There’s still over a week left to enter the Aesthetica Art Prize 2013. In the countdown to 31 August, we’re looking at the longlisted artists from last year’s Prize. Today’s featured artist is Susan Forsyth who entered Untitled (Hera) into the Three-Dimensional Design & Sculpture category. Forsyth’s work explores aesthetics and sculpture-making processes. Untitled (Hera) is a four-metre high work comprising A4 bolted panels gilded in silver leaf. The repetition of the silver ratio rectangles, the decorative surface and scale of the form combines strength and delicacy.
Originally trained as a painter, decorative surfaces are important in Forsyth’s work. She uses the ancient golden ratio and the more contemporary silver ratio of modern paper sizes combined with traditional gilding and metal polishing processes, challenging the severity of modernism and exploring the feminine monumental in contemporary sculpture.
Susan Forsyth graduated from Chelsea College of Art (2006) and completed her MA at Kingston University (2008). She was shortlisted for the prestigious Jerwood Sculpture Prize in 2009 and has exhibited widely across the UK and Europe. During 2012, Susan exhibited at the International Wood Sculpture Exhibition, Taiwan, and created Jacob’s Ladder, an eight-metre monumental work for the Royal British Society of Sculptors.
To enter into this year’s Art Prize register your work before 31 August www.aestheticamagazine.com/artprize
1. Susan Forsyth, Untitled (Hera). Aesthetica