The competition is the leading open competition for figurative and representational art and the exhibitions are held annually at the Mall Galleries.
The prizewinning work is called "Salt in Tea". Lewis has also won a solo exhibition for a wider body of his work at Mall Galleries later this year. Lewis has been painting the people involved in London based craft industries - traditional craftsmen - for some time and I'm sure we're going to have a treat when the exhibition is on display!
|Salt in Tea by Lewis Hazelwood-Horner|
In terms of practice, his painting has a very textured surface - reminding me a lot in places of paintings by Lucian Freud
Painter Lewis Hazelwood-Horner’s work is concerned with the efficiency of the artist’s practise. The paint is generously applied to the canvas but in using the primed surface as a pallet little is left to waste, resulting in thick textured paintings.Lewis recently graduated from LARA - the London Atelier of Representational Art (2012-14) – LARA - this is an interview with Lewis on the Lara website.
|Salt and Tea - Winner of the £20,000 Columbia Threadneedle award for figurative and representational art.|