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An exhibition of work by artists shortlisted for this year’s Saatchi Gallery and Channel 4 New Sensations prize opens in London today.

The prize was launched in 2007 to place a spotlight on emerging talent graduating in the UK and Ireland.

The four finalists have been namedhannah tone as Gabriella Boyd, Ronin Cho, Jonny Briggs and Krystina Naylor but the overall winner is yet to be announced.

The exhibition coincides with The Future Can Wait, an annual exhibition of emerging and established artists run by Zavier Ellis and Simon Rumley, which is also in its fifth year.

Click here to preview the exhibition in pictures



The finalists in profile:



Gabriella Boyd

23 years old. Born in United Kingdom. Lives in: London

Glasgow School of Art



"I construct invented interiors through paint in order to explore the merging boundaries of literal and psychological spaces. These fictional spaces depict guarded and often private dwelling places yet their uneasy atmospheres are balanced with a twisted joyfulness. I use colour and form to guide the eye of the viewer through non-realist spaces. My interest in the containment of people is stimulated by the Surrealist attempt to detonate the divisions between our inner and outer worlds. By stripping the figure and its context of all recognisable rational connections, Surrealism simplifies their relationship to a purely formal level."



Jonny Briggs

26 years old. Born in United Kingdom. Lives in: London

Royal College of Art



"Searching for lost parts of my childhood, I try to think outside the reality I was socialised into to create a new one with my parents and self. Referencing the discovery of myself as an individual alongside my need to be part of a social group I question the boundaries between us, between adult and child, love and resentment, expressed and reserved, real and fake in attempt to revive my unconditioned, uninhibited self. Striving to escape my closing adult mind, photomontage helps me to escape normality, look back and re-capture childhood nature through my conditioned adult eyes."



Ronin Cho

29 years old. Born in Korea, Republic of. Lives in: London

Goldsmiths



"I have been driven by a keen interest in how one's ideas and experiences can be communicated to others. I have enhanced my skills and concepts to explore the relationship between kinetic sculptures and media art by investigating the benefits of using technology and traditional media, including craft that is an incalculable process which implements certain estimations built on a personal interpretation, experiences and an understanding of the materials. As society evolves by increasingly adopting new media into everyday life, art should increasingly reflect this progression to remain relevant. The practical application of technology can support the creation of art or be a central component to the formation of it."



Krystina Naylor

22 years old. Born in United Kingdom. Lives in: Nottingham

Nottingham Trent University



I tend to work in sculpture as its initial function is to inhabit the third dimension, as do you, its viewer. Either the object its self or its situation should feel slightly odd. A paradoxical & circular concept aims to contradict the original object’s purpose. The sculptures refer back to trompe l’oeil, aim for dimensional disruption and ask for particular viewpoints. Ultimately, the work attempts to dissolve space through surface but still anchor themselves within a conceptual language; which in some way or another connects them to their predecessors as well as their immediate environment.



New Sensations and The Future Can Wait are at B1, Victoria House, Bloomsbury Square, London WC1 until 17 October, www.saatchigallery.com/ns, www.thefuturecanwait.com

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