John Moores Painting Prize shortlist unveiled

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A view of a block of flats painted onto concrete by a former dentist is among the five artworks shortlisted for the UK's most lucrative painting prize.

Mandy Payne's view of Park Hill estate in Sheffield is up for the £25,000 John Moores Painting Prize.

It has been nominated alongside works by Rae Hicks, Juliette Losq, Alessandro Raho and Rose Wylie.

The shortlist has gone on show at the Walker Gallery in Liverpool and the winner will be announced in September.

Previous winners of the biannual prize include David Hockney, Richard Hamilton, Mary Martin and Peter Doig. This year's nominated works are:

Rae Hicks - Sometimes I Forget That You're Gone

Sometimes I Forget That You're Gone by Rae Hicks

Rae Hicks, who was born in 1988 and graduated from Goldsmiths college in 2012, is the youngest artist on the list. His painting appears to show trees waiting to be arranged in the landscape.

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Juliette Losq - Vinculum

Vinculum by Juliette Losq

Juliette Losq won the Jerwood Drawing Prize in 2005. Her painting is from a series depicting the overgrown exteriors of derelict buildings. She creates her works by first doing an etching and then overlaying it with watercolour paint.

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Mandy Payne - Brutal

Mandy Payne - Brutal

Sheffield-based Mandy Payne spent 25 years working as a dentist for the NHS before turning to art full-time in 2012. This work was spray painted directly onto concrete and depicts Sheffield's Park Hill. Payne was also recently named runner up in the John Ruskin Prize.

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Alessandro Raho - Jessica

Jessica - Alessandro Raho

Bahama-born, London-based Alessandro Raho specialises in portraits and painted Dame Judi Dench for the National Gallery in 2004. This painting is of his stepsister and he has work in the Museum of Modern Art in New York and the Seattle Museum of Art.

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Rose Wylie - PV Windows and Floorboards

PV Windows and Floorboards - Rose Wylie

At the age of 80, Rose Wylie has enjoyed recognition late in her career. She was awarded the Paul Hamlyn Prize for Visual Arts in 2011, the Threadneedle Prize in 2009 and had a retrospective at the Jerwood Gallery in Hastings in 2012.

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