Jerwood Painting Fellowships

Susan Sluglett, Stag, 2012, oil and charcoal on canvas, 250 x 200 cm (courtesy o
Susan Sluglett, Stag, 2012, oil and charcoal on canvas, 250 x 200 cm (courtesy of the artist)

Simon Bayliss reviews the Jerwood Painting Fellowships 2013 exhibition at Jerwood Space, London, through April 28, 2013. The show features work by Anthony Faroux, Susan Sluglett and Sophia Starling.

Bayliss begins: "Painting can now be considered a mode of thought or a philosophy which can be applied outside of the confines of the medium and its traditional supports. This was the defiant outlook of the last Jerwood Painting Fellowships; coloured-paper sculptures and snapshots of paintings placed in urban settings shared the limelight with just one body of conventional canvases. This assertion continues in this year’s exhibition of three candidates, as perhaps it should, but to a lesser extent. And it is refreshing to see more paint; the push and pull of brushmarks, as well as more insistent dialogue with the history of the medium."