Finalist eyes $30,000 prize
NEDLANDS artist Paul Kaptein has been named as a finalist in the prestigious $30,000 2016 Bankwest Art Prize.
Kaptein was one of 60 entries, which was shortlisted to 16 finalists for the prize.
The artist has trained at Curtin University and Claremont School of Art, and has exhibited his work in New York, Perth and Sydney.
He said his entry piece Mute Figure was about exploration of the body occupying the fluid space between filling and emptying.
“Shaped by these dynamic interactions the body becomes both an armature and vessel for parallel timelines and looping spaces, creating a disruption toward linearity and an ambiguity to the present,” he said.
“Through this motion, the body can be seen as a threshold to an unfolding, infinite space - a site of ongoing remix and expansion.”
The winner will be announced on November 22, with all finalists showcased in a public exhibition at the Bankwest Art Gallery from November 23, 2016 to March 10, 2017
Paul Kaptein, with his piece Mute Figure. He has exhibited in New York, Perth and Sydney.