Winner 12–15 years: Self-Portrait

Expressive painted portrait of a young person with shoulder-length dark hair holding a yellow flower up to their mouth.
© Lijun MaCredit

Winner 12–15 years

Lijun Ma (age 15)

Self-Portrait, 2021

Paint on canvas

Lijun says: ‘One ordinary afternoon, a warm ray of sun slipped through a gap in the curtains and shone on my face. It felt nice. The bright warm sunlight sliced through the cold darkness of the room, a satisfying contrast, an even more intriguing image. Captivated by the peaceful serenity of the scene, I decided to record it in paint.’

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Shortlisted works | 12–15 years

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