Senior lecturer, Tom Hammick is one of three artists shortlisted for the prestigious art prize.
15 Aug 2013
The prize offers a British artist a first solo show in Tokyo, Japan. In addition to an exhibition, the winning artist will be given a period of support and introductions in the Japanese contemporary art world and a £5,000 award.
The shortlisted artists will exhibit their work at Daiwa Foundation Japan House in June 2012 during which time one artist will be selected as the winner and will be invited to exhibit in Tokyo in Autumn 2012.
Just over 700 artists submitted work for consideration this year by the distinguished panel of judges including Jonathan Watkins, Director of Ikon Gallery, Birmingham Martin Gayford, art critic and author and Grayson Perry, artist and 2003 Turner Prize winner.
Since the selection, Hammick has made a series of works which develop his interest in Asian print and image-making techniques, exploring compositions and aesthetics associated with Japonism's flattening out and elongating of space within the picture.
The exhibition will be centred around his recent monumental reduction woodcut Island Studio 2012 and a sequence of works that re-interpret a recurring mortif of a cabin in open landscape.
The Daiwa Anglo-Japanese Foundation is a UK charity, established in 1988 with the purpose of supporting closer links between Britain and Japan.
Hammick’s work is also featured in Dreams of Here at the Brighton Museum and Art Gallery, which finishes on the 10 June, 2012.