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Want to see two new exhibitions from some rising stars of the art world? The Holy Biscuit are hosting works by three student artists this month as part of their initiative to help contemporary artists in the region.

George Greenhill and Joshua Raz present Far Nearer, a collaborative exhibition examining how painting can be an alternative medium in the art world. As painting is steadily gaining a resurgence in popularity, the pair look at the medium and its relationship to the world in vastly different ways. Raz questions the nature of abstraction within his works, placing highly realistic figures within geometric landscapes. Greenhill, on the other hand, uses the canvas itself as the artwork, manipulating its body and therefore the audience’s perception of the form within the exhibition space.

The second show sees Matt Antoniak present Devil’s Elbow, which aims to subvert the traditional form of self-portraiture. Google Self-Portrait contains a number of pieces in watercolour based on Google’s results for “visually similar” images of self-portraits. Meanwhile, his Still Lives presents large charcoal drawings of flowers alongside the Devil’s Elbow road.

The 2015 Student Show opens to the public at the Holy Biscuit, Newcastle on Wednesday 18th and runs until Thursday 26th February.

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