The Secret Art Prize presented by Cuious Duke Gallery celebrates emerging urban surreal artistic talents.
Breaking away from the trope of traditional prizes they offer new talent the opportunity to exhibit and flourish within their practice. All unrepresented artists are welcome to enter the competition.
The secret art prize notion is not just to uncover unrepresented hidden talent but also see more fine art work on the streets of London. Eleni, owner of the Curious Duke Gallery, states
“The idea was initially inspired by Richard Reeds Art Everywhere project. It was great to see fine art in very public spaces and not confined to the walls of a gallery. I thought I could take this project further and mix fine art with the current street art trend that we are currently experiencing and put the physical piece of art onto the streets, one that is removable and can then be put into a home or gallery context, and really bridge the gap between fine art and street art. Street art now is so accessible to everyone, it has become part of our everyday life and surroundings, yet walking into an art gallery is still seen as quite an intimidating visit so I wanted to blur these barriers.”
Open for Applications today Ends: 14th June 2014