Tina Jenkins won the 2014 Threadneedle Prize for her innovative work entitled ‘Bed Head’, a mixed medium painting using gloss and acrylic on plastic sheeting.
In addition to the £20,000 prize money, Tina was awarded this solo exhibition at Mall Galleries - an incredible opportunity to showcase more of her striking work in the heart of London, the art capital of the world.
Tina’s bold approach to the human form and her clever use of material impressed all the judges.
“Bed Head was one of the first works we saw on judging day,” commented curator Whitney Hintz, “and, after viewing over 3,700 submissions, it was the first work that we returned to”.
This exhibition provides an opportunity to see a wider body of Tina’s award-winning work that adopts a playful approach to the act of painting, with imagery that consists of layers of the human form wwithin a repetitive pattern.
The Threadneedle Prize is one of the most prestigious art prizes in the UK, awarded annually for figurative and representational art. Tina’s work encapsulates the focus of The Threadneedle Prize exhibition on Figurative Art Today.