Jiab Prachakul

A delicate portrait of friends interacting in a Berlin bar by a self-taught artist has won the 2020 BP portrait award at The National Portrait Gallery London.

Jiab Prachakul's Night Talk was picked as the winner by the judging panel, which, for the first time since 1997, had no representative from BP on it.

Selected from 1,981 entries, representing 69 countries, Prachakul's portrait was called "an evocative portrait of a fleeting moment in time", which gives a glimpse into someone else's life that is "beautiful, mysterious and alive". The judges also praised its bold composition and clever use of contrasting shapes. (source, The Guardian)

The exhibition can be viewed online here.

Read more about Jiab and Night Talk.

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BBC by Wil Gompertz.

The Guardian by Lanre Bakare

Get Night Talk Limited poster Signed and numbered by Jiab Prachakul here.