Flavio Senoner was longlisted for the Aesthetica Art Prize 2015 with Sonny Moved White Oblongs, a three-dimensional piece that is made from plaster and wood – specifically, burnt wood, which is a material with unusual characteristics. The incorporated plaster shines as a white element in the orderly, structured work – a portrait both of natural materials and an endless repetition of operations.
A special feature of this piece is the distinctive expressiveness and the high degree of precision and perfection to which it aspires. A change in the light can strengthen the tri-dimensional form, intensify the vibrating structure, and dazzle and confuse the eyes but not the brain. It’s all or nothing and the work delivers no message. Indeed, it creates new tensions and brings gratification to the eye. The final image is characterised by a series of rhythmic and linear structures and in the completed work, the production process remains clearly visible to the viewer.
The work was published in Future Now and was also shown on monitors in the gallery, York St Mary’s, in spring 2015. The Aesthetics Art Prize is now open for entries for the 2017 exhibition. Prizes include £5,000 for the Main Prize Winner and £1,000 for the Student Prize Winner courtesy of Hiscox; a group exhibition; publication in an anthology of 100 recommended artists, plus much more.
To enter the Aesthetica Art Prize, visit www.aestheticamagazine.com/art-prize/enter
1. Flavio Senoner, Sonny Moved White Oblongs. Longlisted artist in the Aesthetica Art Prize 2015.