We are pleased to announce that Contemporary Collective’s Ian Tricker is one of the 55 artists that have been selected to be part of the 65th anniversary exhibition of Bloomberg New Contemporaries.
From over 1,400 submissions from artists whom have all graduated from UK art schools, the competition, judged by a panel consisting of artists Marvin Gaye Chetwynd, Enrico David and Goshka Macuga, was stiff, but results in fantastic exposure for up and coming artists along with a great prize. As part of a new partnership with Artquest, each participating artist will receive one-to-one professional development and peer mentoring support, which aims to help them capitalise on the opportunities the exhibition will afford them.
Director of Bloomberg New Contemporaries, Kirsty Ogg, says of this year’s Bloomberg New Contemporaries; "This year’s selection illustrates new artists' thinking and approaches to making work, as each cohort is surrounded by a specific cultural framework that informs their practice."
Ian Tricker’s unique sculptures consist of Resin, Fiberglass, Iron Powder, and silver to create gravity defying, mesmeric structures, that challenge the viewers perception, taking on a different form, depending on which direction you view them from.
Tricker says of his success, "I feel very privileged to be apart of such a high profile and long standing exhibition for newly graduating artists. It's fantastic be to selected for New Contemporaries 2014 and I'm very much looking forward to exhibiting in the World Museum in September and ICA from November 2014."
Tricker has previously been selected as a Signature Art Prize finalists 2013/14, as well as receiving multiple accolades in 2013, including; First Prise Enterprise Award (Loughborough University) 2013; Edward Sharpe Award and Commission (Loughborough University) 2013; Winner of Charnwood Borough Council Commission 2013 and the emerging Artist Award 2013 at Free Range Shows, Brick Lane, London.
The 2014 edition of Bloomberg New Contemporaries will take place at World Museum, Liverpool from 20th September – 26thOctober 2014, as part of the Liverpool Biennial programme, before moving to the ICA, London from 26th November – 25th January 2015.