artrepublic is excited to announce that one of our favourite female artists, Anna Kyriacou, won first place in the 2008 Brighton Fringe Festival Visual Arts Prize for ‘A Thin Line Between Love and Hate’.

For those of you who don’t know, Anna is a Fine Artist and illustrator who’s naïve style is seductively simple. Her images of childhood sensitively approach the expression and restriction of sexuality and more recently her strong interest in the human condition has drawn her to explore the subject of school bullying.

Anna’s pictures are frequently delivered with humour and are reminiscent of the images we drew in our childhood. This results in a feeling that the children in the images are delivering their own message.

Anna has exhibited her work in various parts of the UK including London and Edinburgh. She has worked on editorial and advertising commissions and had her work featured in a variety of magazines including The Illustrated Ape and I-D.

2008 is obviously a good year for Anna as she also recently received an Argus Angels Award in recognition of her artistic excellence.

To see more of Anna’s prints click here.

For further information call the Brighton gallery on 01273 724 829 or click online

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