Art contest: Merit Award winner, digital medium, Artist Yuya Kawata, Artwork: Cyber Symphony (Pink and Purple), September 2020 edition.
Artist : Yuya Kawata
Country : Japan
Biography: I am an undergraduate who is studying art history in Tokyo, Japan.
I usually work on digital art. To me, the process of creating an artwork is as important as the work itself. My works often explore the way in which the state of my mind is reflected in the composition of shapes and colours. I enjoy the process of my consciousness or subconsciousness is expressed on the screen and forms an artwork. I don’t always envision what my work will be. Sometimes, I just let my mind flow. In some part, I welcome uncertainty. These processes make creating abstract works all the more interesting to me.
Artwork: Cyber Symphony (Pink and Purple)
Art contest 1st place winner, MEDIUM OIL ON CANVAS, artist Anastasiia Kruglova September edition.
Artist : Anastasiia Kruglova
Country : Russian Federation
Zip-code : 119415
Biography: My name is Anastasiia Kruglova and I’m an artist from Russia, Moscow.
I received a degree in International Law, and later received a degree in Sound Engineering. Throughout my life, art remains the main language of communication with the outside world, which has no boundaries and difficulties in translation. Every single time I choose the theme for my artwork I try to think of it from different perspectives. And that is an inspirational point for me. I find each aspect of life quite unique and emotive: time, nature, visual and audible environment, science, emotions etc. all simultaneously and interconnected – that’s what makes my artworks viable.
Took part in numerous exhibition projects.
In 2009 won 2nd place in the avant-garde genre in the Russian Painting Competition as part of the Russian Art Week. In the same year, won 1st place in the international competition as part of the Russian Art Week with the work “JoyJuice”. Also, in 2009. Awarded by the Union of Women of Russia with the Diploma “Recognition” for the work “Striking Solo”.
Since 2018 – a scientific volunteer at the Institute of Biomedical Problems of the Russian Academy of Sciences (laboratory of cognitive psychology and psychology of small groups).
Since 2009 – member of the International Arts Fund.
Artwork : Doors – finding a solution
Medium: oil on canvas
Dimensions: 70/90 (cm)
Art contest: First place winner medium Copper, Artist: E.M Mahesh chathuranga Ekanayaka, September edition 2020.
Artist: E.M Mahesh chathuranga Ekanayaka
Country: Sri Lanka
Zip-code : 50100
Biography: E.M MAHESH CHATHURNGA EKANAYAKA
Born 1992 and lives in Kekirawa, Sri Lanka. I am a temporary lecturer in the department of sculpture at the University of visual and performing arts, Colombo Sri Lanka, visiting lecturer in the University of Visual and performing arts, Colombo Sri Lanka. And all so visiting lecturer ‘’JANAKALA KENDRAY’’ Colombo Sri Lanka. I received my BFA in sculpture in 2017 from the University of visual and performing arts. I have held several solo and group exhibition in Sri Lanka. I have won national awards in the field of sculpture and have created sculptures using various media. My artwork has been purchased by scholars around the world
My solo exhibition
• Painting and sculpture exhibition ‘’SILAWAS ABIMAN DHEKMA’’ , Kekirawa, Sri Lanka.,2018
• visual art exhibition ‘’DEEPA ABIMANI’’ , Colombo, Sri Lanka,2016
• State Art and Sculpture exhibition, Colombo, Sri Lanka, 2017
• Art Fair exhibition (The George Kit Foundation) , Colombo, Sri Lanka, 2017
• State Art and Sculpture exhibition, Colombo, Sri Lanka, 2018
• Art Fair exhibition (The George Kit Foundation) , Colombo, Sri Lanka, 2018
• State Art and Sculpture exhibition, Colombo, Sri Lanka, 2019
• Art Fair exhibition (The George Kit Foundation) , Colombo, Sri Lanka, 2019
• Art Fair exhibition (The George Kit Foundation) , Colombo, Sri Lanka, 2020
• All island art competition ‘’ATLAS SITHRU’’ Sri Lanka, 1st place , 2008
• All island school art competition, Sri Lanka, 3rd place , 2008
• All island art competition ‘’WARNA MANGALYA’’ Sri Lanka, 2nd place , 2011
• State Art and Sculpture festival, Sri Lanka, creative sculpture category, Award of Excellence ,2017
• State Art and Sculpture festival, Sri Lanka, traditional sculpture category, Award of Excellence ,2017
• State Art and Sculpture festival, Sri Lanka, creative sculpture category, Award of Excellence ,2018
• State Art and Sculpture festival, Sri Lanka, traditional sculpture category, Award of Excellence ,2018
• ‘’GAMPOLA ERA BUDHDHA STATU’’ book,2018
• International research symposium Sri Lanka 2019 ‘’A REVIEW ON GAMPOLA ERA DOOR DECORATION CARVING’’ research paper publication.
