We are thrilled to announce that the winner of Jackson’s Painting Prize 2022 is London based artist Lorena Levi. Her oil on MDF do the job, ‘January Assessment’ was chosen out of 8949 entries and she has won the £6000 dollars prize. We glance forward to sharing far more of Lorena’s get the job done, inspirations and resourceful processes.
Lorena’s Artist Assertion
This is a existing undertaking Lorena has been doing the job on where by she has been acquiring psychoanalysis educational papers on line and portray scenes from what she reads about. This portray is dependent off a little one ‘Eric’ who has absent to psychoanalysis for a couple yrs and each individual calendar year, has four assessments with his mothers and fathers and the therapist. Lorena needed to try out and depict the rigidity amongst family by putting them in the remedy place – a position that is starting to be a lot more and additional common by men and women no for a longer period stigmatising or hiding procedure for mental well being. This series grew right after her painting ‘couples therapy, if’ which was an imagined depiction of her mom and dad in a couples therapy scene. Lorena has drawn inspiration from portrait artists this sort of as Alice Neel, Chantal Joffe and early Lucian Freud who all capture inner psychology of the subjects they choose to paint, precisely in the eyes.
Lorena Levi is a narrative portraiture painter. Her exercise is research dependent exactly where she utilizes the web, speaking to strangers on chatroom websites and listening to podcasts with genuine men and women to achieve stories for paintings. Lorena has been collaging observed images with her personal to create compositions which exhibit an imagined narrative, telling a tale in a snapshot.
Residing with Cystic Fibrosis, Lorena has also explored her connection amongst mind and body. The grapple concerning a seemingly wholesome overall body on the outside the house and the psychology relating to the actuality of an ‘unwell’ physique is a key concept in some of Lorena’s operate.
Graduating from Edinburgh University with an MA in Good art 2021, Lorena now will work in V.O curations, is part of the Alveston Fine artwork collection and exhibits at areas such as Mall Galleries, Fitzrovia Gallery and will be displaying at the RSA New Contemporaries 2023. She has been granted two approaching solo shows in London and Glasgow later on in 2022 and was given the Astaire Prize at the close of her course in Edinburgh.