I first saw Katie O’Hagan’s work when it was projected onto a large screen in a dark room where I sat with my colleagues of The Artist’s Magazine
. We were reviewing entries for last year’s Annual Art Competition. This process is never easy, but I always looked forward to it. It was quiet, intimate. We’d go through hundreds and hundreds of paintings and drawings, considering each one. Often we would agree unanimously if we should keep or cut any given work; sometimes any one of us would strongly disagree with the rest. In the end, the best paintings would stay within our list of finalists, and then our jurors would take the reigns from there, choosing the best of the best.
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