Sergiy Petlyuk wins £20,000 UK/RAINE art prize

Sergiy Petlyuk won a £20,000 art prize
Sergiy Petlyuk's untitled video installation, which won him the £20,000 first prize

Sergiy Petlyuk has won the first prize to celebrate emerging artists from the UK and Ukraine. 

Petlyuk, from Lviv in western Ukraine, won the £20,000 main prize for his video installation work. He was one of 2,100 artists who entered the UK/RAINE competition and one of the shortlisted artists who are currently exhibiting their work across a floor of the Saatchi Gallery in London as part of the UK/RAINE show. More than 10,000 artworks were submitted in total.

Scorch of Real, by Roman Mikhaylo

Winners in five other categories were all awarded prizes of £10,000. Dominic Beattie was announced winner of the Painting category, while Jamie Fitzpatrick triumphed in the Sculpture category. Dima Mykytenko, whose bright, abstract murals adorn buildings in cities including Odessa, won in the Street Art category. 

Olivia Bax, a current sculpture masters student at the Slade School of Fine Art, won £5,000 in the public vote to put towards her work.

Horizon, by Dima Mykytenko

All of the winners' works, and that of other shortlisted artists, can be seen for free at the Saatchi Gallery, in Chelsea, London until 3 January, 2016. The UK/RAINE art prize is the result of a collaboration between the Saatchi Gallery and the Firtash Foundation.