With the Aesthetica Art Prize call for entries countdown in full swing, we bring you a selection of 2014’s Photographic & Digital Art Category that highlights some of the most exciting emerging talent from around the world. These artists are Royal College of Art postgraduate Jonny Briggs, award-winning photographer André Lichtenberg and Terry O’Neill Tag Photography Award nominee Alice Gur-Arie.
Jonny Briggs has been exploring the constructed reality of the family and his childhood relationship with his parents for the past 10 years. He studied at Chelsea College of Art (BA, 2008) and Royal College of Art (MA 2011) in London. Awards include the Conran Award, a Lumi Honorary Art Award, the Saatchi New Sensations 2011 Winner and NESTA Creative Sparks Award, and spaces in which he has exhibited include 176 Zabludowicz Collection, The Marta Herford Museum in Germany, Photographers’ Gallery in London, Julie Meneret in New York, FaMa Gallery in Verona and the Saatchi Gallery in London.
Since being a finalist for Aesthetica Art Prize his work has been selected for Foam Talent Call 2014 and a group show in Tel Aviv with Ermanno Tedeschi Gallery. Briggs will be undertaking a Soil Culture Residency with the Centre for Contemporary Art and the Natural World, hosted at White Moose this Autumn, resulting in a 2015 touring exhibition to include Kew Gardens, Peninsula Arts Plymouth and Hauser & Wirth Somerset. www.jonnybriggs.com.
Brazil-born André Lichtenberg graduated in 1994 with a first class degree in Photographic Science from the University of Westminster, London. Since graduating with an MA in Photographic Science in 1997, Lichtenberg’s award-winning works have been exhibited in Europe, America and Asia, and can be found in important private and corporate collections.
Lichtenberg’s current project, Within Series, (selected for the Aesthetica Art Prize) has since been exhibited in Brazil, Dubai and is currently being exhibited in London Nothing Hill, with Victoria I at the launch exhibition of HEIST. Another image from his Licht series, Two huts, has recently been selected to be displayed at the sp-arte/foto 2014, Sao Paulo, as a seven metre wide poster, promoting the art event. A limited edition of the same image will be exhibited at the same show by Galeria Bolsa de Arte. www.photoandre.com.
Artist Alice Gur-Arie began her career as a copywriter and graphic designer, eventually responsible for positioning global brands, and developing and executing their communication strategies. Returning to her creative roots several years ago as an artist photographer, Gur-Arie has produced four exhibitions, including The Iceland Trilogy, held at the Embassy of Iceland in London, England.
Her work has been nominated for a Terry O’Neill Tag Photography Award, and auctioned at Christies. Tapestry, selected for the Aesthetica Art Prize invites us to explore the mystery which it sets out before us: uncertain light that could be dawn or dusk; heavy air that wafts across the sky; the outline of the black, barren mountain cliffs; and soft, silent, timeless snow. www.alicegur-arie.com, www.sayitwithalice.com.
Enter the Aesthetica Art Prize at www.aestheticamagazine.com/artprize. 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. Jonny Briggs, The Cage. Aesthetica Art Prize 2014: Photographic & Digital Art Longlist. Courtesy of the artist and Aesthetica.
2. André Lichtenberg, Within Series II – London. Aesthetica Art Prize 2014: Photographic & Digital Art Longlist. Courtesy of the artist and Aesthetica.
3. Alice Gur-Arie, Tapestry, from the series Still, Quiet, Blue. Aesthetica Art Prize 2014: Photographic & Digital Art Longlist. Courtesy of the artist and Aesthetica.
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