Angela de la Cruz

Angela de la Cruz (b. 1965) lives and works in London. Angela de la Cruz describes her work as 'anthropomorphic representation of human situations through the use of the painting.' Falling somewhere between painting and sculpture her pieces incorporate canvases, stretchers, everyday objects and furniture which appear twisted, mangled or collapsed and have a language of their own, expressing feelings of vulnerability and fragility. They reflect a slapstick humour and the picaresque tradition of the artist's native Spain. Having first studied philosophy in Spain, Angela de la Cruz then graduated from Goldsmiths (BA) and The Slade (MA). She had a solo show earlier this year at Camden Art Centre and has been nominated for the 2010 Turner Prize.

Angela de la Cruz | I am very excited to get the Paul Hamlyn award because I will be able to expand and experiment with my work and make new work without any financial worries. My work has reached a critical moment and I feel it can go even further. I need time to concentrate solely on this process. This is a turning point in my career, and I feel that the next few years are critical to my artistic development. The Paul Hamlyn award will be crucial to allowing this development.