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Kenyan artist third winner of Dentons Art Prize

Monday, April 24, 2017 @ 9:06 AM | By John Chunn

Dentons announced on April 24 that Paresha Amin, a Kenyan landscape painter who lives and works in the U.K., is the third winner of the biannual Dentons Art Prize, which is organized and sponsored by the firm's London office.

The judges also gave a special commendation to another artist who exhibited as part of the competition, Tom Hatton.

Amin was selected as the winner by a panel of expert independent judges which included gallerist Hannah Barry, collector and philanthropist Valeria Napoleone, artist Mark Titchner, senior director at Hauser & Wirth Neil Wenman, and artist Richard Wentworth.

As the winner of the Dentons Art Prize, Amin will receive 5,000 pounds.

Partner Lucille De Silva commented, “Through the Dentons Art Prize, we are committed to making a lasting and positive change in the art community, allowing such talented and diverse up-and-coming artists to be able to showcase their work to our clients, staff and world-renowned judges, and to obtain pro bono legal support from the talented lawyers within our network. We congratulate Paresha Amin and Tom Hatton and look forward to welcoming future talented artists to the next Dentons Art Prize."

The Dentons Art Prize was unveiled in January 2016 in collaboration with curator Niamh White. The competition was launched to support diverse and dynamic artists as they embark on their careers. All 12 artists involved in this exhibition have access to specialist pro bono legal advice provided by Dentons.