Aesthetica Art Prize Call for Entries Countdown: Philip Gurrey

Aesthetica Art Prize Call for Entries Countdown: Philip Gurrey

There are two weeks left to enter the Aesthetica Art Prize, a celebration of excellence in contemporary art from around the world. Previous longlisted artists include Philip Gurrey whose abstract painting After Goya #2 – a contemporary re-working of Francisco Goya’s Crucified Christ – was selected in the Painting and Drawing category.

Artist Philip Gurrey graduated from the Glasgow School of Art in 2007 with a BA (hons) in Painting and Printmaking. He then began working with Madder139 Gallery, and was awarded the Pulse prize in New York, given to emerging artists of distinction, in 2008.

After a number of successful shows, including his sell-out solo exhibition at Madder139 in London, he now lives and works in Glasgow where his painting practice oscillates between sculptural form/ object/ image and performance. Gurrey’s work has featured in Art World magazine, Apollo Art Magazine and Art Review amongst others.

Since being longlisted for the Aesthetica Art Prize, Gurrey has had his first work acquired by a public collection at The Mercer Art Gallery, and has collaborated with Norwegian based artist Jonathan Herbert on the book Writing and Indifference. His artwork has been loaned to the Dr Guislain Museum as part of the WWI centenary commemoration exhibition War and Trauma.

Enter the Aesthetica Art Prize at Entry is £15 and permits the submission of two works into one category.

Submissions close 31 August 2014. Prizes include £5,000 courtesy of Hiscox; group exhibition, publication, art books courtesy of Prestel and art supplies vouchers courtesy of Winsor & Newton.

1. Philip Gurrey, After Goya #2. Aesthetica Art Prize: Painting and Drawing Longlist. Courtesy of the artist and Aesthetica.

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