SLADE POSTGRADUATE SHOW, 2018

I caught the postgraduate degree show just before it closed on Saturday and I’ve picked out a few artists that I liked. My selection doesn’t pretend to be representative and it’s influenced by the ideas I formed on the open day last year, where I saw more easel painters than I expected. There weren’t so many among this years’ graduates, and Rodrigo Arteaga‘s installation (below) is more typical of the graduating students of 2018.

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Rodrigo Artega

Antonia Showering referenced Gaugin and Munch in her ambiguous, painterly images.

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Antonia Showering

Elisa Carutti‘s quasi-abstraction recalled Bacon, more in her brush work than her subject matter, though the tortuous forms suggest Bacon as well.

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Elisa Carutti

Yijia Yang made a grid of quirky, faux naive drawings that don’t indicate fully what she does in her paintings .

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