I have been selected as one of 100 finalists in the Aesthetica Art Prize 2015, an international award that attracted over 3,500 entries from artists in over 60 countries worldwide. And my work ‘Cadavre Exquis I’, which I created for the creative collaboration project ‘Cadavre Exquis‘, has been published in an anthology, Future Now.
The book features creative working in all media, including painting, photography, installation, sculpture, three dimensional design, drawing and film. It is an inspiring compendium of artistic talent from around the world, and contains essays by influential art figures including Clare Grafik, Head of Exhibitions at The Photographers’ Gallery London and Sarah Perks, Artistic Director (Visual Art & Film) at HOME Manchester.
100 long listed works are also displayed on monitors in the exhibition space at York St Mary’s, UK, along with 8 exhibiting finalists : “Order and chaos, the global and the domestic, fear and trust, globalisation and consumerism are all themes that run through this year’s works as they attempt to explore our existence in the world and ultimately make sense of it.” by Aesthetica Magazine.
Cherie Federico, Director and Curator of the Aesthetica Art Prize, comments: “This year’s longlist raises the bar for creative excellence. These recommended artists draw upon a range of influences to create something original and interdisciplinary, and the book is an exciting presentation spanning a range of media. Each work comments on issues relevant in today’s society, and offers a momentary pause from everyday life to reflect on both our universal and individual experiences.”