Young Masters Revisited 2010
Young Masters Revisited featured emerging and newly established artists whose work is inspired by Old Masters. Through painting, photography, sculpture, and installation, each artist engaged closely with elements of the established art historical canon, either through technique, subject matter, or medium. However, their practice is undeniably contemporary – chopping up, reworking, and constantly reevaluating the relevance of their artistic tradition within the plurality of today’s cultural environment.
Part 1 opened at Sphinx Fine Art
Various artists including Leigh Chorlton, David Roche, Chris Antemann (on behalf of the Ferrin Gallery, USA) and Charlotte Bracegirdle responded directly to the collection held by Sphinx, or draw on, parody, and contextualize the concepts of collecting and connoisseurship.
Part 2 opened at The Old Truman Brewery as part of PHOTOMONTH 2010.
This space explored the relationship between object and environment through contemporary and historical display. Artists including Ghost of a Dream and Lluis Barba were hung alongside new additions to the Young Masters Tour, including Katsutoshi Yuasa (on behalf of TAG Fine Art) and Claire Partington.
Part 3 opened at The Courtauld Institute of Art, to coincide with the 2010-2011 exhibition East Wing IX – Exhibitionism: The Art of Display (visit http://www.eastwingnine.co.uk), where an excerpt of Young Masters was on display. Lluis Barba displayed works relating to the history of academic painting and the space of the salon. Hosted by East Wing IX and presented by Matthew Reeves and The Cynthia Corbett Gallery.