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5 Photographers from the Aesthetica Art Prize

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 This year’s Art Prize presents 21 artists, from across the world, who offer creativity
as a form of expression. They tap into poignant emotions and motivate us to act, inspiring
a collective response to challenges facing society. Each work reminds us of the connection between artist and viewer. Here we highlight photographers from the shortlist who document society from alternative perspectives. The following images capture different aspects of our world – they are on display at York Art Gallery and available to view in a new online gallery.
 
 
Yevhen Samuchenko
 
Ukraine-based photographer Yevhen Samuchenko’s work primarily focuses on nature and studies the shifting relationship between humankind and the environment.
He conveyed the unique atmosphere of the Kherson region in Ukraine, famous
for its otherworldly Pink Lake. 
 
 

Kriss Munsya
 
Munsya is an image-based artist based in Canada. He was born in Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of Congo, and moved to Belgium
at the age of two. His work raises awareness about difficult topics in society, like racism, colonialism, white supremacy and patriarchy. His work creates a dissonance between
what viewers see and what they feel.
 
 

YeeJoung Lee
 
Whilst traditional photography conveys
extracts of reality, South Korean artist Lee offers excerpts from her dreams, heart and memory. She reinterprets her psychological landscape into stage sets. Thus these alternative worlds become real places in
the studio as she stands amid each scene.
 
 

Alexej Sachov
 
Alexej Sachov is a Ukrainian-German artist
and diver. His work merges photography and painting to spotlight the underwater world’s beauty and fragility. Alexej’s distinctive style transforms underwater photography into contemporary art, bridging the gap between
the terrestrial and aquatic realms. 
 
 

Margeaux Walter
 
Margeaux Walter is a fine art photographer based in Joshua Tree, California. Dedicated
to building a layered scene – whether in a studio or a temporary site-specific installation
– she utilises photography, installation, video and performance to portray issues related
to conservation, climate change,
consumption and waste.
 
 
    
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Image credits:  1. Yevhen Samuchenko, At the Pink Planet (2019- 2020), From the series At the Pink Planet. C-type print. 2. Kriss Munsya, From the series Genetic Bomb. C-type print. 3. JeeYoung Lee, Loveseek, (2014). From the series Stage of Mind (2007 – ongoing) 4. Alexej Sachov, From the series Chronicles of an Emerging Diversity. C-type print. 5.Margeaux Walter, Checkout (2021). From the series Don’t Be a Square (2021-2023).


  

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 Aesthetica Art Prize Exhibition | Lens-based Artists ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------  This year’s Art Prize presents 21 artists, from across the world, who offer creativity as a form of expression. They tap into poignant emotions and motivate us to act, inspiring a collective response to challenges facing society. Each work reminds us of the connection between artist and viewer. Here we highlight photographers from the shortlist who document society from alternative perspectives. The following images capture different aspects of our world – they are on display at York Art Gallery and available to view in a new online gallery. Yevhen Samuchenko Ukraine-based photographer Yevhen Samuchenko’s work primarily focuses on nature and studies the shifting relationship between humankind and the environment. He conveyed the unique atmosphere of the Kherson region in Ukraine, famous for its otherworldly Pink Lake.  Find out more » ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Kriss Munsya Munsya is an image-based artist based in Canada. He was born in Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of Congo, and moved to Belgium at the age of two. His work raises awareness about difficult topics in society, like racism, colonialism, white supremacy and patriarchy. His work creates a dissonance between what viewers see and what they feel. ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- YeeJoung Lee Whilst traditional photography conveys extracts of reality, South Korean artist Lee offers excerpts from her dreams, heart and memory. She reinterprets her psychological landscape into stage sets. Thus these alternative worlds become real places in the studio as she stands amid each scene. ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Alexej Sachov Alexej Sachov is a Ukrainian-German artist and diver. His work merges photography and painting to spotlight the underwater world’s beauty and fragility. Alexej’s distinctive style transforms underwater photography into contemporary art, bridging the gap between the terrestrial and aquatic realms.  ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Margeaux Walter Margeaux Walter is a fine art photographer based in Joshua Tree, California. Dedicated to building a layered scene – whether in a studio or a temporary site-specific installation – she utilises photography, installation, video and performance to portray issues related to conservation, climate change, consumption and waste. Aesthetica Art Prize is Open for Entries.  Submit Your Work Today Image credits:  1. Yevhen Samuchenko, At the Pink Planet (2019- 2020), From the series At the Pink Planet. C-type print. 2. Kriss Munsya, From the series Genetic Bomb. C-type print. 3. JeeYoung Lee, Loveseek, (2014). From the series Stage of Mind (2007 – ongoing) 4. Alexej Sachov, From the series Chronicles of an Emerging Diversity. C-type print. 5.Margeaux Walter, Checkout (2021). From the series Don’t Be a Square (2021-2023). ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Change email address / Leave mailing list
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