Painting trio included in prestigious art show

A current Fine Art Painting student and two graduates are displaying their work in an exhibition at the prestigious Delphian Gallery in London. Fine Art Painting BA(Hons) student Elliot Nehra and graduates Nettle Grellier and Jake Grewal are among the artists showcased at the Delphian Open Call Exhibition, London’s biggest open submission gallery show.

Elliot Nehra said: “I’m really thrilled to be exhibiting among some of my favourite artists, in such a prestigious gallery. As a second year painting student it’s really great that people are taking notice of students who are trying to emerge in the art world. I’ve had a good couple of months in the studio where my work’s been going well so it’s really pleasing to be rewarded and have the painting recognised.”

morning after by elliot nehra

Of the painting that will be displayed at the Delphian Gallery, ‘The Morning After,’ Elliott said: “It was part of a recent body of work I included in my first solo show ‘A Hermit’s Wonderland’. The paintings were inspired by the everyday and materialised as an instinctive response to the world, commenting on my life, experiences, feelings, memories and background. The multifaceted, complicated nature of masculinity, of being and becoming a man is being explored.”

Nettle Grellier said: “It’s a pleasure to be included in the open call exhibition alongside many artists whose work I have admired from afar, and I look forward to meeting lots of them at the opening. The painting that has been featured, ‘Daybed’, is one of the first in a series of I started this winter about intimacy and tenderness between friends.”

Chris Stevens, Senior Lecturer in Fine Art Painting, said: “I am absolutely delighted that, once again, our students and recent graduates are being selected for important exhibitions like these. The fine art painting course at Brighton is firmly centred on practice not just as a means of developing concrete skills but in terms of understanding practice as a means of enquiry and critical engagement. This further success shows we must be doing the right things towards nurturing the next generation of significant British artists.”

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