Gallery artist, Antony Crossfield, has been selected for the 2013 Jerwood Drawing Prize exhibition.
The Jerwood Drawing Prize is the largest and longest running annual open exhibition for drawing in the UK. The aim of the prize is to promote and reward excellence and talent in contemporary drawing practice. Between 50 and 70 drawings are selected, from approximately 2,000 submissions, for the exhibition at the Jerwood Space (London) and subsequent national tour. The prestigious award names an overall winner with a cash prize of £8,000.
Antony Crossfield has been shortlisted with a drawing in graphite, entitled Lanugo. As our many of our collectors know, Crossfield's photographic portraits of the male figure are inspired and informed by art historical references and conceptual theory. He originally trained as a painter and brings this skill-set and creative process to his photographs. Understandably, there exists a close relationship to his photographic artworks and his drawings, which we're pleased to bring to your attention here.
Lanugo, 2013 ©Antony Crossfield | 45cm x 42cm, Graphite
Exhibition Dates: September 11—October 27, 2013.
Announcement of prizewinners: September 10, 2013.
More information about the Jerwood Drawing Prize here.