Tekla Evelina Severin features in Aesthetica for the second time, with a collection of images that demonstrate the photographer’s whimsical and colourful imagination. A catalogue of the sublime everyday, the selection focuses on intimate, stylised instances – from the contrast of sun against an encroaching shadow to the textures of glossy leaves and netted fruit. Ultimately, the images communicate a sense of joy in quotidian spaces and sensory information – translating architectural photography and portraiture through a 21st century lens that focuses in on detail and microcosmic fascination. The concept of luxury is redressed, taken from moments of grandeur and opulence into the smaller, more introspected reflections. Severin’s visual vocabulary is shaped around the beauty of staged moments held within time, revelling in the vibrancy and warmth of familiarity and interior nostalgia. www.teklaevelinaseverin.com.
The fifth Aesthetica Art Prize Exhibition opens on 26 May and continues until 10 September, presenting innovative works by 16 international artists.
Made Here: Leeds College of Art End of Year Show 2016.
It must now be regarded as a tradition that a British art college education entails a prolonged immersion and exercise in extraordinary interdisciplinary innovation. Leeds College of Art is no different.