Our third Art competition “Botanicals” started in May 2021 and concluded on June 24, 2021. Art Room Gallery received entries from many countries around the world: USA, Canada, Brazil, Uruguay, Romania, Hong Kong, Australia, Denmark, Belgium, Netherlands, Singapore, China, United Kingdom, Japan, Taiwan and Russia. The Botanicals theme in this competition included a diversity in types, styles and mediums (oil on canvas, acrylic, watercolor, pastel, colored pencil, photography, collage, digital, crayon, gouache, charcoal, alcohol ink, ceramic). 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 123 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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Born and raised in St. Petersburg Russia, I consider 2006 to be my second birth year when I accidentally found a self-guidance book on watercolours. This was also a year when I moved to Estonia to pursue my degree in psychology. All my weekends became artistic escapes at my grandmother’s house in the countryside in Estonia, where I was spending long hours painting with watercolours until my neck was getting numb. After a while, I decided to find a professional artist, who could teach me and help me grow. Peeter Krosman, an Estonian artist, contributed a lot in my artistic development and showed true freedom of self-expression through colours. A Russian-Estonian artist based in Amsterdam, Daria is an expressionist artists, portraying the overflow of emotions through an enlarged iris flower. Daria palette consists of bright, bold, and intense colors that glow with energy and vitality. "Iris is a unique flower, standing out with it’s iridescence. The process of painting the iris is hypnotising, absorbing and even mysterious. It became my way of communicating with my hidden inner world, using a great variety of shapes and colours the flower can grant."-Daria Eibert
Yuefeng Li is an emerging multidisciplinary artist based in Tkaronto/Toronto with Asian heritage. She was born in Chengdu, Sichuan, and has been in Canada since 2018. She is currently studying in the OCAD Drawing & Painting program. Her practices use painting, mixed media, installation, and performance based on the surrounding things that influence her life, changing with time, climate and place. Every organic and inorganic substance that exists and operates in the land she lives in acts on her consciousness and body, thus making her work fragmented but depended. The awareness she was instilled with as a child, and her own experiences have enabled her to constantly discuss and critique anthropocene and social status quo in an interdisciplinary manner, with a tendency to use metaphorical and abstract elements to express an emotional orientation that can provide reflection and introspection.
Diana Fernandez - Flourish
(iron material fiberglass)
Diana Fernandez is a recognized Guatemalan sculptor with 290 national and international exhibitions and 20 solo shows. The International Sculpture Center said she revitalizes alabaster with a contemporary language. She received the National School of Arts Unique Sculptor Award and the Guatemala Biennial Honorable Mention also the Tribute to her Sculptural Work by FUNSILEC, 2016. Also awarded with the Goya Award at the Barcelona Biennial in Spain and the Caravaggio International Award Experience in Rome, Italy. Additionally her sculptures appeared in the Euroairport Mega Screen in Basel, Switzerland. Curator Vittorio Sgarbi recognized her with the Milan International Art Award. In 2018 she participated in ARTROOMS London successfully and in Art projects New York. To develop lines, shapes & objects cosmic visions in fiberglass, is to create new visions of outer space with inner material, that is why in fiberglass I developed Red Moons and many other possibilities and much more that sculpturally merge with color and shape in a different way of my other sculptures in alabaster and bronze, which also represent the universal shapes, emotions, ideas and nature objects.