Reductive approach wins it for artist

Artist Jurek Wybraniec and his winning piece Yellow (panels 1 to 12).
Artist Jurek Wybraniec and his winning piece Yellow (panels 1 to 12).

AN artist whose work was recently exhibited in Joondalup has won the 2015 Bankwest Art Prize.

Jurek Wybraniec, who was invited to take part in the City of Joondalup Community Invitation Art Award last month, was awarded the $30,000 first prize for his piece Yellow (panels 1 to 12).

It was a return to the norm for the prize, which dabbled with a sculpture theme last year before returning to two-dimensional artwork.

Wybraniec said he was delighted and overwhelmed to win the award.

Yellow (panels 1 to 12) continues my investigations into how aesthetics of popular culture and the everyday may be reinterpreted through a reductive approach,” he said.

Bankwest managing director Rob De Luca said “we are honoured to add Jurek Wybraniec’s winning piece” to the bank’s art collection.

Finalists’ work is on display at the Bankwest Art Gallery in Perth until February 12.