Posted on Fri 02 Nov 2018
Mall Galleries is delighted to present the seventh edition of FBA Futures, the annual exhibition showcasing the best in new contemporary figurative painting, drawing, sculpture and printmaking by the outstanding art graduates of 2018.
FBA Futures 2019 is the UK’s biggest annual survey of emerging contemporary figurative art, mapping new practices and ideas of representation, abstraction and draughtmanship. In 2019, forty-two artists and nearly seventy works will be presented in the largest exhibition of FBA Futures since it began in 2010
One of the leading themes emerging from the artists’ work in 2018 is a preoccupation with the digital realm, expressed in a diversity of ways through subject, process or aesthetic. Some are on a search for authenticity in a world that is part constructed online, whilst others see technology as an increasingly essential extension of a biological existence. Some are evolving the figurative for the meme generation, whilst others are actively resisting the digital epoch, favouring instead a new faux naïve painting style, or the use of found materials and collage.
The artists’ work explores a variety of subjects and the intersections between them including the built environment; nature and the rural; the politics of migration, displacement and diaspora; globalisation, commercialisation, identity and alienation.
During FBA Futures, several awards will be made including the FBA Futures Be Smart About Art Award, the Hottinger Purchase Prize for Excellence, and the Great Art Visitors’ Choice Award.
FBA Futures, participating artists:
Darja Abdirova (Gray's School), Annie-Marie Akussah (Wimbledon College of Art), Larry Amponsah (Royal College of Art), Rodrigo Arteaga (Slade School of Fine Art), Zoe Beaudry (Glasgow School of Art), Corinna D'Schoto (Glasgow School of Art), Ben Edmunds (Royal College of Art), Angus Fernie (Glasgow School of Art), Emma Fineman (Royal College of Art), Alexander Fox-Robinson (Carmarthen School of Art), Gabriela Giroletti (Slade School of Fine Art), Keziah Greenwood (Brighton University), Lucy Gregory (Royal College of Art), Erin Hughes (Royal College of Art), India Johnson (Newcastle University), Clarissa Lim (Royal College of Art), Andrew Loggie (City & Guilds), Amy McMillan (Falmouth School of Art), Yasmin Moore-Milne (Gray's School) Tahmina Negmat (Royal College of Art), Joseph Nichol (Central Saint Martins), Tomi Olopade (Leeds Arts University) (see painting below), David Paton (Gray's School), Oliver Pearce (Camberwell College of Art), Qian Qian (Goldsmiths), Carmel Reid (Aberystwyth University), Francisco Rodriguez (Slade School of Fine Art), Ania Sabet (Heatherley School of Fine Art), Mohammed Sami (Goldsmiths), Tina Scopa (Duncan of Jordanstone, University of Dundee), Ella Squirrell (Falmouth School of Art), Elinor Stanley (Open School East), Angharad Taris (Aberystwyth University), Joshua von Uexkull (Central Saint Martins), Jesse Wade (Royal College of Art), Nicholas Watterson (Leeds Arts University), Amy Whittle (Belfast School of Art), Maddalena Zadra (Brighton University), Jemisha Maadhavji (De Montfort University), Sooyoung Chung (Royal College of Art).
FBA Futures is sponsored by Minerva.
FBA Futures runs from 8 – 19 January 2019, at Mall Galleries, The Mall, London SW1.
Open daily 10:00am – 5:00pm including Bank Holidays.
Free admission. www.mallgalleries.org.uk