artwork: Man Destructing the Nature
Medium : Copper
Dimensions : Humans can be considered as one link of nature and the existence of the mankind depends on nature as well. According to a proposal at United Nations Conference in 1992 held in Sweden, June 5th has been declared as the World Environmental Day. The concept behind this, is the fact that the existence of the mankind and other organisms depend on the existence of nature, thus we have a huge responsibility in protecting the nature. In this art piece, I am describing in detail, the man who has assumed an identity of a character going against the nature rather than being his true self. When studying a human being, we can identify the vascular system spreading throughout the body. Having the heart as the center, this vascular system spreads through the body dividing like branches of a tree. This is one of the wonderful processes the nature has created inside the human body. In my art piece, I have given the symbolic shape to the heart and since it is the most important part of the human body, it was created as a bright object. The two main arteries that transport blood from the heart to the body are portrayed as branches of a tree, trying to represent the natural environment. It shows well that, even though the man kept on destroying nature, his vital energy still sprouts and grows inside his body. In the present world, lot of severe destructions and natural disasters have happened due to irresponsible human activities. Even knowing that the existence of mankind depends on the existence of nature, the humans live in disguise, totally ignoring that fact. In my creation, the human figure is wearing a Sri Lankan devil dancing mask. It represents the present Sri Lankan, disguised as a devil, disturbing the nature. Sri Lanka has been known around the world as a country with small incidents of natural disasters. But now it is becoming a prey for nature as it has not been during entire Sri Lankan history. Nature is answering to human being who is going against it. Landslides, floods, various epidemics like the Coronavirus that has spread throughout the world, are the outcomes of irresponsible human activities against the nature. Through my art piece, I was attempting to create a three-dimensional object to portray the above-mentioned concept.
Art contest First place winner, Digital MEDIUM, artwork: Birds Set Free, Artist Karisma, september 2020 edition.
Country : Italy
Zip-code : 21020
Biography: * Disclaimer * I prefer not to use my real name online. I do exhibitions with my artist name “Karisma”.
A mirror held up to the world, exposing the aspects of life we often forget or ignore — lies, hatred, energy, connection — this is the work of the secretive artist known only as Karisma. Born in Varese, Italy, Karisma turned to art for a more personal reason than fame or fortune; his work is the result of sleepless nights and struggles with depression.
Karisma is a self-taught digital artist, garnering attention from magazines and award competitions early in his career. Though discreet about his artistic process, Karisma has exhibited work at the International Exhibition of Modern and Contemporary Art in Innsbruck, Austria. Audiences are drawn to the raw and even cruel energy that permeates his work.
Karisma cites no influences upon his work, drawing solely upon his own mind for the often dark, challenging, and thrilling scenes within his art, such as those seen in his We Bleed Watercolors (2019) collection. Today Karisma continues to explore the corners of his inner world while living and working in Italy.
Some art seeks to please you — my work makes no such promise. I use my artwork to construct a window into modern society, giving viewers the chance to see with clear eyes both the darkness and the energy that flows through our world. My art is meant to challenge the viewer, to invite them to peer through the window I create and experience the conflicting emotions that may arise. Some viewers are upset by what they find in my work, while others are startled at the raw expression, even claiming that, like Paganini, I may have sold my soul to offer such a clear window into the world.
I avoid seeking influences for my work that exist outside my own mind; it’s my mind that brought me to first create art as a remedy for soothing the sting of depression. My art is the voice that I could find no ears for; I put my conflicts and thoughts into my work and let them speak for themselves. I keep my practice private, no longer using my words to explain my inner world, but letting my art speak for me instead.
I welcome viewers to enter that inner world through my art and allow themselves to be challenged by what they find — a mirror to our world that reminds us of that which we would often rather ignore.
