Anne von Freyburg wins The Robert Walters UK New Artists Award 2021

Anne von Freyburg (Unit 0, Studio 0-116) was named as the winner of the Robert Walters Group UK New Artist of the Year Award at the Saatchi Gallery on 4 November.

Anne was recipient to the £10,000 cash prize presented by global recruitment consultancy Robert Walters Group, after being selected ahead of the other nine shortlisted artists for work submitted within the brief of ‘Where do we go from here? Is there to be a new normal?’

Anne "wowed the judges with use of quality materials, technique and commitment to the process for her winning piece ‘Feminising The Canvas.' Anne presented a series of reconstructed Rococo portraits made out of a mixture of tapestry and contemporary fashion fabrics.

The imagery focused on a stylised idea around feminine beauty as found in the tradition of Boucher and Fragonard. Her works raised questions about taste, femininity, high and low art and the constructs of female identity."

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Images: Anne von Freyburg, photos by Reece Straw. Saatchi Gallery, November 2021