Young Masters Revisited featured emerging and newly established artists whose work is inspired by Old Masters. Through painting, photography, sculpture, and installation, each artist engaged closely with elements of the established art historical canon, either through technique, subject matter, or medium. However, their practice is undeniably contemporary – chopping up, reworking, and constantly reevaluating the relevance of their artistic tradition within the plurality of today’s cultural environment.

Part 1: Sphinx Fine Art

The Young Master artists responded to the collection held by Sphinx to explore concepts of collecting and connoisseurship.

Featured artists: Leigh Chorlton, David Roche, Chris Antemann and Charlotte Bracegirdle responded directly to the collection held by Sphinx, or draw on, parody, and contextualize the concepts of collecting and connoisseurship.

Sphinx Fine Art
125 Kensington Church Street


Part 2: The Old Truman Brewery as part of PHOTOMONTH 2010

The exhibition explored the relationship between object and environment through contemporary and historical display.

Featuring: Ghost of a Dream, Lluis Barba, Katsutoshi Yuasa (on behalf of TAG Fine Art) and Claire Partington.

The Old Truman Brewery, F block T2
London, E1 6QL


Part 3: The Courtauld Institute of Art 

An excerpt of the Young Masters 2009 were shown in the East Wing to coincide with the 2010-2011 exhibition Exhibitionism: The Art of Display.

Featuring: Lluis Barba, Charlotte Bracegirdle

East Wing IX,
The Courtauld Institute of Art, Somerset House, Strand, London WC2 0RN
16th October – 8th November 2010

Press Release

Other Featured artists included: Briony Anderson, Chris Antemann, Lluis Barba, Charlotte Bracegirdle, Leigh Chorlton, Nick Cuthell, Tracey Eastham, Mylene Eliot, Ghost of a Dream, Victoria Hall, Lynn Hatzius, Sun Ae Kim, Karen Knorr, Claire Partington, Davis Roche, Tracy Satchwill, Katsutoshi Yuasa.