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Episode 14

Episode 14 of 15

Competition for a spot at a grand exhibition at the Mall Galleries. Featuring a painting with a £35,000 price tag and a drawing using mixed media including soya sauce.

Among those facing the Hanging Committee is a 50-year-old Russian-born painter who likes to be known simply as ARINA. She came to the UK in 2005, completed a degree and masters in fine art, and now works full time as an artist in London and has exhibited her work in the UK and abroad. A spot at the Mall Galleries would be an important stepping stone in building her profile, but what will the judges make of her painting - and the whopping £35,000 price tag ARINA wants to put on it?

Richard, 39, from Somerset already makes a living from painting - but as a painter and decorator rather than a fine artist, and his dream is to stop painting ceilings and start selling masterpieces. But rather than show the judges a painting, Richard has decided to submit a miniature sculpture entitled 13 Secrets and containing a hidden message. Will the judges be drawn in by the intricacy and mystery of his tiny sculpture?

Clem, 49, from Devon has always loved art but ended up running an online business trading vintage collectables instead. In his forties he decided to follow his heart and study fine art at university. Now, with his degree behind him, it is make or break time to establish himself as an artist. He is presenting the judges with a drawing using mixed media including soya sauce and rice, which is inspired by a photograph of his great grandmother and explores his Chinese identity. Will the judges warm to Clem's originality?

45 minutes

Last on

Thu 7 Mar 2013 08:20

Diana Bernice Tackley

Diana Bernice Tackley

Age: 66

From: Northwich, Cheshire

Title: Nightshift (2011)

Medium: Acrylic on canvas

Dimensions: 91 x 91 cm

Guide Price at exhibition: £3,500

Sale Price: Unsold (1 underbid of £1,501 not accepted)

 

Judges' Votes

David - Yes

Roy - Yes

Charlotte - No

Richard Howell

Richard Howell

Age: 51

From: Wincanton, Somerset

Title: 13 Secrets (2009)

Medium: Various materials tied with copper wire

Dimensions: 9 x 6 x 7 cm

Guide Price at exhibition: £475

Sale Price: Unsold (no bids)

 

 

Judges' Votes

David - Yes

Roy - Yes

Charlotte - Yes

Arina Gordienko

Arina Gordienko

Age: 50

From: London

Title: Silence, Opus 3 (2009)

Medium: Oil on linen

Dimensions: 110 x 145 cm

Guide Price at exhibition: £27,000

Sale Price: Unsold (no bids)

 

Judges' Votes

David - Yes

Roy - Yes

Charlotte - Yes

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Executive Producer Damon Pattison
Executive Producer Damon Pattison
Series Producer Alison Kreps
Series Producer Alison Kreps

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