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Peter Monkman

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Degree: MA Art and Design
University: University of London

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On the judging panel for the BP Portrait Award 2015 and winner of the BP Portrait Award in 2009, Monkman is a distinguished emerging artist. His winning painting was displayed at the National Portrait Gallery, entitled ‘Changeling 2’, it depicted his 12-year-old daughter on the cusp of adolescence. It was described as ‘compelling’ by the judges, and ‘incredibly bewitching and beguiling’ by journalist Charlotte Mullins. Monkman is currently Director of Art at Charterhouse having practiced as an artist and taught for over 20 years. He has recently exhibited at the Watts Gallery, the Threadneedle Prize at the Mall and the Jerwood Drawing Award as well as being a regular feature in the BP Portrait Awards.  

In June 2015 a major portrait commission by Monkman of Children's Laurete Julia Donaldson was unveiled at the National Portrait Gallery.

Artist Statement

I challenge the fixed notion of an idealized childhood and substitute it for a more unsettling complex representation that exists in its own right as a painting. More recently I have been breaking down appearances in a portrait by exploring the abstract quality of paint using layering and colour to evoke another world beyond physical likeness.

Original works:

Fugitive: End of the World : 2...

By Peter Monkman

£1500

Portrait Traces

By Peter Monkman

£850

Assembly

By Peter Monkman

£3500

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Transience 1

By Peter Monkman

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Transience 2

By Peter Monkman

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Transience 3

By Peter Monkman

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Changeling 4

By Peter Monkman

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Evocation 2

By Peter Monkman

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Girl Veil

By Peter Monkman

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Evocation I

By Peter Monkman

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Evocation II

By Peter Monkman

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Archetypes

By Peter Monkman

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Aspiration (Spring)

By Peter Monkman

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Transfix (study 1 )

By Peter Monkman

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Portrait Study

By Peter Monkman

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Transfixed (study 2 )

By Peter Monkman

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