Fine Art graduate selected for FBA Futures Exhibition

29 November 2019

The work of Leeds Arts University BA (Hons) Fine Art graduate, Josh Newsome has been selected for the prestigious FBA Futures exhibition.  

FBA Futures is the UK’s largest annual exhibition showcasing the best in contemporary figurative art. The works on show explore a variety of subjects and celebrate the current resurgence of interest in representational painting that is taking place in art schools across the country.

The exhibition will present over eighty works by forty-three of the most outstanding art graduates of 2019.

Josh Newsome, Doncaster 2, 2019, Oil on Plywood. 

Participating artists will also have the opportunity to win prizes including the Minerva Prize, the Hottinger Prize for Excellence, Be Smart About Art Award and the Great Art Visitors’ Choice Award.

Josh Newsome’s paintings focus on the uncertainty of the night within the urban landscape. He explores this by sketching and painting from direct observation of time and place.

Josh Newsome, Doncaster 1, 2019, Oil on Plywood.

Clare O’Brien, CEO of Mall Galleries said, “FBA Futures 2020 is comprised of artists who we hope will go on to shape the future of figurative art. They will join artists from the last seven years of Futures whose works are now in the collections of museums and galleries in the UK and Europe. This reflects the strong resurgence of interest in figurative art and especially contemporary painting, seen across the wider art market.”

FBA Futures is online from 15 November 2019 and will open from 6-18 January 2020 at the Mall Galleries, London.