Steven Claydon is shortlisted for the Hepworth Prize for Sculpture 2016. Other finalists include Phyllida Barlow, Helen Marten, and David Madalla.
Steven Claydon said: “I’m very pleased to have been shortlisted for this award. Although multifaceted, my work derives primarily from interaction with the world of objects: they are the conduits, the vehicles that provide access to the intangible realms of the emotional, digital, poetic and theoretical. In that way, sculpture always endures. It is legitimised by the cultural context and the physical realities of the epoch in which it is formed. The background noise of subliminal qualities is ultimately encoded within it. This award is a validation of these imperatives, and of the part played by artists in Britain who contribute toward this medium.”
The finalists will present their work in an exhibition at The Hepworth Wakefield from 21 October 2016 until 22 January 2017. Visitors to the exhibition will be encouraged to ‘judge’ the Prize for themselves. The winner of the first Hepworth Prize for Sculpture will be announced at an awards dinner in November.
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