Friday, November 10, 2017

Rick Amor Self Portrait Prize 2017

The Rick Amor Self Portrait Prize is an art prize sponsored by artist Rick Amor. This year is the second time the award as been held, the first occurring in 2013. Rick Amor is well known for his own self portraits and it's through his generosity that an exhibition like this can be made possible. 

There is a size restriction too, the portrait is not to be larger than 81 x 60 cm, which is a good thing because we often see artists creating portraits on an enormous scale primarily to catch the attention of the judges. Portraiture should be an intimate exploration of a particular person in a medium, so the size limitation works to that end.

There are many fine self portraits in this exhibition and I think the finalists were a stronger selection than the inaugural prize, so it is a privilege to be among them. My entry is below

Photo credits - Deborah Klein

Self Portrait in s Patterned Sweater, 2017, oil on linen, 46 x 36 cm

Three portraits

A list of the finalists