Following their success in London and New York, Caroline Hall and Julia Monteiro, both Masters graduates from Winchester, presented a selection of new paintings at the Link Gallery in the Spring. Both artists use video and film as a springboard to produce paintings that explore the boundaries between the moving image and the painted surface. Caroline Hall has been selected as an emerging artist by DegreeArt.com and was a named finalist in the Chelsea International Fine Art Competition in New York last year. She held her first solo exhibition in London in November and was selected to show work at the Oxo Tower.
Award-winning painter Julia Monteiro has exhibited in London and throughout the UK. Her cinematic paintings have attracted a wide audience and this exhibition at the Link Gallery was the first time the complete series was shown. By editing and selecting stills from contemporary European film, Julia produces work which alludes to issues of time and space while retaining the integrity of the paint itself.