New Manifestations of Declarations of Love Across the Ocean through Records of a Place of Reminiscence
19 October - 23 October 2020
New Manifestations of Declarations of Love Across the Ocean through Records of a Place of Reminiscence centres around a series of six digital paintings transferred on vitreous enamel. The paintings are based on photos that the artist’s husband texted him throughout their long-distance relationship. They depict a place of personal importance to the couple; the spot in which they said goodbye to each other after they first met.
Corsin Billeter is the winner of the 2020 Valerie Beston Artists’ Trust Prize.
The Valerie Beston Artists’ Trust was established in 2006 after the death of Valerie Beston (1922-2005), who was renowned for supporting and nurturing the careers of many of the leading artists working in London throughout her extraordinary fifty-year career.
The charity was established to support artists at the beginning of their careers; it has since collaborated with the Royal College of Art to award an annual prize to a postgraduate student selected from its degree show. The prize comprises a studio for a year at SPACE, a financial contribution towards materials, tutorial support generously provided by the RCA, and a solo exhibition at the end of the year, held since 2020 at Ordovas.