Rather than one single working style, Wecerka’s practice covers an entire spectrum of topics and forms, from figurative to abstract and ornamental, holding a keen interest in experimenting with different materials to express ideas. In (un)written letters, the question is that of human communication. Making use of helixes and snail-like forms like the infinity sign as symbols of human empowerment, such characters and symbols structure the area of images.
The long way is also a part of this cycle, where from rows of arranged archaic or primary acronyms, like letters or a foreign script, the composition emerges. Sigmund Freud said: “The art is almost harmless and beneficent, art wants nothing that to be an illusion.”
The Aesthetica Art Prize 2016 is now open for entries, accepting submissions across a range of media including photography, sculpture, installation, painting and artists’ film. Prizes include up to £5,000 courtesy of Hiscox, group exhibition, publication in 100 contemporary artists, £250 art supplies vouchers courtesy of Winsor & Newton and art books courtesy of Prestel. Selected artists are also showcased on Aesthetica’s online channels.
For more information and to enter, visit www.aestheticamagazine.com/artprize
1. Val Wecerka, The long way, (2015). Courtesy of the artist.