Michael Lindeman has been announced as the winner of the 2022 Percival Portrait Prize with his self-portrait ‘I…’, 2020. The Percival Portrait Prize is a major acquisitive award for $40,000. The artwork will be on view in ‘The Percivals’, 2022 exhibition at Perc Tucker Regional Gallery, Townsville, from 23rd April to 3rd July 2022.
" ‘I…’ is my manifesto and therapy at once, both image and text confronting my position as an artist and mortality. Stream of consciousness self-analysis meets jarring institutional critique, I have found my zone of contemplation. My portrait uses a self-reflexive humour as a strategic tool with which to analyse cultural production and entertain myself," explains Lindeman, "The brand of humour I use, an externalising of my doubts and fears, satisfies a misguided urge to be vulnerable and sincere. ‘I…’ is an insight into my psyche, relying on a parallel, removed mode of presenting one’s bodily self."
- Michael Lindeman
A huge congratulations to Michael from all at Sullivan+Strumpf.