Shortlisted 74 go on show in Jerwood Drawing Prize 2012 at Jerwood Visual Arts

By Ben Miller | 03 October 2012
A photo of a multicoloured drawing of intertwining lines and shapes
Julia Vogl, Destination - Red, Turquoise and Orange© Julia Vogl, courtesy Jerwood Visual Arts
Exhibition Preview: Jerwood Drawing Prize 2012, Jerwood Visual Arts, London, until October 28 2012

Run since 1994, the largest annual open drawing competition in Britain has handed its £8,000 top prize to a Polish winner this year.

Karolina Glusiec, a Lublin-born, Animation-trained Royal College of Art student who calls drawing “the most sincere way of communication and the most honest representation of one’s thoughts and feelings”, pipped Bada Song to the pencil-pointed post, although the South Korean wins £5,000 for two drawings based on Korean roof tiles, created with some of the skills nurtured in the Sculpture department at Camberwell College of Arts.

A photo of a projector screening a portrait on a wall
Margarita Gluzberg, The Consumystic (Our lady of)© Margarita Gluzberg, courtesy Jerwood Visual Arts
“They use graphite – a material reminiscent of the tiles’ dark, rough ceramic,” she explains, discussing Ta-iL 28, named after the Korean linguistic adaptation of the word.

“These tiles are disappearing from modern life and architecture. My drawings disrupt the familiarity of their forms, bringing into question what the viewer encounters as surface, depth and shape.

“They allow for a more formal investigation of perception, perspective and illusion.”

Almost 3,000 entries were selected by a panel including experts from the British Museum and the Slade School of Fine Art.

Work by 74 finalists is on show, including entries by the two Student Awards winners, Katie Aggett and Min Kim, who are recent Slade graduates. Both receive £2,000.

  • Open 10am-5pm (3pm Saturday and Sunday). Follow Jerwood Visual Arts on Twitter @JerwoodJVA. Exhibition tours to Jerwood Gallery, Hastings; The Gallery, The Arts University College at Bournemouth; mac, Birmingham.

More pictures:

An image of a drawing of a large white crumpled sleeping pillow
Tanya Wood, Pillow© Tanya Wood, courtesy Jerwood Visual Arts
A photo of a large yellow sculptural drawing
Sarah Pettitt, Cut© Sarah Pettitt, courtesy Jerwood Visual Arts
An image of a murky black and white drawing of three figures looking at a puddle
Greg Hayman, Negative Perception© Greg Hayman, courtesy Jerwood Visual Arts
Jane Dixon, Platform© Jane Dixon, courtesy Jerwood Visual Arts
An image of a drawing of two small red birds in profile
Elizabeth Butterworth, King Bird of Paradise© Elizabeth Butterworth, courtesy Jerwood Visual Arts
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