Fifth Year Artist Jacob Costen has been selected for the Royal Academy Young Artists’ Summer Show 2020.

Taking inspiration from the Royal Academy annual Summer Exhibition, the Young Artists’ Summer Show is an opportunity for young artists to exhibit their work online and on-site at the Royal Academy.

Jacob’s piece, LEAK, was inspired by watching the natural history series Blue Planet II, which explores the marine environment of the world’s oceans, in addition to his interest in the global climate crisis.

Jacob was delighted to hear that he had been given the opportunity to display his work at one of the most famous art galleries in the world:

I’m really pleased that one of my pieces was chosen for the exhibition on my first year entering the contest, and I’m looking forward to working on my skills and entering again next year.

The Fifth Year Artist was warmly congratulated by Hampton’s Head of Art, Mrs Karen Williams:

Jacob’s work reflects his passion for ‘surrealism’ and he has pursued his creative goals to create stunning immersive ‘surreal’ landscapes with a dystopian feel. Many congratulations to Jacob!

More of Jacob’s work can be seen here

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