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Converse Highlight of the Week: Candice Jacobs

Next up in our Award highlights: the video artist exploring contextual ambiguity

Arts+Culture Q+A

Our next submission of the week for this year’s Converse/Dazed Emerging Artist Award, we spoke to artist and curator Candice Jacobs.

Since graduating with a First Class Honours in Fine Art in 2004, Jacobs has been busy showcasing her talent with a number of projects such as her recent show, Girl on Girl that displays her curiosity with the manipulation of images and information. Jacobs' work explores the idea of falsification as she tries to 'create a comment on reality by removing the reality from it'. Besides this interest in removing contexts enabling her to create new and exciting works of art, Jacobs also often returns to the subjects of labour and work.

Interacting with people in environments such as these is extremely important to her and she sees this as a way to understand more clearly her role as an artist. Jacobs describes this process as “a constant battle against what it is to be an artist, always arguing for the value of what you are doing”, something that is extremely clear within her work as she explores the borders, if any, between fine art and reality.

To enter simply send us your statement, CV and five Jpegs of your work. For more information, check our T&Cs and submit via the easy-click-access HERE.

Previous winners of the Converse Emerging Art Award include Gabrielle Beverage in 2011 who has since seen all her work bought by the Saatchi Gallery, whilst Richard Parry was commissioned at Venice Biennale, and Levack and Lewandowski saw three shows and performances in 2013.

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