MOSTYN Open 20 winner
We are delighted to announce the winner of the 20th edition of the MOSTYN Open.
The winner is Gernot Wieland who was awarded the £10,000 prize for his work entitled 'Thievery and Songs', 2016.
A statement from the selection panel states:
Gernot Wieland's accomplished and complex work stood out for the panel, specifically for the way in which it creates a narrative around the human condition and how it examines the place of the individual in society."
Gernot Wieland said:
"I’m delighted that my work has been recognised by such well-known and respected curators, it means a lot to me. My work is often created as part of a collaborative process and I would to thank those who worked with me on this piece. This award will support me to make a new body of work."
Wieland was chosen from 27 exhibiting artists who were selected from over 600 submissions in response to an open-call attracting artists from across the globe.
The selection of artists for MOSTYN Open 20 represents the continued rise of the gallery's international profile with participants located in Belgium, Holland, Germany, Portugal, Italy, Switzerland, China, Australia, USA and UK.
The Audience Award, with a prize of £1,000, will be awarded to the artist who receives the most votes from the visiting public during the exhibition’s run.