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The students of the schools of the Royal Academy of Arts on exhibition.

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This exhibition displays the work of 16 postgraduate students in their second year at the Royal Academy Schools, giving an excellent opportunity to view new contemporary artworks by emerging artists at the interim point of their 3 year course. Works in the exhibition include painting, sculpture, video and photography. “Premiums 2011” is sponsored by Newton Investment Management.

 

 [photo:Jolanta Rejs – from the series Beyond the Horizon – the Bare Tre]

The works in the exhibition are for sale and the price list suggests that it could be a good investment. Artworks sold directly support the development of the students and the production of new work.

The exhibited works are interesting. These students are talented and, of course, a bit nubbin. Some made notably pieces, like the colorful series ‘Shapes for a Small World’ by Pio Abad, the enigmatic Toby Christian with his marble ‘Finger (IV)’, the futuristic and surreal series ‘Windy Chindi’ by Andrew Mealor and the sublime but slightly worrying ‘Sophia’ by Adele Morse. Sonja Weissman can confuse your eyes with her vibrant series of egg temperas on canvas, Jolanta Rejs’s solitude with her ‘Past –Present’, John Robertson paints on aluminum, Anna Salamon made an impressive full wall installation ‘Eight hours’ and Lewis Betts plays with sexual instincts in his two artworks. All the students are impressively good workers and we need to wait for them in the next future, to see their evolution and their production.

For “Premiums 2011” the following students are exhibiting: Pio Abad, Carly Bateup, Lewis Betts, Toby Christian, Archie Franks, Lucinda Graves, Christopher McSherry, Andrew Mealor, Christopher Mew, Sophie Michael, Adele Morse, Sikelela Owen, Jolanta Rejs, John Robertson, Anna Salamon and Sonja Weissmann.

“Premiums 2011” will include works produced in the EPSON Digital Media Suite. This space offers students the opportunity to experiment with equipment at the forefront of digital technology. Students can print in a variety of ways, including on canvas, film and textiles. These latest methods open up new areas of creativity and innovation for the students studying at the Royal Academy Schools.The Royal Academy Schools has a very good international reputation and students come from across the world to attend to its courses. The Royal Academy Schools offers good opportunities to students in terms of developing their ideas and working practices, including tutorials and lectures given by leading figures in the art world, together with the Royal Academicians. A distinctive three-year postgraduate course with 60 places is available. The Schools have been an integral part of the Royal Academy of Arts since its foundation in 1768. Past students of the Royal Academy Schools include JMW Turner, William Blake and John Constable. More recent alumni include John Hoyland, Anthony Caro, Paul Huxley, Sandra Blow, Veronica Smirnoff, Angus Sanders-Dunnaehie, Lucy Williams, amongst many others.

 

sarah_michael_309.jpgThis year the RA Schools Annual Lecture will be held by Wolfgang Tillmans, on the 22nd of February 2011. Tillmans, who lives and works in London, became the first photographer and non-British artist to win the Turner Prize in 2000. His most recent solo exhibitions include ‘Freedom from the Known’ at P.S.1, New York, ‘Lighter’ at the Hamburger Bahnhof, Berlin and a major recent exhibition at London’s Serpentine Gallery. This event is generously supported by The David Lean Foundation.

 

 

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Written by davidfranchi

February 18, 2011 at 11:34 am

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