A recent exhibition of what organisers have termed the University of the Arts London's 'brightest and best students' has provided a refreshing and necessary glimpse into some of the artists likely to play a significant role in the future of British art.
Xhibit, held at London's East End Four Corners gallery, featured works by 25 artists selected from over 1000 entries by a judging panel consisting of Benedict Butterworth, Craig Green, Kate Jones and Matt Roberts.
Unlike most degree shows, Xhibit invited entries from all current University of the Arts London students working across all disciplines meaning that the final body of exhibited work felt truly wide-ranging and incorporated submissions from the Sound Art, Publishing, Hair and Make-up for Film and Jewellery courses as well as the more traditional Fine Art and Design programmes.
"It's very difficult to bring disparate works together that make for a cohesive exhibition but we've managed to put together a strong show of this years selected artists" says Gavin Ramsey, Xhibit organiser.
"In it's sixteenth year Xhibit is stronger than ever and still relevant to the UAL student body. It's all about the artists seeing their work together, making useful connections and being part of something which has been a highlight of the calendar."
Significantly, selected participants have also been offered a series of professional development opportunities and representation from Made in Arts London.
The selected artists are: Haffendi Anuar, Andrej Bako, Arthur Beardmore-Gray, Farhad Berahman, Charlie Chrobnik, James Clapham, Macovei Dani Costin, Injoo Lee, Hyunjeong Lim, Tuli-Gal Litvak, Rafaela Lopez, Annalaura Masciavè, Isabelle May Tollitt, Kota Okuda, Lesley Omara, Philip Rhys Matthews, Pippa Roberts, Svetlana Stein, Marianne Thoermer, Birgit Toke Tauka Frietman, Adriano Vessichelli, Demelza Watts, Longwen Wei, Alexander Wood and Anna Zavialova.