June 26, 2022

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Contemporary British Portrait Painters 2022 Exhibition in Brixton

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This is about the latest exhibition by Present-day British Portrait Painters

Contemporary British Portrait Painters
from the web site of Contemporary British Portrait Painters

It feels relatively odd at this time in June not to be planning to visit the annual aggressive exhibition of paintings by modern portrait painters at the National Portrait
Gallery. But that Gallery has been shut for some time and we do not know what is occurring to that exhibition.

Having said that, back again in 2018, a variety of those people British artists who have exhibited at that exhibition (which experienced
come to be an increasingly worldwide exhibition of contemporary portraiture) blended with other outstanding present-day portrait painters in the British isles to generate a brand name new group – purely to generate a system for the mutual assistance and promotion of British portrait painters. 

I was happy to see this happen as I might started to consider that it was incredibly incongruous that the National Portrait Gallery now selected considerably less than half the operate for this prestigious exhibition from portrait painters based mostly in Britain!

Which is how – submit pandemic – you can now see an exhibition of fantastic present-day portrait paintings by fantastic modern day portrait painters this week in Brixton.

Modern British Portrait Painters

This is how the CBPP describe on their own – with my included ‘bold’ to spotlight the
essential points.

There are likely as many methods to paint as there are artists, so
there is no “right way to paint”. If there was there would never have been
a Michelangelo, Van Gogh, Picasso or Hockney. So we don’t want to be
prescriptive about the way you develop your art, for us the concluded
consequence is largely all that matters.
What we do want, is to symbolize the ideal in present-day British
portraiture and persuade the practitioners of it
, as they examine this captivating and endlessly intriguing issue. To
paint a portrait is to take into account the human ailment and to replicate on
our very own existence, it is deeply particular and as diversified and remarkable as the
folks we paint and the painters that paint them!

Key factors about the CBPP Team are as follows

  • a place to 
    • showcase some of the finest British practitioners of portrait painting 
    • discover and assist a person yet another in what we do. 
  • primarily qualified painters 
  • total membership of the team is by invitation
  • customers are invited purely on the top quality of their get the job done and their motivation
    to portraiture. 
  • now there is no most selection of associates
  • we are aiming to be as democratic as we can be”.
  • their guidelines for membership
I can glimpse through their listing of member artists and see quite many of the names of individuals who I would surely regard as
primary up to date portrait artists in the British isles – a lot of of whom I have satisfied right before and
who have previously featured on this web site in my coverage of open portrait
competitions/exhibitions in excess of the final 10 years and a lot more. 

These incorporate:

I’m loving the way that they are NOT listing artists alphabetically by surnames. As 1 who has put in her full existence with a surname in the vicinity of the stop of the alphabet this feels something like redemption. In its place they’re listing alphabetically on first names! 🙂

CBPP Exhibition 


This is a excellent brief video of their exhibition
– which is nicely worth viewing and I’m certain
will stimulate several folks to go and take a seem at their exhibition. Far more artwork societies and art teams would benefit from undertaking similarly.

You can also see work by the artists by means of

  • a Gallery webpage of visuals of artwork by the artists – I am unclear whether or not these are representative or ones in the demonstrate. My other remark would be that it really is performing an great occupation of displaying us the middle of portrait format portraits – and slicing off their heads on my Macbook Air! Perhaps you will find a want to rethink of the size and structure of photos for the slideshow – to assistance desk/notebook as very well as cell platforms?
  • various virtual exhibitions on the website 
CBPP Exhibition Brixton

Exhibition Information

Information of the exhibition are as follows:

PS My challenge is I will need to tempo myself at the second and have some prior commitments this week. I’m striving to work out no matter if I can possibly combine this with one particular of these….

Social Media

Their marketing and advertising of the exhibition by way of social media has been fantastic – not minimum for the reason that it’s not been still left to 1 individual!You can also discover the group – and their pretty fascinating content material on





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