Chantal Powell, shortlisted for the 2014 Young Masters Art Prize, tells us about her work…

by Chantal

Short interview for Young Masters

Chantal Powell makes theatrical installations as a commentary on artifice, glamour and ornament.  She tells us more about life as an artist and being shortlisted for the Young Masters Art Prize 2014…

What is it about the Young Masters Art Prize that you are most interested in?

The Prize’s explicit focus on integrating art of the past with contemporary art of today will really bring to attention the influence of Baroque that is present my own work. I use elements of the baroque as a tool to offer up fake moments of intensity and drama in a similar way that artists of the baroque era used artifices such as trompe l’oeil, stage sets and exaggerated colour/form to transcend the natural world. It’s something that viewers don’t always immediately see in my pieces but will be bought to the fore in the context of Young Masters.

Can you explain to us what…

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