A selection of artists from the Young Masters Art Prize will be exhibiting at Henley Festival 2013 taking place mid-July. This selection is a project of the Young Masters Art Prize, curated by Daisy McMullan, (MA Curating, Chelsea College of Art and Design), curator of the Young Masters Art Prize 2012, and featuring artists from Young Masters 2009 – 2012.

Exhibiting artists will include the winner of the Prize 2012 Lottie Davies, runner-up Georgia Dodson and shortlisted artists, Fabiano Parisi, Christoph Steinmeyer, Derrick Santini, Nina Fowler, Karina Chechik and selected artists including Elise Ansel, Jamie Lumley, Jamie Lumley, Deborah Azzopardi and Nicole Etienne.

We are delighted to present artists from the 2012 edition of the Prize at Henley including Lottie Davies, Georgia Dodson, Nina Fowler and Fabiano Parisi, all of whom are emerging artists with exciting and diverse, contemporary practices; from Dodson’s reimagined forest floor paintings, to Parisi’s exquisitely photographed abandoned interiors.

We have also invited Elise Ansel to the Young Masters project.  Her contemporary abstracted interpretations of classical paintings include works inspired by Renaissance and Baroque masterpieces.  Her works on paper and on canvas apply a gestural abstraction to master works, providing the view with a new perspective.  Similarly, German artist Christoph Steinmeyer (shortlisted for the Prize in 2012) creates reworkings of Old Master portraits using digital techniques to abstract them, turning them into what the artist calls ‘anti-portraits’.

Young Masters and The Cynthia Corbett Gallery will be in the Festival Gallery at Henley Festival from 10 – 14th July.  There is a free Saturday afternoon event (13th July, 11.30am – 2pm).  More information is available here