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BP Portrait Award 2018: Exclusive Artist Interviews Part 2

2nd August 2018 in Exhibitions, Features, Interviews and Partnerships by Cass Art
BP Portrait Award 2018: Exclusive Artist Interviews Part 2

The BP Portrait Award is back for its thirty-ninth year at the National Portrait Gallery. The prestigious painting competition brings us the very best in contemporary portraiture today; showcasing a breadth of approaches to portraiture this year’s award includes the unusual, the beautiful and the uncanny. The top prize of £35,000 was awarded to Miriam Escofet for her ethereal portrait of her mother: An Angel at My Table, with Ania Hobson winning the Young Artist Award for her painting A portrait of two female painters.  

This years exhibition has ranged from self-portraits, to portraits of friend, family and strangers - with the occasional famous face too! This year’s group of artists truly express the breadth and diversity of contemporary portraiture, from detailed hyperrealism to bold blocks of colour. They push the boundaries of figurative painting and show us that portraiture is still very much present in painterly conversation. Portraiture and figurative painting is as relevant and exciting today as it has been for hundreds of years.

We caught up with some of the shortlisted artists of 2018 for an insight into their process, their must-have materials to achieve their unique approaches to painting and the inspiration behind their works:

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BP Portrait Award 2018: Exclusive Artist Interviews Part 1

2nd August 2018 in Exhibitions, Features, Interviews and Partnerships by Cass Art
BP Portrait Award 2018: Exclusive Artist Interviews Part 1

The BP Portrait Award is back for its thirty-ninth year at the National Portrait Gallery. The prestigious painting competition brings us the very best in contemporary portraiture today; showcasing a breadth of approaches to portraiture this year’s award includes the unusual, the beautiful and the uncanny. The top prize of £35,000 was awarded to Miriam Escofet for her ethereal portrait of her mother: An Angel at My Table, with Ania Hobson winning the Young Artist Award for her painting A portrait of two female painters.  

This years exhibition has ranged from self-portraits, to portraits of friend, family and strangers - with the occasional famous face too! This year’s group of artists truly express the breadth and diversity of contemporary portraiture, from detailed hyperrealism to bold blocks of colour. They push the boundaries of figurative painting and show us that portraiture is still very much present in painterly conversation. Portraiture and figurative painting is as relevant and exciting today as it has been for hundreds of years.

We caught up with some of the shortlisted artists of 2018 for an insight into their process, their must-have materials to achieve their unique approaches to painting and the inspiration behind their works:

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A KALEIDOSCOPIC CITY ABOVE LONDON – IRINA KIRCHUK AND BOLD TENDENCIES

27th June 2018 in Exhibitions and Interviews by Cass Art
A KALEIDOSCOPIC CITY ABOVE LONDON – IRINA KIRCHUK AND BOLD TENDENCIES

Argentinan artist Irina Kirchuk built a vibrant installation out of discarded materials, overlooking the London skyline.

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ARTIST INTERVIEW: CHRIS MAKIN, WINNER OF THE CASS ART AWARD AT XHIBIT 2018

8th May 2018 in Exhibitions, Interviews and Partnerships by Cass Art
ARTIST INTERVIEW: CHRIS MAKIN, WINNER OF THE CASS ART AWARD AT XHIBIT 2018
Founded by Kit Hammonds and Angela Robinson in 1997, Xhibit showcases the best emerging creatives from UAL (University of the Arts London). Xhibit is open to all current students and is selected by an expert panel of creative industry professionals. The resulting exhibition reflects the diverse range of creativity at UAL. Artist Chris Makin won the Cass Art Award for £500 of art supplies for his painting at Xhibit, Loom 1. We interviewed Chris to find out more about his work…
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Artist Interview: David Mach discusses his epic installation at Cass Art Glasgow

6th April 2018 in Exhibitions and Interviews by Cass Art Staff
Artist Interview: David Mach discusses his epic installation at Cass Art Glasgow

This spring we welcome the acclaimed Scottish artist, and Turner Prize nominee, David Mach to Cass Art Glasgow. Using some 5 tonnes of newspaper, Mach will take over the store's Art Space for a six week period to create a colossal artwork, Against the Tide. We catch up with David as he begins building this epic installation. 

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EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW WITH THE WINNER OF SKY ARTS PORTRAIT ARTIST OF THE YEAR 2018

EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW WITH THE WINNER OF SKY ARTS PORTRAIT ARTIST OF THE YEAR 2018
The moment we’ve all been waiting for has finally arrived! The eagerly awaited final for Sky Arts Portrait Artist of the Year 2018 has just graced our screens and we are delighted to announce the winner! Last week we watched a nail-biting semi-final which saw three artists secure their places in the final for their final chance to win a £10,000 commission to paint Kim Cattrall, £500 of art materials from Cass Art, and of course, to be crowned ‘Sky Arts Portrait Artist of the Year’. We interviewed the winner to find out how things went in the finals and with the commission…
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Pebeo Mixed Media Exhibition: Artist Interviews Part 2

12th June 2017 in Competitions, Exhibitions and Interviews by Cass Art
Pebeo Mixed Media Exhibition: Artist Interviews Part 2

We're excited to announce the winners of the Pebeo Mixed Media Art Prize 2017. Explore over 40 artists work and how the Pebeo Mixed Media range has transformed their approach to mixed media in the second part of our exclusive interviews... Read More

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Dinosaurs Roam: Jake and Dinos Chapman at the Cass Sculpture Foundation

20th May 2017 in Exhibitions and Partnerships by Cass Art
Dinosaurs Roam: Jake and Dinos Chapman at the Cass Sculpture Foundation

Installed in the grounds of Goodwood, explore Jake and Dinos Chapman latest body of work at the Cass Sculpture Foundation. Read More.

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Interview with Harriette Meynell - Winner of the Xhibit Cass Art Materials Bursary Award 2017

8th May 2017 in Exhibitions, Interviews, Materials, Partnerships and Students by Cass Art Staff
Interview with Harriette Meynell - Winner of the Xhibit Cass Art Materials Bursary Award 2017

We’re thrilled to be supporting Xhibit, University of the Arts London’s annual creative showcase, by awarding a £500 Cass Art Materials Bursary Award to one of the exhibiting artists. We caught up with the recipient of the award Harriette Meynell, asking her about her inspirations and what she intends to do with the prize.

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Celebrating Eduardo Paolozzi - The Godfather of Pop Art

10th March 2017 in Events, Exhibitions and Features by Cass Art Staff
Celebrating Eduardo Paolozzi - The Godfather of Pop Art

2017 is certainly the year of Eduardo Paolozzi. Acknowledged as The Godfather of Pop Art, Paolozzi’s work was based on his interest in the mass media and new developments in science and technology in the post-war era. This year we observe a nation reflecting on Paolozzi’s remarkable achievements - here are some of the highlights!

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