Conceptual artist Nick Greenwich, longlisted for the Aesthetica Art Prize 2012, conducts his practice around themes of moral dualism and ontological ruin in human existence. Drawing upon his view of transitory life, Acceptance – entered into the Photographic & Digital category – explores the fate of being fallen souls, simultaneously experiencing faith and doubt. His work further questions the role of the audience, and examines ethical issues related to viewing artworks whereby the onlooker becomes immersed, particularly in representations via multimedia technologies, forcing them to be increasingly deceived by their sense of reality.
For Greenwich, images are full of limitations and contradictions. Believing there is a counterfeit seduction contained within representational imagery that offers a falsely accurate depiction of reality, he looks for ways to break this apart and give the viewer’s imagination a richer, more contemplative experience.
Based in Sydney, Australia Greenwich has exhibited eight times over the last three years, whilst also winning awards for sculpture, photography, digital art and a prestigious lecturing award from the University of Sydney.
There’s still time to enter artwork into this year’s Art Prize in the final week for submissions: www.aestheticamagazine.com/artprize
1. Nick Greenwich, Acceptance. Aesthetica