College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences

ECA graduate wins Signature Art Prize

A graduate of Edinburgh College of Art has won DegreeArt’s Signature Art Prize 2012.

Photography of Signature Art Prize winner Hans K Clausen
Hans K Clausen, 2012 winner of the Signature Art Prize

Hans K Clausen, who graduated with a BA (Hons) in Sculpture earlier this year, won the sculpture category with his piece, ‘Notion’.

Hans beat off competition from over 500 submissions and 40 finalists. His prize includes representation by and £1,000, as well as gifts from the award’s sponsors.

Elinor Olisa, Director of DegreeArt, said: “The beauty of Hans’ achievement with ‘Notion’ is that through its structured simplicity he communicates so much to the viewer. The assembled work on display at the Gala instantly became a part of the space as much due to its size as the audiences’ participation with it.

“Meeting Hans brought the work further to life for us. He is a true artist with an incredibly promising career ahead of him and to whom we wish all the luck he deserves.”

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