The renowned architect firm Stanton Williams approached me earlier this year saying they had seen and liked the piece I did for Le Monde’s weekly supplement about the New Central St Martins school here in London. Stanton Williams are the creators behind this absolutely stunning new building. Both me and my assistant wanted to enroll in courses by the end of the day – just so we could spend some more time there, enjoying the creative vibes in this school that felt much more like a contemporary museum.
Stanton Williams wanted to present six of my portraits in a large scale print and submit it to the famous 2012 Royal Academy of Arts Summer show. The piece ended up getting accepted so I am pleased to say that I have been exhibited in the world’s largest open submission contemporary art show.
The exhibition showcases work by both emerging and established artists in all media including painting, sculpture, photography, printmaking, architecture and film. It was on from the 4th of June—12th of August.
BBC 2 made a Culture Show Special programme about this years exhibition and a few amusing clips from it can be seen HERE
Here is a picture of the piece in the show