Saatchi Showdown: In Glorious Colour
20 March – 18 April 2014
Showdown is an online competition hosted by Saatchi Art for artists to showcase their work and have the chance for it to be judged by internationally celebrated artists and curators. The artist Jaime Gili, widely acclaimed for his vividly coloured geometric works, joins previous judges who have included Barnaby Furnas, Ged Quinn, Wangechi Mutu, Peter Coffin, Dexter Dalwood, Matthias Weischer and Chantal Joffe.
We are delighted to be partnering with Saatchi Art and Saatchi Gallery again for their In Glorious Colour Showdown. The works of the finalists we will be exhibited at Griffin Gallery, from 20th March – 19th April. The winner and runner-up, who will be announced at the Private View on Wednesday 19th March, will receive Winsor & Newton art materials to the value of £1000 and £500 respectively.
The 10 finalists, chosen by Jaime Gili, Nigel Hurst, CEO, Saatchi Gallery, Rebecca Pelly-Fry, Director, Griffin Gallery, and Rebecca Wilson, Chief Curator, Saatchi Art are:
Matt Coombs (USA)
Arpad Forgo (Hungary)
Johnathan Gabb (UK)
Guy Matchoro (France)
Dragomir Misina (UK)
Alexandros Papathanasiou (Italy)
Jessica Rimondi (Italy)
Cecile Van Hanja (Netherlands)
Robert Von Bangert (USA)
Vivien Zhang (UK)
1st prize winner: Jonathan Gabb, deep gum 8
Gabb won £1000 of Winsor & Newton artists materials.
2nd prize winner: Vivien Zhang, Order, Oscillation, Pretence Gesture (Purple)
Zhang won £500 of Winsor & Newton artists materials.