Bath Artist Zsolt Dudas Shortlisted for Major Art Prize
…and to be exhibited at the Mall Galleries in London 5-17 March
In February 2018 – Hungarian born Artist Zsolt Dudas and a member of the Bath Kaposvár Twinning Association living at Ammerdown – Somerset has been chosen from over 1,000 artists to be shortlisted for a prestigious national art prize worth £15,000 to the winner.
Zsolt Dudas is one of 83 artists from across the UK shortlisted for the Lynn Painter-Stainers Prize 2018, the UK’s leading competition for British contemporary representational painting and drawing. Having made the shortlist his work will be exhibited at London’s Mall Galleries from 5–17 March.
1,144 artists entered this year’s competition – the highest number in the prize’s 13-year history.
Zsolt has been producing art for 6 years. “I draw and paint what I have seen. Not more or less but as I have seen it.” One central element of his work is the use of archaic Christian iconography in the shadow of our present day’s existentialist struggle. The religious, historical, cultural references not only act as a frame in his drawings and paintings, but also as a tool to ‘measure’ what we are.
The winner will be selected from the shortlisted works and announced on 5 March at an evening event at the Mall Galleries, London.
The Lynn Painter-Stainers Prize for representational art – art that seeks to capture the real world – offers total prize money of £30,000, comprising a first prize of £15,000 and a gold medal, second prize of £4,000 alongside the newly introduced People’s Prize worth £2,000. Young artists aged 25-or-under compete for the Young Artist Award of £4,000.
For the fourth year running, the competition is also offering the Brian Botting Prize of £5,000. This will be awarded to an artist aged 30-or-under for an outstanding representation of the human figure.
The competition is open to any artist, professional or amateur, resident in the UK and painting or drawing works of representational art and over 18-years-old. The competition aims to promote and support fresh new talent.
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