02.10.2018 - Hurvin Anderson: Awarded the first TenTen Commission by the Government Art Collection

Hurvin Anderson: Awarded the first TenTen Commission by the Government Art Collection

 

The TenTen Commission is being produced jointly by the Government Art Collection with Outset Contemporary Art Fund and is sponsored by Sybil Robson Orr and Matthew Orr.

Every year over the next decade, a British artist will be commissioned to create a unique, limited edition print which will be shown in diplomatic buildings across the world. 

Hurvin Anderson's print Still Life with Artificial Flowers is an intricate print that evokes a snapshot of the artist's mother's front room in Birmingham. Anderson worked with The Print Studio to replicate sourced and saved fabrics and wallpapers. The thirteen base colours are built up from fifteen stencils over twentyone layers, the rich use of pattern to flatten the space referencing the techniques of Henri Matisse.