Young Artist Award

Dad Sculping Me
by Jamie Coreth, 2016
Oil on linen
1050 x 1200mm

BP Young Artist Award: £7,000

All selected artists aged between 18 and 30 are automatically considered for both the BP Young Artist Award and the BP Portrait Award, but an individual could not win both.

Jamie Coreth undertook a BA (Hons) degree in archaeology and anthropology at Keble College, Oxford before studying at the London Atelier of Representational Art and the Florence Academy of Art. His work has been seen in group exhibitions in London.

The portrait of the artist’s father, Mark Coreth, was painted entirely from life over the course of a month in the sculptor’s studio. ‘My father has influenced me greatly in my work and given that it is a relatively strange thing for a sculptor to raise a painter, I thought it could be an interesting father–son project to make portraits of one another at the same time,’ says Coreth.

The judges said:  ‘We were drawn to the timeless quality of the painting and its treatment of a father and son relationship through art. It is a generational painting of the artist’s father sculpting a portrait of the artist.’


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