Two paintings of London based artist Elena García de la Fuente have been selected and shortlisted for The Lynn Painter-Stainers Prize 2016.
The Lynn Painter-Stainers Prize was created in 2005 by the Worshipful Company of Painter-Stainers and the Lynn Foundation to encourage the very best creative representational painting and promote the skill of draftsmanship. The Prize is one of the most prestigious awards to artists in the UK. The range and quality of artists entering and exhibiting in the exhibition have grown each year and its reputation amongst artists is outstanding.
We are happy to know that two paintings of London based artist Elena García de la Fuente have been selected and shortlisted for The Lynn Painter-Stainers Prize 2016. The two paintings selected are ‘Enough’ and ‘I Wish I Brought My Glasses, both are part of her series of oils ‘Looking at Art’ where Elena explores how people act at the museum, focusing on those who observe the master pieces and how they look at it.
Approximately 100 works will be exhibited at the Mall Galleries in London for the 2016 exhibition of the Prize including these two pieces of this artist from Madrid. From Brit Es we wish her all the best!
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Elena García de la Fuente was born in Madrid (1975) and raised in Málaga. She has lived and worked in London since 1999. She studied Fine Art at the Universidad Complutense in Madrid, before finishing her studies at Leeds Metropolitan University in 1997. She completed an MA in Contemporary Art at Sotheby’s Institute in London in 2001. In 2005 she won a Funding Award from the Prince’s Trust and was awarded 3rd place in the Art Interview 3rd Quarterly International Online Artist Competition. As part of the prize she was invited to exhibit in a group show in Berlin. Most recently, in 2015 she has been shortlisted for both ‘The Winsor & Newton Painting Prize’ as well as the ‘National Open Art Competition’. Moreover, one of her paintings was selected for her first group museum show ‘Beauty’ at MAD Antequera, curated by Fernando Francés. Elena’s works are in the private collection of Gavin Turk (UK), Jim Chanos (USA) and Font-Irwin Collection (UK), as well as in other private collections in Azerbaijan, Argentina, Georgia, Spain and Switzerland. She has exhibited in numerous exhibitions in London, Leeds, Berlin, Salzburg and Spain.
The 2016 The Lynn Painter-Stainers Prize Exhibition
7 – 14 March 2016
Mall Galleries The Mall, London, SW1
Open 10am-5pm daily, free entry
Cover image: ‘I Wish I Brought My Glasses, both are part of her series of oils ‘Looking at Art’, Oil, 30x40cm © Elena García de la Fuente