The Aesthetica Art Prize 2016 Countdown: One Week to Go – Painting

We’re marking our last week of Aesthetica Art Prize submissions with a profile on the work of Frances Bloomfield. Longlisted for Grand Domestique Dialogue 3, the Brighton-based artist explores the narratives of dreams and imaginary scenarios through a variety of found, recycled, and collected materials. Her principal concern is in examining the parallel realities that we inhabit: worlds and shadow worlds and the interplay between them.

Part of the artist’s Dialogue Domestique series, Grand Domestique Dialogue 3 analyses states of order and chaos in a domestic setting. The “perfect home” is a powerful contemporary myth; however, it can also play host to emotional turmoil and disturbing conflict. Bloomfield has a background in fine art, graphic design and an early interest in theatre, and has exhibited widely across the UK and in Europe. She recently appeared in Orso Major‘s group show Static Motion, which ran until 16 August.

The Aesthetica Art Prize is a celebration of innovation in art and design from across the world. Selected artists are featured in the Aesthetica Art Prize exhibition and are also included in the Art Prize anthology. The annual award is open for entries until 31 August. Prizes include up to £5,000 courtesy of Hiscox, editorial in Aesthetica, art books courtesy of Prestel, and art supplies vouchers courtesy of Winsor & Newton.

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1. Frances Bloomfield. Grand Domestique Dialogue 3, 2014. Courtesy of the artist.