Winner of the East London Painting Prize 2015 Willem Weismann’s exhibition Alphabet Soup opens at the Nunnery Gallery. Supported by the Foundation for FutureLondon in partnership with Bow Arts Trust, this imaginative and vibrant exhibition of Weismann’s work explores the similarities between the introspective privacy of reading books and the personal experience of painting practice. As the prize recipient in May 2015, Weismann has embarked on a singular body of new work that builds on Library Guide which captured the sensation of being enraptured in a novel, so much so that the figure seems oblivious to everything else. To return to a way of wondering about the world that is personal; beyond merely interpreting data and collating information and towards knowing the importance of a story.
The East London Painting Prize celebrates the incredible talent and diversity of artists living and working in the boroughs of east London. The prize has been created by the Foundation for FutureLondon and Bow Arts Trust, with kind support from the Goldhill Family and the Zabludowicz Collection. This is the second year of the prize which provides a £10,000 cash award as well as the solo exhibition at the Nunnery Gallery, Bow for east London based artists.