We are thrilled to announce that the winner of Jackson’s Painting Prize 2022 is London centered artist Lorena Levi. Her oil on MDF perform, ‘January Assessment’ was selected out of 8949 entries and she has won the £6000 hard cash prize. We glimpse ahead to sharing a lot more of Lorena’s get the job done, inspirations and resourceful processes.
Lorena’s Artist Assertion
This is a existing challenge Lorena has been functioning on where by she has been locating psychoanalysis tutorial papers on the net and painting scenes from what she reads about. This painting is primarily based off a child ‘Eric’ who has gone to psychoanalysis for a couple of yrs and every single 12 months, has 4 assessments with his dad and mom and the therapist. Lorena wanted to attempt and depict the tension amongst spouse and children by positioning them in the remedy home – a place that is turning out to be much more and far more common by people no for a longer period stigmatising or hiding treatment method for mental health and fitness. This collection grew immediately after her painting ‘couples therapy, if’ which was an imagined depiction of her dad and mom in a couples therapy scene. Lorena has drawn inspiration from portrait artists these types of as Alice Neel, Chantal Joffe and early Lucian Freud who all seize interior psychology of the subjects they decide on to paint, specially in the eyes.
Lorena Levi is a narrative portraiture painter. Her observe is investigation dependent exactly where she utilizes the world-wide-web, talking to strangers on chatroom web sites and listening to podcasts with genuine persons to gain stories for paintings. Lorena has been collaging observed photos with her individual to build compositions which display screen an imagined narrative, telling a tale in a snapshot.
Dwelling with Cystic Fibrosis, Lorena has also explored her relationship amongst brain and physique. The grapple involving a seemingly wholesome entire body on the exterior and the psychology relating to the actuality of an ‘unwell’ physique is a significant topic in some of Lorena’s get the job done.
Graduating from Edinburgh College with an MA in Great artwork 2021, Lorena now performs in V.O curations, is aspect of the Alveston High-quality art assortment and exhibits at areas this kind of as Shopping mall Galleries, Fitzrovia Gallery and will be displaying at the RSA New Contemporaries 2023. She has been granted two approaching solo exhibits in London and Glasgow afterwards in 2022 and was specified the Astaire Prize at the conclusion of her study course in Edinburgh.