4 New Sensations was launched in 2007 by Channel 4 and The Saatchi Gallery to find the twenty most imaginative and talented artists graduating in the UK this year. The judges were artist Gavin Turk; Ralph Rugoff, director of the Hayward Gallery, London; critic Louisa Buck; and Alison Jacques, owner of Alison Jacques Gallery in London.
I am very, very proud of my friend Maurice Citron whose work is included in the exhibition. A talented painter and sculptor, he studied at Chelsea and has just graduated from the MA programme at Byam Shaw.
In addition to his inclusion in the New Sensations show, he currently has a residency at The Florence Trust, has just been shortlisted for the Clifford Chance Sculpture Award 2009, and found out yesterday that he has been picked for inclusion in Future Map, the annual exhibition of the best emerging talent from the current graduating year (9152 students) of the six colleges of the University of the Arts London. Yay! Go Mo!
Untitled by Maurice Citron
4 New Sensations is at The A Foundation at the Rochelle School, Arnold Circus, Shoreditch from 9-19 October (12-6pm, Thursday 15 October until 8pm).