BP Portrait Award 2015

Here is Nathalie's portrait of Bob Geldof which was selected for inclusion in the 2015 BP Portrait Award Exhibition 2015.

 

Nathalie says "After meeting Bob Geldof in 2014 at Guilfest, a music festival where the Boom Town Rats were playing, I knew what I wanted to capture in his portrait.  What I felt very strongly about was his strength and his vulnerability.  Bob is portrayed as the person rather than as a rock star.  The emptiness next to him represents the losses he experienced through the years.  Loss being an inevitable part of life, I believe most people will be able to relate to the emotions expressed in the painting.  The title of the painting is "Fuck Mondays".

 

The picture was exhibited at the National Portrait Gallery, London from the 18th of June to the 20th of September, then at the Scottish National Portrait Gallery, Edinburgh from the 10th October to 28th Febuary 2016, and then the Ulster Museum, Belfast from March to June  2016.

Photos from the Private View, Wednesday 17th June 2015
Local and National Press Coverage - click to enlarge
Farnham Herald

Farnham Herald

12 June 2015

 

London Evening Standard
Irish Post

London Evening Standard

16 June 2015

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Irish Post

24 June 2015

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Surrey Advertiser

Surrey Advertiser

27 June 2015

 

Daily Mirror NI

Daily Mirror NI

03 June 2016

 

On display at The Ulster Museum, Belfast, June 2016
Nathalie Beauvillain Scott
Nathalie Beauvillain Scott

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