Huge congratulations to Edward Hill, final year BA(Hons) Fine Art student, who has been selected for Bloomberg New Contemporaries 2014. This is a fantastic achievement for Edward, and will no doubt put him in an excellent position to continue his practice after graduation from Falmouth.
Edward, who also completed his Foundation in Art and Design at Falmouth, says, “I aim to make atmospheric paintings, imbued with an elusive mystery and warmth. Sketches from life, personal photographs, found photographs, references to painting history and memory can all inform an idea. An ongoing theme references faraway places, be it in memories of childhood pursuits or from travels. I am drawn to subjects which contain strangeness or a humour/tragic-comic element.”
Three of Edward’s paintings have been chosen for New Contemporaries. These, together with his new work, will be on display at the BA(Hons) Fine Art Degree Show in Falmouth in June. Edward’s work will also appear in an exhibition with Brian Cheeswright (winner of the Marmite Prize for Painting 2013) at Idea Store in London running from 9 October to 9 November, 2014.
Edward has also been selected to exhibit in a group show, Paint Like You Mean It, at Interview Room 11 (IR11) in Edinburgh during May 2014, and has been long-listed for a publication by the same gallery for his work Jumping Cholla (oil on linen, 2013).