Nina Knoch, Y13 – First Prize – SUR in English Annual Art Competition

All the judges commented on the unsettling and ominous potency this piece emanates.  The way in which Nina has created contrast in lighting using only a monochrome scheme, and has conveyed strong emotions through facial features alone is commendable, they said.  The perspective, facial expressions and the distorted mask create a very powerful image, and the maturity of her work well surpasses what one might expect of her age.  Artist  José Maria Córdoba noted that he was ultimately swayed to choose this as his favourite, by the piece’s “high quality” and “professional” implementation.

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