Jeremy Kibel wins inaugural Substation prize - Art Collector

Jeremy Kibel, Nevermind, 2011. Mixed media, 150 x 155cm. Courtesy: the artist

12 September 2011 | Melbourne-based painter Jeremy Kibel is the winner of the $5,000 Substation Contemporary Art Prize, a new non-acquisitive prize that seeks to recognise innovative and challenging contemporary art.

Known for his work in portraiture and landscapes using various enamel and textural effects with handmade paper, Kibel’s entry
Nevermind hails a return to almost pure abstraction – a new direction which appealed to the judges, Bendigo Art Gallery director Karen Quinlan and National Gallery of Victoria curator Alex Baker.

Kibel describes
Nevermind as “a painting of faded memories,” that looks back on his years of skateboarding.

Secondary prizes were also awarded to Simon Obarzanek for his photographic work
Movement #2 and Rebecca Agnew for her stop animation You, me and catastrophe.

The award exhibition continues until 25 September 2011 at the Substation building in Melbourne.

Jane O'Sullivan

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