The Aesthetica Art Prize 2016 Countdown: Four Days to Go – Painting

The Aesthetica Art Prize 2016 Countdown: Four Days to Go - Painting

Our final weekend of Aesthetica Art Prize call for entries is fast-approaching. There are four days left to submit your artwork to next year’s competition. Today, we reflect on the ever-popular Painting & Drawing category with longlisted artist Brigitte Körber. Selected for her painting entitled Zusammenhalt (Cohesion), the Berlin-based practitioner finds inspiration in technical production processes.

Körber paints objects of a mechanical nature by making use of uncommon perspectives, surroundings, colours or relationships to create a narrative arrangement. This duality of an exact reproduction of objects and the free use of colour and structure forming the background creates an arc of suspense that inspires the viewer to think freely about those objects. Zusammenhalt (Cohesion) shows details of industrial metal, which form key parts of our daily life.

Her work featured in the Aesthetica Art Prize 2015 exhibition and can be found in the current publication Future Now. The annual award is open for entries until 31 August. Prizes include up to £5,000 courtesy of Hiscox, editorial in Aesthetica, art books courtesy of Prestel, and art supplies vouchers courtesy of Winsor & Newton.

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1. Brigitte Körber, Zusammenhalt (Cohesion), 2014. Courtesy of the artist.