Our Aesthetica Art Prize Call for Entries Countdown continues with the Photography & Digital Art category. Today, with 21 days left to submit your artwork, we take a look at British photographer Marcus Lyon, whose series Rambert (2015) was longlisted in this year’s Prize. Also a finalist in 2015, the artist has continued to promote his images worldwide. Four images from the his shortlisted series Exodus (2014) have now been acquired by the Smithsonian Institute in Washington DC.
Born out of a collaboration between one of the world’s foremost contemporary dance companies and the artist himself over a number of rehearsals and performances, Rambert eloquently visualises a whole dance in a single image. The final artworks draw heavily on a mix of the real and the imagined as the images weave dynamic patterns of movement across the canvas of the stage in honour of the scale and emotional content of the actual choreography. Lyon endeavours to bring a new perspective to the art of recording dance by creating a new visual language to communicate a deeper truth, drawing on multiple sequences brought to life through a series of dynamic images. His photographs are minutely planned to the last detail.
The Aesthetica Art Prize is now open for entries, accepting submissions across a range of media including photography, sculpture, installation, painting and artists’ film. Prizes include up to £5,000 courtesy of Hiscox, group exhibition, publication in Future Now, £250 art supplies vouchers courtesy of Winsor & Newton and art books courtesy of Prestel. Selected artists are also showcased on Aesthetica’s online channels.
Entries are open until 31 August. For more information, visit www.aestheticamagazine.com/artprize.
1. Marcus Lyon, Rambert (2015). Courtesy of the artist.