Commended Entry of the Week: Jonathan Nickisson-Richards
Our first commended entry for the Jackson’s Open Painting Prize 2019 is by Jonathan Nickisson-Richards. During the competition’s entry period, we will be commending one entry each week that we think is of exceptional quality. All commended entries are automatically added to the longlist, meaning they will be considered for the six Category Prizes, the People’s Choice Award, the Shortlist and the Overall Prize. To submit your work, please go to the Jackson’s Open Painting Prize website.
Commended Entry: Jonathan Nickisson-Richards
Acrylic on board
120 x 100 x 5 cm
‘Part of a series of paintings based on sky formations. Colours were mixed in acrylic paint, dried and ground down to form a dust/pigment which was applied onto board, to achieve depth and layers of tone.’
Jackson’s Judging Panel:
‘We were intrigued by this painting on the first look, but even more so when reading about the artist’s process of drying acrylic paint and grinding it back down to a powder. The application of this powdered paint has produced a lightweight quality to the artwork, in which the depth and texture of a shifting sky can be seen and felt. Sky (311217), which was entered in the Landscape/Cityscape/Seascape category, is a contemporary modernist painting where the process and subject matter have informed each other.’