Contemporary British Portrait Painters 2022 Exhibition in Brixton


This is about the present-day exhibition by Contemporary British Portrait Painters

Contemporary British Portrait Painters
from the web-site of Contemporary British Portrait Painters

It feels fairly odd at this time in June not to be arranging to stop by the annual competitive exhibition of paintings by up to date portrait painters at the Nationwide Portrait
Gallery. But that Gallery has been closed for some time and we will not know what’s happening to that exhibition.

Nevertheless, back again in 2018, a quantity of those people British artists who have exhibited at that exhibition (which had
become an significantly worldwide exhibition of modern portraiture) merged with other distinguished present-day portrait painters in the Uk to create a model new team – purely to build a system for the mutual help and marketing of British portrait painters. 

I was happy to see this transpire as I’d started to imagine that it was very incongruous that the Countrywide Portrait Gallery now chosen fewer than 50 % the perform for this prestigious exhibition from portrait painters centered in Britain!

Which is how – submit pandemic – you can now see an exhibition of fantastic modern portrait paintings by exceptional contemporary portrait painters this 7 days in Brixton.

Contemporary British Portrait Painters

This is how the CBPP describe them selves – with my added ‘bold’ to spotlight the
vital details.

There are almost certainly as lots of approaches to paint as there are artists, so
there is no “right way to paint”. If there was there would hardly ever have been
a Michelangelo, Van Gogh, Picasso or Hockney. So we really don’t want to be
prescriptive about the way you deliver your art, for us the concluded
result is largely all that issues.
What we do want, is to symbolize the best in up to date British
portraiture and encourage the practitioners of it
, as they discover this captivating and endlessly intriguing topic. To
paint a portrait is to take into account the human affliction and to reflect upon
our personal existence, it is deeply individual and as various and thrilling as the
people today we paint and the painters that paint them!

Critical details about the CBPP Team are as follows

  • a spot to 
    • showcase some of the best British practitioners of portrait painting 
    • discover and support 1 yet another in what we do. 
  • primarily expert painters 
  • total membership of the group is by invitation
  • members are invited purely on the top quality of their do the job and their determination
    to portraiture. 
  • at present there is no greatest range of members
  • we are aiming to be as democratic as we can be”.
  • their rules for membership
I can seem through their checklist of member artists and see pretty numerous of the names of those people who I would definitely regard as
foremost present-day portrait artists in the British isles – many of whom I have achieved just before and
who have earlier showcased on this weblog in my protection of open up portrait
competitions/exhibitions more than the previous decade and a lot more. 

These include:

I am loving the way that they are NOT listing artists alphabetically by surnames. As a person who has put in her overall existence with a surname around the end of the alphabet this feels a little something like redemption. As a substitute they are listing alphabetically on very first names! 🙂

CBPP Exhibition 

This is a excellent quick movie of their exhibition
– which is nicely really worth viewing and I am certain
will encourage several men and women to go and consider a look at their exhibition. A lot more art societies and art groups would gain from carrying out similarly.

You can also see function by the artists by means of

  • a Gallery web page of illustrations or photos of artwork by the artists – I’m unclear whether these are agent or types in the present. My other comment would be that it truly is doing an outstanding task of displaying us the center of portrait structure portraits – and chopping off their heads on my Macbook Air! Maybe there is a need to rethink of the dimensions and structure of photographs for the slideshow – to provider desk/notebook as nicely as cellular platforms?
  • various virtual exhibitions on the site 
CBPP Exhibition Brixton

Exhibition Specifics

Particulars of the exhibition are as follows:

PS My trouble is I want to pace myself at the minute and have some prior commitments this week. I’m making an attempt to perform out whether I can it’s possible combine this with one particular of all those….

Social Media

Their advertising and marketing of the exhibition via social media has been excellent – not minimum since it truly is not been remaining to just one individual!You can also come across the group – and their very attention-grabbing articles on


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