Fi­nal­ist eyes $30,000 prize

Western Suburbs Weekly - - Westernopinion -

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.

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