Adeline de Monseignat; 2017
Adeline de Monseignat is a London-based multidisciplinary visual artist. Her practice investigates themes linked to the body, nature, birth and life within the inanimate. The artist explores the origin of her chosen materials (sand to glass, quarry to marble), the origin of life (fertility, sexuality, motherhood) and the origin of words (etymologies). These interests are addressed in her sculptures and installations with the use of organic, sensual, strong yet vulnerable materials such as glass, soil, fur, fabric and marble that aim to echo the human body’s qualities and potentialities.
PSC and Deutsche Bank look for the best of today’s emerging artistic talent to design and produce trophies to be presented to the winners of the Deutsche Bank Awards for Creative Enterprise (DBACE). This national competition for graduating art students is celebrating its 25th anniversary. The Awards help the next generation of creative entrepreneurs turn their ideas into reality by providing winners with start-up capital, enterprise training and mentoring. The categories are: Craft and Design; Film; Art and Photography; Music; Performance.
The trophy selected is composed of two elements:
Firstly, the stone, used as a base, stable and solid, is a symbol of strength, hard work and good fortune. A pebble on a beach, like a winner for an award, will be handpicked. Secondly, the handblown frosted ‘egg’, slightly translucent, precious and standing tall, is the symbol of a promising future ahead, a fertile new beginning.
Adeline has a BA in Language and Culture, UCL (2009), and an MA in Fine Art, City & Guilds of London Art School (2011). Selected exhibitions include: ‘House of Penelope’ curated by Alix Janta and Lauren Jones at Gallery 46 (2017), ‘Force of Nature’ curated by James Putnam at Mile End Art Pavilion (2017), Screening ‘In the Flesh’ at Freud Museum (2016), ‘I am not Tino Sehgal’ at Nahmad Projects (2016), ‘Beyond Borders’ at Blain Southen (2016), ‘UK/raine’ at Saatchi Gallery (2015), ‘Whispers’ curatorial project at Ronchini (2015), ‘Home’ solo show at Ronchini (2014), ‘Time to Hit the Road’ at Leila Heller, New York (2014), ‘Articulate’ curated by Jeremy Lewison at Victoria Miro (2013), ‘The London Project’ curated by Gerson Zevi at Yorkshire Sculpture Park (2013), ‘The Uncanny’ curated by James Putnam at Ronchini (2013), ‘Dead Inside’ curated by Max Wolf and Meghan Carleton at Bleecker St Arts Club, New York (2013), ‘The Future Can Wait’ curated by Zavier Ellis at Victoria House (2013), ‘Dividing Line’ curated by Sumarria Lunn at High House (2012), ‘The Threadneedle Prize’ at the Mall Galleries (2012). Selected prizes include: Royal British Society of Sculptors Bursary Awards (2013), Fack West London Art Prize (2013), The Catlin Art Prize (Visitor Prize Winner, 2012) and Arcadia Missa Gallery Prize (2011).