Aesthetica Art Prize 2016 – Long listed!

I am excited to be one of the 100 artists to be presented in the Aesthetica Art Prize 2016 and offered the opportunity to showcase my work to a wider audience.
Aesthetica Art Prize 2016 List

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Chaos to order

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From the exhibition

Accidents Need Not Happen

Curated by Wang Yao

Andrew Bracey, David Fowling, Laura Johnson, Chunmei Liu, James Phaily, Tao Zhang, Eleni Zevgaridou.

in the every day

Sculpture in our life. Why do we not choose to include sculpture in our household as much as we do with paintings, music and other forms of art / art objects? Is this a matter of fashion, a notion of elitism, or simply have we forgotten all about it? Art and design play a major part in our every day life. We rarely choose to share our space with a sculpture. I choose the word “share” because I am lately thinking figurative art as part of my every day environment. We make a different connection to figurative art than we do with other forms of art.

How do we “read” a sculpture? Is this like reading literature?

Nomatei creates an environment where scenarios grow, subjective stories unfold and theatrical direction take place. The following installation provides an example, which is part of the Nomatei group. (private commission)

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Patti Smith on Youth and friendship

“… we all love books..”

in 2010 Patti Smith appeared in New York Public Library to mark the release of her book “Just Kids,” which chronicles her relationship with photographer Robert Mapplethorpe in 1960s and 70s New York City. Joined by NYPL’s Paul Holdengraber, Patti Smith takes the stage to discuss friendship, youth, and her creative awakening — and maybe even sing a song or two. (https://soundcloud.com)

I find great analysis on books in the https://www.brainpickings.org , totally worth subscribing

the art of thought in its purest, most fertile form

Attention consists of suspending our thought, leaving it detached, empty, and ready to be penetrated by the object; it means holding in our minds, within reach of that though, but on a lower level and not in contact with, the diverse knowledge we have acquired, which we are forced to make use of. Our thought should be in relation to all particular and already formulated thoughts, as a man on a mountain, who, as he looks forward, sees also below him, without actually looking at them, a great many forests and plains. Above all our thought should be empty, waiting, not seeking anything, but ready to receive in its naked truth the object that is to penetrate it.

Simone Weil in “Waiting for God”

https://www.brainpickings.org

private view

The final show of my Master’s degree, “to be discussed” private view on 10th September 2015, in the Project Space Plus, University of Lincoln, United Kingdom.

“to be discussed exhibits four artists whose work displays extraordinary focus and enquiry at the edges of the tangible, identifying particular moments of fleeting but intense experience. Through such concentrated, focussed work, these artists ask us – the audience – to consider if these brief moments are perhaps the most important moments in understanding the human condition. Instants of grieving for the tragedies of our shared history, or of one’s own intimate biography. Gestures of celebrating our community in its everyday variety and tracing our capacity to both heal and memorialise: meetings, losses, loves, accidents and tragedies, passers by, aftermath, and deferred beginnings. These are the kinds of intensely specific experiences we all share, but find challenging to interpret and explore in visual language. It is this highly complex and challenging seam of life that these artists mine.”

Dr Catherine Burge, University of Lincoln

http://issuu.com/tobediscussed/docs/tobediscussed