BP Portrait Award 2008 - Exhibitor 4
Young Artist Award
Peiyuan Jiang (b 05.10.1983) for Untitled (oil and acrylic on canvas, 700 x 800 mm) Peiyuan Jiang was born in China and lives in London where he is currently studying for an MA in Fine Art at Chelsea College of Art and Design. He exhibited in the 2007 Royal Institute of Painters in Water Colours Annual Exhibition at the Mall Gallery, London, and the 2006 RBSA Friends Exhibition at the RBSA Gallery, Birmingham. Peiyuan Jiang, who says he is influenced by the Pre-Raphaelites, was shortlisted for his portrait of his flatmate, Malgosia. He painted her only one week after meeting her for the first time. 'Ever since I saw the BP Portrait Prize last year,' he says, 'I'd intended to enter and had been looking for a subject. I only know a little bit about this woman, the small things you glean from being housemates.'