London: Work by artists from St Benedicts chosen for RA show

Rommy Georgiou

Rommy Georgiou

Paintings and sculptures by three A level Art students at St Benedict's School, Ealing, west London, have been selected from more than 2,400 submissions for the Royal Academy A-level Summer Exhibition Online.

The exhibition of 49 outstanding pieces is the online equivalent of the Royal Academy's Summer Exhibition, and is a showcase for some of the UK's most promising artists aged 16 to 18.

Rommy Georgiou's painting is a study of isolation: "Barren 2 creates a sense of loneliness as this football pitch is devoid of children, removing life, changing our expectations," she said.

James Bartle describes his selected sculpture as "inspired by urban decay and industrialism. The rough paint symbolises human imperfections in construction and the masking of manufacturing with culture and design."

Teddy Loxton's sculpture, Alone, is inspired by the work of Anthony Gormley: "This sculpture explores the fear of isolation. The translucent shell is both protective yet fragile, reflecting our strengths and weaknesses as human beings."

Head of Art at St Benedict's, Rod Pereira, said: "This is another wonderful year for our students, who are consistently successful, year on year, in this most prestigious national Art and Design competition.

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