Our first Art competition “Contemporary” started in October 2020 and concluded on November 12, 2020. Art Room Gallery received entries from many countries around the world: Argentina, USA, Germany, Canada, Italy, France, Australia, United Kingdom, Romania, Switzerland, Austria, Iran, China, Taiwan, Hungary, Spain, Cyprus, Belgium, Ukraine. The Contemporary theme in this competition included a diversity in types, styles and mediums (oil on canvas, acrylic, photography, pastel, mixed media, digital, marble, glass, watercolor, crayon, gouache, ink, graphite, collage and wood carving). The following evaluation criteria has been used for judging the artwork: creativity, interpretation of the theme, originality and quality of art, overall design, demonstration of artistic ability, and usage of medium. Jury decided to select 99 artworks for inclusion in the exhibition. Aside from First, Second, and Third place Jury also presented Merit awards and Honorable Mention awards.
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Sebastian Bianco - Phalaenopsis Expansus (carrara marble)
58 x 26 x 24 cm
I was born in Argentina, and after graduating from the National Fine Art School I moved to Patagonia, where I started my career painting and carving wood, then, after a trip full of culture exchanges, sculpture symposiums, and exhibitions around the world, I discovered Pietrasanta, a famous Art town on the feet of the Marble Mountains in Tuscany, Italy, where I set up my studio, non stop learning and producing. My artistic approach plays asymmetric and organic games creating the structure of each piece, with the intention of balancing figurative images with abstract ones, contrast the material against space, textures with soft shapes. The best quality of Carrara marble is used to handmade create each of the unique pieces. My work is found in various private collections around the world I am focused on harmonizing a language of modern and dynamic shapes, in contrast with an ancestral and mythological content. The mystery of abstract organic forms, therefore, is kindred with environmental adaptation. The concept of evolution is essential to my work, and as a consequence, it serves as a metaphor for change, as the forms I create explore the transformation of humankind
Q. Wang developed his painting style - freeism by using free colors, free shapes, free strokes, and free perspective to do his art works. The result is a free atmosphere, and a space of imagination. Q. Wang paints the spirits by heart. Before Van Gogh, peoples all paint what they saw, and let the viewers to see what they painted. Since Van Gogh, peoples began to paint what they thought, and let the viewers to think what they painted. But Q. Wang paints the spirits, something you can not see and you can not think, you can only feel it by heart. His paintings have no details, but have characters. Each of his painting is different with others. "As the famous French film producer Jean-Luc Godard said, It’s not where you take things from – it’s where you take them to." "Q. Wang has taken me further into the appreciation of my surroundings, people, and love. That is what art is all about." -- Gary Sorkin
Miss Ortiz playfully indulges in a journey of "colorful discovery" which continued to flourish throughout her school years. Following a design degree from the San Francisco City College she attended classes in advertising and film from the Los Angels of School of Design. Her professional career began with a internship in a entertainment design company which allowed her to take on the role of an Art Director for various client assignments. Her artistic and leadership skills would be responsible for a series of successful advertising campaigns. Working with teams of talented designers from both the corporate and entertainment industries, Miss Ortiz eventually became the head of her own design firm. After several years of client growth, she decided to retire but not from her passion for artistic expression. And in late 2018, she returned to her "youthful desire" of being a sculptural artist. My artistic sculptural inspiration resides within the whimsies and "young at heart" spirit I enjoy by transforming ideals and sketches into 3D visions. This journey is an open window to a variety of artistic possibilities and "hands-on" creativity that are formulated from laser cut acrylic plastic materials. This includes the use of "recycle" materials adds another level of discovery to my sculptural and mix-media path of visual discovery and understated impressions.