Emily Beza Longlisted for Aesthetica Art Prize 2022

Blackheath High School alumna and contemporary fine artist, Emily Beza, has been longlisted for the highly prestigious Aesthetica Art Prize 2022.

Her artistic practice explores abstract linear geometry in urban landscapes and figurative drawings. She sees this as a series that depicts space and movement across the surface, juxtaposing the use of structure, speed and pace in urbanities. The lines create a sense of chaos and order conveying complexity and intensity reminiscent of Peter Ackroyd’s audio guide of London.

The Aesthetica Art Prize was launched in 2007 to support the next generation of talent, celebrating works from a range of media. Both short and longlisted works are shown at an exhibition at York Art Gallery which opens on the 24th of June. Previous winners of the prize have gone on to become Turner prize- nominees, RSA Film directors; and have works shown at Tate, MoMA, Foam Amsterdam, Centre Pompidou and Barbican.

Emily has been longlisted for her 100 cm x 100 cm Acrylic on Canvas Painting from 2021 ‘Dynamic Linear Space on a Two-dimensional Surface’. An energetic, geometric abstraction developed as a result of her immediate environment.

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