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Animal Category Prize Winner

Gisela Banzer

Habitat memories 2
Acrylic on canvas, 120 x 80 x 2.5 cm

“The theme of the extinction of fauna is the axis of my artwork since 2015. I look for species at risk of extinction, and portrait them, as a testimony of their passage and imminent disappearance. To humanize them is my way to pose a mirror game of our own extinction.”

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Landscape/Seascape/Cityscape Category Prize Winner

Caio Locke

Metropolis London
Acrylic on canvas, 155 x 255 x 5 cm

“This painting reconsiders the multiple layers of London through a dream-like, atemporal filter, so as to redefine the notion of the city, both individual and collective, by what it can inspire.”

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Still Life/Botanical Category Prize Winner

Paul Stone

United Nation
Oil on canvas (on board), 51 x 90 x 3 cm

“The patterns of natural subject matter, forced into close proximity.”

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Portrait/Figure Category Prize Winner

Rosso Emerald Crimson

Walthamstow Central
Oil on canvas, 120 x 100 x 5 cm

“This portrait was conceived very spontaneously one evening, while I was coming back with my family from a trip to the Cinema in North London. I was suddenly fascinated by the beautiful intricate patterns of the ceramic tiles in the background and by its brightness, which highly contrasted with the outfit of both the figures, at the same time as exalting them. I also really loved the expression of both father and daughter. This very temporary moment was caught while waiting for a train to arrive at Walthamstow Central station, hence the title.”

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Scenes of Everyday Life Category Prize Winner

Mark Finch

Circean Poisons
Oil on linen, 100 x 135 x 5 cm

“This painting draws inspiration from the classic Greek tale of Odysseus and his men’s plight at the hands of Circe. It re-imagines the story within a contemporary setting and whilst it retains the essence and integrity of the myth. It also stands alone as a modern day cautionary tale.”

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Abstract/Non-representational Category Prize Winner

Nadja Gabriela Plein

Oil on dibond, 100 x 80 x 1 cm

“My paintings have to do with sensation. Sensation arrived at through improvisation that plays and responds to the present moment.”

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