Thursday, 22 July 2010

BP Portrait Award

I went to the BP Portrait Award at the National Portrait Gallery last weekend. It was a bit of a mixed bag. It seemed to me that most weren't painted from life, and there was a little too much photo-realism for my taste, but here are some of the works that I liked:

Sandy Watching, by Alex Hanna. There was a softness to this that I liked.

iDeath, by Michal Ozibko. This is photo-realism at its best. I'm not usually a fan (because it seems more like an exercise in copying than anything else), but this was beautifully executed.

Quena, by Eliot Haigh. My favourite work in the show.

Paul, by Nathan Ford.

Le Grand Natan, by Daniel Enkaoua.

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