Artwork: Birds Set Free
Medium : Digital Artwork
Dimensions : 120x40cm
Art Contest: First place winner medium Pen, artist Alyssa Vallecorsa, artwork: Carlow Rose, SEPTEMBER 2020 EDITION
Artist: Alyssa Vallecorsa
Country : United States
Biography: Alyssa Vallecorsa is an artist, designer and educator. Her work intends to draw the viewer closer; upon inspection one will discover the words that meld together and create poignant imagery.
After completing her BA in Art and Art Education from Carlow University, Pittsburgh, she went on to teach various studio and art history courses. She earned her MFA in Web Design and New Media from the Academy of Art University, San Francisco, focusing on UX design and research. Alyssa continues to create and show her work when she is not off travelling the world.
artwork: Carlow Rose
Dimensions : 36″ x 24″
Art contest Merit Award, Artist : Tomas Lagūnavičius , Medium: acrylic on canvas, September edition 2020
Artist : Tomas Lagūnavičius
Country : Lithuania
Biography: I am a multi-disciplinary, mixed-media artist and my art has always been a manifestation of my vision of the world. My creative work includes visual and performing arts. I am also a member of various associations, such as International Association of Visual Artists (IAVA), National Association for the Visual Arts (NAVA), International Association for Visual Culture (IAVC), Agency of Lithuanian Copyright Protection (LATGA), etc.
The author of these paintings wants to show viewers repetition and change that cannot be shared with anyone else even if you want it. The author claims that we become monotonous and various directions of movement emerge in which we get a new color, but it always disappears in the monotony of everyday life and it is short-lived. Of course, it can be repeated, but it will always be in a different background or with a different shade.
Artwork: One’s Fate 11
Medium: acrylic on canvas
Dimensions : 60*80 cm
Artist: Girts Berzs, Art contest: Honorable Award, September 2020 edition.
Artist: Girts Berzs
Country: United Kingdom
Biography: Hi I started drawing roughly 8 months ago, with having no idea about art. Before the lockdown, I’ve had two introduction lessons (3 hours each).
I would say: ”IT’S ALL ABOUT EYES”
Dimensions : 30×40
Art contest: 1 st place winner, Artist: NELYA HAPCHYN, Meduim: arcylic on leather, september 2020 edition
Artist: NELYA HAPCHYN
Website: nelie_haga (Instagram)
Biography: I’m born in Ukraine in May 4, 1971. I currently live and work in Madrid, Spain.
I studied under
-Vassyl Havryshkiv (Ukraine);
-Different teachers in the cultural centres of Madrid;
-2016-2018: Circulo de Bellas Artes(Madrid)
-2018-to date: private classes with Maria Jose Peñaranda
2020- Salón de Primavera of Realistic Painting (Madrid)
Artwork: IN THE SHOWER
Medium: ACRYLIC ON LEATHER
Art contest: 1st place winner, medium ink pen liner, ARTIST: RENÉ AGOSTINHO,September 2020 edition.
Artist: René Agostinho
Biography: “My art is not here to tell you what to think or make any kind of judgement. Instead, I want to let you free to see it from your own perspective. The interpretation is yours because you are in your own journey, and I respect that.”
I was born in São Paulo, Brazil, and start drawing and painting when I was 10 years old. Due to my skills development and interest, I studied art from 13 to 17 years old. My main influencers are Van Gogh, René Magritte, Salvador Dalí, and Frida Kahlo.
I started my career in advertising agencies as an art professional, later, I migrated to the publishing market. As Editor, I published many books and magazines and became a CEO of important editorial business in Brazil. During this period, I continued my art production as an independent artist. Currently, I am fully dedicated to my art.
Artwork: Series Brotherhood Pedro
Medium: Watercolor brush maker, ink pen liner and gouache pencil
Dimensions : 23,4 X 16,5 in
Art contest: 1st place winner, MEdium watercolor, Artist : Sherri DioGuardi, september 2020 edition,
Artist : Sherri DioGuardi
Country : United States
Biography: Sherri DioGuardi minored in fine art at Florida Gulf Coast University and was fortunate enough to have renowned painter, Carl Schwartz, as her professor. While art has been a primary passion for many years, much of Sherri’s time is spent at her ‘day job’ as a college professor. Recently Sherri discovered ACEO art (2.5″x3.5″ sized paintings), and that is her current focus. Sherri works in pastels, watercolors, gouache, and acrylics.
Artwork: Downtown Warrensburg