Exeter art wins international prize
23 July 2013
Chosen from over 500 entries worldwide and a shortlist of 105, an artwork developed for an exhibition at RAMM has won an international linocut prize. Supported by funding from Arts Council England, Exeter based artist Volkhardt Müller adapted 12 little plastic TVs with musical clockwork to play finely carved miniature lino cuts on a perpetual roll for the Witness Box display in the exhibition, Any High Street.
The work won a third prize in the Linocut Today competition. Volkhardt is thrilled that the twelve scenes of contemporary Exeter have gained international recognition “I was particularly pleased to see how this very British inspired work has translated so well to a high calibre jury abroad. To be specific about the place I take as inspiration, but also to transcend the locale was my mantra when I developed this work.”
The first and second prizes went to Dutch artist Cees Andriessen and Düsseldorf artist Wolfgang Pilz respectively.
Lino Cut Today can be seen at Galerie der Stadt Bietigheim Bissingen, Germany until 6 October 2013.
More of Volkhardt’s work can be seen in the current display at RAMM by Devon-based artist collective Blind Ditch: This City’s Centre.