Student Award Winner 2018
Da Hyoung Choi, BA Fine Art (Part B, Year 2), Loughborough University
Student Award 2018 Runners Up
Alice Miller, BA Fine Art (Year 1), Loughborough University
Lis Naylor, BA Fine Art 2018, De Montfort University
"It has been a joy and an honour to work with LSA to bring these Awards which provide a platform for three talented fine artists at the start of their careers. I look forward to following their individual journeys - each one a winner."
Dayle Flude, Cank Street Gallery, sponsor of the LSA Student Award 2018
Da Hyoung Choi - Winner
BA Fine Art, Loughborough University (Year 2)
Da Hyoung Choi's work archives documents as literature and film footages,translating them into paintings. She gets rid of paragraphs or scenes that are problematic to human rights and recreates the past images that have disappeared from history to make a new, original image.
Da Hyoung Choi, 'Into the Habitable World: Eye', acrylic on canvas
The most important concept in her current work is to create an 'archive impulse' using existing texts or images. Choi layers up the image of many archived documents on canvas to create this impulse. The more layers she builds on the canvas, the more textured and abstract the work becomes.
Alice Miller - Runner Up
BA Fine Art (Year 1), Loughborough University
Alice Miller is interested in painting, ceramics and analogue photography. Recently, she has produced a series of small paintings which possess elements of unease in composition and focus.
Alice Miller, '45 Hours', acrylic on paper
The intimate scale and detailed nature of the work encourages scrutiny from the viewer. Alice Miller explores the human need to build and surround ourselves with a perceived identity.
Lis Naylor - Runner Up
BA Fine Art 2018, De Montfort University
Lis Naylor's work is work is derived from the earth. Immersed in the English countryside and the changing seasons Lis loves the outdoors and the tactile feel of natural materials.
The statuesque steel armature is made from iron and carbon, chosen for its durability and strength, gypsum mined from the ground and mixed with sand, water and hay collected from a limestone hay store then rendered to finish.
Lis Naylor, 'Vernal', steel, plaster, hay, lime dust