We are delighted to announce our forthcoming exhibition ‘Young Masters: Dialogues’ at renowned Old Master Gallery Sphinx Fine Art. This curated exhibition carefully juxtaposes Old Master works from the Sphinx Fine Art collection with contemporary work by Young Masters artists 2009 – 2014 and new guest artists including both established artists and recent graduates from leading London art schools including the Royal College of Art, Royal Academy Schools and Wimbledon College of Arts.
Traversing genre, medium and time, this exhibition questions and celebrates the role of the past in contemporary art. With an international scope, this exhibition brings together works by artists from across the world and from a range of cultural backgrounds. Surveying a wide range of contemporary approaches to art history, through both associative pairings and direct dialogue with a particular work in the Sphinx Fine Art collection, intriguing connections and dialogues arise, creating a thought-provoking exhibition.
All works are available for sale, and profits are reinvested into the initiative to allow us to continue to support young and emerging artists. The exhibition is curated by Daisy McMullan (MA Curating, Chelsea College of Arts).
The Young Masters Art Prize is a not-for-profit initiative of The Cynthia Corbett Gallery which launched in 2009. The Prize is a unique competition, open to international and UK-based artists, celebrating artistic skill and innovation with awareness of the Old Masters and the art of the past. The third edition took place in 2014 to great critical and popular acclaim, receiving national and international press coverage, incorporating the inaugural Young Masters Maylis Grand Ceramics Prize. German painter Juergen Wolf was awarded First Prize by a judging panel that included art historian Godfrey Barker, collector, Werner Grub, Associate Director of Young Masters, Daisy McMullan and Chief Executive of the Royal Academy of Arts, Charles Saumarez Smith. The fourth edition of the Prize will open for applications in Autumn 2016, with an exhibition of shortlisted artists and a Prize giving taking place in Summer 2017.