The realms of reality are united when artist Antonios Chalyvidis who was longlisted for the Aesthetica Art Prize in 2015 showcased his sculpture piece; Acentric MK2. The apparatus is made from steel, plywood and timer switch. Through the use of coarse materials and methods he produces kinetic structures and mechanisms. A unique feature of this work is how he uses plywood, steel rods, found old motors and clay to generate choreographies of sound, movement and rhythm. His sculpture is not there for function, it is there in order to fill a vanity gap, to spread hypnotic serenity. The machines that he has created are philosophical apparatuses.
Previous finalists include John Keane, former official British war artist, currently represented by Flowers Gallery in London; Ingrid Hu, former designer at the Lubetkin-winning Heatherwick Studio; Marcus Jansen, a leading modern expressionist; and Bernat Millet, shortlisted for National Portrait Gallery’s Taylor Wessing Photographic Portrait Prize. Prizes include £5,000 for the Main Prize Winner and £1,000 for the Student Prize Winner courtesy of Hiscox; editorial coverage in Aesthetica Magazine; and a group exhibition.
Deadline for submissions: 31 August. To enter, visit www.aestheticamagazine.com/artprize
1. Antonios Chalyvidis, Acentric MK2 (2014). Courtesy of the artist.