I am thrilled to announce that I have been selected as a finalist for this year’s Ingram Collection Prize with my painting Red Balcony Rain. An exhibition of the finalists’ work, including mine, will be held at Unit 1 Gallery | Workshop in London from Friday 19 to Friday 26 November 2021, so I hope you can come and see it.
The exhibition will be open from Friday 19 to Friday 26 November 2021, 12 - 6 pm
Unit 1, 1 Bard Road
London W10 6TP
Nearest stations: Latimer Road and Shepherd’s Bush
About the Ingram Collection:
Created in 2016, the Ingram Prize is the leading annual prize for contemporary artists in the UK and was established by The Ingram Collection to celebrate and support artists at the beginning of their professional careers. The prize is named after Chris Ingram, the founder of the Ingram Collection. Now in its 6th year, The Ingram Prize was established to celebrate and support artists at the start of their careers. Announcing the shortlist, Jo Baring, Director of The Ingram Collection said “The Ingram Prize is a barometer of artistic excellence in contemporary British art. 29 exceptional finalists whose bold and startling work encapsulates contemporary themes and issues. One of the joys of the Ingram Prize is how it helps new artistic talent to bring their art to the widest possible audience.” The Ingram Prize recognises the vital importance of practical support in the early years of an artist’s career.
You can find out more about the Ingram Collection here.
Photography by Paul Tucker. Courtesy of The Ingram Collection & Unit 1 Gallery | Workshop.
Nick Scammell - interview published in C4 Journal
‘Where are we? In a derelict, overlooked corner within a tarnished and uncertain land. A cryptic entropia perhaps condemned, perhaps forgotten. We might be in the Zona of Tarkovsky’s Stalker, or the opening 20 seconds of Joy Division’s Atmosphere, or even Stan Brakhage’s artist film epic, the circling and looping Dog Star Man. But this is not a destination. It’s where we might briefly be, while on the way to somewhere else.
Repetition is very important in my work. I am working with a lot of elements that are unique and specific to a time and place of making, and a state of mind. But in trying to replicate that somehow, multiple variations appear.
Though it would be easy to locate Mircea Teleagă’s practice at the soft border between representation and abstraction, such a placement doesn’t please the Romanian artist. For him, these terms obscure rather than clarify, are monsters grown from mental shortcuts.
The fact I repeat an image so many times, that underlines there is no original image that is being replicated and all the variations can exist as originals ...’
Read full interview here.