Once again this year, Dazed is partnering with Converse and the Whitechapel Gallery for the Emerging Artists Award, which offers a platform for emerging unrepresented artists under 35.
The judging panel includes the Turner Prize-winning artist Jeremy Deller and the Times Arts Commissioning Editor Nancy Durrant.
The shortlist has now been chosen by the esteemed panel, and comprises 4 new talents:
* Leslie Kulesh: a London-based American artist whose work ranges from sculpture and installation to performance. She uses pop aesthetics to examine the political in her work.
* Myles Painter: a London-based artist whose recent shows include Young British Art II in Zurich, curated by Ryan Gander, and Bold Tendencies III by the Hannah Barry Gallery. Painter works with film, video, sculpture and installation.
* Pio Abad: born in the Philippines, Abad’s recent shows include the Glasgow International Festival of Visual Art, and Royal Academy Schools, London. His work is created from a combination of found image and constructed imagery, through which he examines the unstable networks of power which we inhabit.
* Samara Scott: Scott graduated from the Royal College of Art in 2011 and had a solo show at Arts &Jobs in 2012. She approaches her work from a contemporary consumer’s perspective, and her creations are informed by the palette of colour we all absorb- Microsoft’s blue skies and green fields, Apple’s pastel shades.