Our fifth Art competition “Abstract” started in Februrary 2022 and concluded on March 10, 2022. Art Room Gallery received entries from many countries around the world: USA, Canada, Spain, Turkey, Japan, Hungary, Philippines, Qatar, United Kindom, Australia, Finland, Germany, Poland and Italy. The Abstract theme in this competition included a diversity in types, styles and mediums (oil on canvas, acrylic, watercolor, pastel, charcoal, graphite, ink, photography, collage digital). 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 105 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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Bradley Carter - Those who make the change
(acrylic on canvas)
24'' x 36''
American Artist Bradley Carter is an award winning, international selling artist who grew up perusing his passion for art in Virginia before moving to the North Carolina in 2007, where he currently resides in Wilmington. He predominately creates in the medium of painting with his passion in Abstract Expressionism, but his works also include mixed media, paint skins, and furniture. Bradley received his BFA in 2002 from Virginia Commonwealth University in Painting and Print Making, but didn’t pursue art career fulltime until 2013.His work is rich in Abstract Expressionism and with a focus in composition, movement, texture, and color theory. Since returning full time to painting, Bradley has taken part in numerous national and regional group exhibitions from WHQR Gallery and Cameron Art Museum here in Wilmington to National Juried exhibitions across the country in Virginia to Wisconsin. Bradley has a consistent stream of solo shows, national juried shows, and private shows, and has sold work to private and public collectors around the world. Currently Bradley’s work is represented at Eclipse Gallery, Art in Bloom Gallery, and on display at The George on the River walk in Wilmington, NC and his original paint skin books are sold at Franklin G. Burroughs-Simeon B. Chapin Art Museum in SC. His work has also been reviewed in several local and international articles and his work has been seen in TV and Movies, like ABC's secrets lies, TNT’s Good Behavior, Scream 5 and Hightown.
Stephan Crawford is an interdisciplinary artist based in San Francisco, California. His work defies any single stylistic classification, and includes sculpture, mixed-media, and painting. Crawford’s art explores nodal points of intersection or branching that open the opportunity for new insight into our world and our place in it. This might relate to something as apparently simple as the interface between the land and the sea, or as apparently impenetrable as the duality of the physical and the metaphysical. These points may be readily found where apparently dissimilar spaces, disciplines or ideas collide, such as, broadly, science and art. As part of his studio practice, Crawford founded and co-leads The ClimateMusic Project, a cross-cutting collaborative that connects people to climate science and action through music. Since launching in 2015, ClimateMusic.org has reached thousands of people globally, partnering on programs with leading institutions such as The National Academy of Sciences and The World Bank. It has also garnered international media coverage, including profiles by The New York Times and the BBC. In 2019 Yamaha profiled Crawford for its Inspired series. Please visit www.sc2arts.com
Rosemari Berger - Erleuchtung
(fine art on aludibond)
70 x 70 cm
Digitale Fotografie – assoziative Szenerien, Fotokunst zu Themen, die berühren und inspirieren Rosemarie Berger arbeitete als Designerin im Medienbereich und führte u.a. viele Jahre die gesamte Fotoplanung eines umfangreichen Arbeitsbereiches im Versandhandel, sicher eine der Grundlagen ihrer weiteren Entwicklung. Ab 2008 begann sie mit ihrer Arbeit als Fotokünstlerin und zeigt seitdem ihre Bilder erfolgreich bei nationalen und internationalen Ausstellungen aus, so z.B. bei der Art Karlsruhe, Art Straßburg, Art Innsbruck und andere. In den Bildern von Rosemarie Berger werden Gedanken und Emotionen sichtbar, als Grundtenor ihrer Arbeiten klingt vielfach die Thematik „Sein und Vergehen“. Wichtig dabei ist ihr das besondere Detail, Ausschnitte dem Ganzen entrückt, sie gestattet sich nur das natürliche Licht. Das künstlerische Bearbeiten der Bilder vollzieht sie am Computer, das kann man so verstehen, als würde ein Maler mit dem Pinsel mehrere Schichten Farben auftragen und dann partiell wieder entfernen, vergleichbar vielleicht auch mit einer (digitalen) Collage. Digital photography - associative sceneries / Photo art on topics that touch and inspire... Rosemarie Berger worked as a designer in the media sector and, among other things, managed the entire photo planning of an extensive work area in the mail order business for many years, certainly one of the foundations of her further development. She started working as a photo artist in 2008 and has since shown her pictures successfully at national and international exhibitions. Thoughts and emotions become visible in Rosemarie Berger's pictures. What is important to her is the special detail, excerpts removed from the whole, she only allows herself natural light. She does the artistic processing of the pictures on the computer, which can be understood as if a painter applied several layers of paint with a brush and then partially removed it again, perhaps comparable to a (digital) collage.