Aesthetica Art Prize Call for Entries Countdown: Artist William Reardon

Since being selected for the Aesthetica Art Prize earlier this year William Reardon has received a number of commissions for paintings and sculptures, and has also begun developing more computer-based artworks. As a professional motion graphic designer Reardon uses his animation skills to create video art – specifically interactive pieces using knobs and sliders to control elements of the animation.

Reardon has an exhibition coming up in September showcasing these animation-based works and other technology based pieces exploring quantum theory. For the Aesthetica Art Prize, Reardon’s work Tectonica was selected. Drawing inspiration from geometric forms and universal patterns, this piece blends technical design with a rich, emotive surface quality. Reardon’s attempt to reveal the organic patterns and textures of the natural world is a quintessential element of this artwork.

To see more of William Reardon’s work visit and follow @willreardon.

Enter the Aesthetica Art Prize Entry is £15 and permits the submission of two works into one category.

Submissions close 31 August 2014. Prizes include £5,000 courtesy of Hiscox; group exhibition, publication, art books courtesy of Prestel and art supplies vouchers courtesy of Winsor and Newton.

1. William Reardon, Tectonica. Aesthetica Art Prize 2014: Painting and Drawing Longlist. Courtesy of the artist and Aesthetica.

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