marra I have been occupied with how the artworld can be seen, the processes and activities that occur behind the privacy of studio doors, the hanging and display of works animated by the commodified space of the gallery, the … Read More

Mandy Payne
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Mandy Payne Mandy Payne is a painter based in Sheffield.  Her work is inspired by issues of gentrification, social housing, Modernist architecture and notions of utopias and dystopias. For 6 years her work focused on Park Hill in Sheffield, the … Read More

Karl Bielik
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Karl Bielik I am a painter I work on canvas, linen, panels and paper. I work exclusively in oil paint on thirty or so paintings and drawings at once and these vary in scale from intimate to large. The studio … Read More

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Welcome to Contemporary British Painting ‘Contemporary British Painting’ is an artist led organisation which explores and promotes current trends in British painting through group exhibitions, talks, publications and the donation of paintings to art museums.

Phil Illingworth
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Phil Illingworth Phil Illingworth’s painting practice is almost wholly experimental. Driven by concept rather than discrete process, his choice of materials and the quality and method of execution is always very carefully considered. Working across a variety of media and … Read More

Natalie Dowse
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Natalie Dowse I work from the close examination of the photographic image or extracted film still, derived from the surveillance, documentation and scrutiny of various locations. Carefully selected resource material is either used in isolation, in sequence or spliced together to … Read More

Joanna Whittle
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Joanna Whittle The subjects of Whittle’s paintings often take the form of ruins and re-evaluate how these operate in contemporary settings. They explore romantic motifs whilst depicting modern structures with fading sherbet colours and acidic electric lights. Through an enquiry … Read More

2016
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“Although only in its first year, the Contemporary British Painting prize has drawn 631 entries of outstanding quality from both emerging and well-known artists and has set a benchmark for the nation.” Anna McNay, Art writer, London Contemporary British Painting … Read More

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