We are thrilled to announce that the winner of Jackson’s Painting Prize 2022 is London based mostly artist Lorena Levi. Her oil on MDF work, ‘January Assessment’ was picked out of 8949 entries and she has won the £6000 funds prize. We glimpse ahead to sharing more of Lorena’s perform, inspirations and innovative processes.
Lorena’s Artist Statement
This is a present task Lorena has been performing on in which she has been discovering psychoanalysis tutorial papers on the web and painting scenes from what she reads about. This painting is dependent off a child ‘Eric’ who has long gone to psychoanalysis for a couple of several years and just about every year, has 4 assessments with his parents and the therapist. Lorena wished to test and depict the rigidity among spouse and children by positioning them in the therapy place – a location that is turning into more and extra common by people today no longer stigmatising or hiding procedure for psychological well being. This sequence grew following her painting ‘couples remedy, if’ which was an imagined depiction of her mom and dad in a partners treatment scene. Lorena has drawn inspiration from portrait artists this kind of as Alice Neel, Chantal Joffe and early Lucian Freud who all seize interior psychology of the topics they decide on to paint, exclusively in the eyes.
Lorena Levi is a narrative portraiture painter. Her apply is exploration based the place she utilizes the web, talking to strangers on chatroom sites and listening to podcasts with true folks to get tales for paintings. Lorena has been collaging observed illustrations or photos with her very own to produce compositions which show an imagined narrative, telling a tale in a snapshot.
Living with Cystic Fibrosis, Lorena has also explored her connection concerning thoughts and human body. The grapple involving a seemingly nutritious physique on the outside the house and the psychology relating to the fact of an ‘unwell’ entire body is a major topic in some of Lorena’s get the job done.
Graduating from Edinburgh College with an MA in Wonderful artwork 2021, Lorena now will work in V.O curations, is element of the Alveston Fantastic artwork collection and displays at spaces these types of as Mall Galleries, Fitzrovia Gallery and will be exhibiting at the RSA New Contemporaries 2023. She has been granted two future solo displays in London and Glasgow later in 2022 and was presented the Astaire Prize at the finish of her study course in Edinburgh.