Lot 2 - Mandy Payne - Robinhood Gardens - Awaiting The Wrecking Ball
Mixed - spraypaint, liquid graphite, ink, pen, crayon & varnish on Somerset Newsprint paper
Signed on Verso
This auction is raising proceeds for War Child UK
I am a Sheffield based artist whose work is inspired by urban landscape, particularly marginalised spaces and Brutalist architecture. Much of my work explores social housing estates that are soon to be demolished or repurposed for a different demographic than was originally intended.
The physicality of paint and surface texture are important elements in my work and with this in mind, I usually work with materials that have a direct connection to the sites I depict usually concrete which I cast into tiles to paint on directly with spray paint (referencing graffiti).
BA Fine Art University of Nottingham, BDS (University of Manchester), MDent Sci University of Leeds
John Moores Painting Prize 2014 (Prize Winner), 2016 and 2020 (Shortlisted artist)
Royal Academy Summer Exhibition 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2022
Living With Art We Love 2022, The Devonshire Collection, Chatsworth House, Derbyshire
Wells Contemporary 2021 (exhibiting artist)
Castlegate Prize 2020 (exhibiting artist)
Lynn Painter Stainers Prize - 2019 (exhibiting artist)
New Light Art Prize Winner 2015 - Recipient of Valeria Sykes Award
Contemporary British Painting Prize 2016 (exhibiting artist)
John Ruskin Prize 2014 (Runner up)
Threadneedle Prize 2013 (exhibiting artist)
Stone Lithography Fellowship Leicester Print Workshop 2015 -2017
Saul Hay Gallery, Manchester / Darl -e and The Bear, Woodstock / Ffin y Parc Gallery, Llanrwst / Tarpey Gallery, Castle Donnington
Statement about AOAP Submitted Artwork
The cards submitted were studies on paper for concrete paintings, following my explorations of social housing estates in London undergoing demolition / gentrification.
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