The Aesthetica Art Prize 2016 Countdown: 21 Days to Go – Sculpture

Three weeks remain in the Aesthetica Art Prize 2016 call for entries. Artists are invited to enter the award by 31 August to be in with a chance of winning £5,000 courtesy of Hiscox, group exhibition and editorial coverage in Aesthetica Magazine. Longlisted artist Marijke de Goey was selected in 2015 with the sculptural piece Curly Burly (2012).

De Goey’s work is in the Dutch tradition of geometric strictness. Lines, squares and cubes are the basis from which the artist constructs her sculptures. Between loops of ideas, language and materials, de Goey sets out lines to show the human scale. They describe transparent shapes in space, suggest the illusion of space and cause a visual disorientation. The experience of the sculptures occurs within the context of the surrounding space: space is sculpture; sculpture is space. De Goey considers minute threads to be just as powerful as monumental structures in the expression of lightness, transparency and subtlety.

A celebration of excellence in art from across the world, the Aesthetica Art Prize offers both emerging and established artists the opportunity to showcase their work to a wider audience. The award invites artists to submit work into any one of the following four categories: Photographic & Digital Art; Painting & Drawing; Three Dimensional Design & Sculpture, and Video, Installation & Performance.

Prizes include £5,000 Main Prize courtesy of Hiscox, £1,000 Student Prize courtesy of Hiscox, a group exhibition in partnership with York Museums Trust, publication in the Aesthetica Art Prize Anthology, editorial in Aesthetica (186,000 readership worldwide), art books courtesy of Prestel, and art supplies vouchers courtesy of Winsor & Newton (£250 for main prize winner; £150 for student prize winner).

Entries are open until 31 August 2015. Register your artwork at

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1. Marijke de Goey, Curly Burly (2012). Courtesy of the artist.