Froso Papadimitriou

Froso Papadimitriou produces bodies of work across mediums as well as a robust curatorial practice. She spoke to us about her work as a painter and curator, the materiality of her work, and how different audiences react to the same content. Please see a short interview below.          First,Have you seen any really good painting shows lately? A follow up question, is there any artist from the

Joel Nicholas

  After a few months of slight activity, we have two artists to share with you.  Joel Nicholas,  a Brighton based painter was kind enough to speak with us about his subtle assemblages and the narratives they contain.  Please click through for a short interview.   First off, have you seen any really killer painting shows lately? Your work uses assemblage and found materials, so perhaps this idea of medium specificity

John Carroll

  The Butterbiggens Prize is pleased to announce our featured artist for July, John Carroll. Recently completing a large scale collage of a full breakfast as part of an exhibition in France, Carroll works in pastels and acrylic paint, largely on paper. Please click through for a short profile and some images. Have you seen any good painting shows lately? As you know I spent some time in France recently,

Beatrice Mar

  Our Featured Painter for the month of June is Beatrice Mar, based in the south of England. Also working as a curator, Beatrice mines shifting details of memory to catalog interior states of her subjects.  Please click through for a short interview and some photographs of recent work.   First, Have you seen any really good painting shows lately?   The last exhibition with paintings that I saw was at

Harriet Foster

We took a month off because of some chaos here in Glasgow, The Greggs website was down, Billy McNeill died, a hectic April.  So welcome back, This month we are profiling Bristol based artist Harriet Foster, working largely with oil, but also in expanded contexts of sculpture and fashion. Have you seen any really good painting shows lately? I recently saw the Franz West exhibition in London – which was

Pao-Leng Kung

The painter featured this month is London based Pao-Leng Kung. Her mixed media painting Gentle Monster, is from 2019. Please see below the fold for a short interview. Gentle monster 27x22cm Mixed media 2019 Pao-Leng Kung    works in London, and sent us the painting Gentle Monster. Recently featured in Average Art Magazine no 30 we talked about about the use of negative space and three dimensionality of Acrylic paint. Have

Kelly Ewing

  The first recipient of the new year is Belfast based artist Kelly Ewing,  whose paintings  navigate themes of abjection and the monstrous feminine. Through a practice which incorporates painting as a performative act , Ewing investigates the archetype of the ‘monstrous woman’ or ‘femme castratrice’.         The spray paint on the floor is kind of interesting, would you call these paintings  site specific ?   Cool

Bex Massey

  Our Artist for December 2018, is Bex Massey, Based out of London and working in the uneasy space where paintings negotiate their status within a larger immersive work, Bex described her work as reflecting the especially disposable nature of British pop culture.  verisimilitude brushes against neon over saturation and advertising language to create something unnerving. A large portion of the paintings on her website are installed either on the

Jae Jo

  We are pleased to announce the inaugural recipient of the Butterbiggens Prize in British Painting. Jae Jo, coming from Korea by way of the Royal College of Art, creates new constellations of meaning from the detritus of the city. Sensual yet understated paintings which straddle the line between painting and installation. Please see images  of thier work below, as well as a short interview.     Summing up Flexibility