In the countdown to the Aesthetica Art Prize call for entries deadline on 31 August, we look in detail at one of last year’s finalists in the Drawing & Painting category, Chiang Lup Hong. A fine art illustrator based in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, he practices under the name Museum of Icebergourke. The artist’s works centre on the theme of imaginary landscapes, which are composed of interesting objects and scenic ideas collected from sightseeing trips.
Fueled by the passion of imagining, his works are intended as visual performances, to impress audiences with whimsical imagery, bizarre compositions and intricate details. Imaginary Landscape 01, which was selected for publication in the Aesthetica Art Prize anthology, Future Now, is one of the artist’s many imaginary landscapes, featuring a composition of blue-necked white geese, chrysanthemums, bamboos, butterflies, red orandas, porcelain vase and multiple layers of paper collages. This artwork is part of the art collection of United Overseas Bank (Malaysia).
The Aesthetica Art Prize 2016 is open for entries until 31 August. The award supports and champions artists working in all media, and prizes include £5,000 courtesy of Hiscox, a place in a group exhibition and editorial coverage in Aesthetica Magazine.
To enter, visit www.aestheticamagazine.com/artprize
To see more of Museum of Icebergourke’s work visit www.museumoficebergourke.wix.com/icebergourke
1. Museum of Icebergourke,Imaginary Landscape 01, Circular (D). Courtesy of the artist