Our second Art competition “COLORS” started in September 2019 and concluded on October 13, 2019. Art Room Gallery received entries from many countries around the world: USA, Canada, Germany, Italy, Belgium, Bulgaria, Hungary, Israel, United Kingdom, Australia, Hong Kong, Costa Rica, Ukraine, Japan, Finland, Greece, Poland and Switzerland . The colors theme in this competition included a diversity in types, styles and mediums (oil on canvas, acrylic, photography, mixed media, collage, digital, resin and quartz, 3D pen, print on aluminum, fiber, clay, soil, sand, paint marker. 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 81 artworks for inclusion in the exhibition. Aside from First, Second, and Third place Jury also presented Merit awards and Honorable Mention awards.
Thank you, and enjoy the exhibition!
Fabio Tasso - E2C60X333Y17NX (resin and coloured quartz)
19 x 19 x 19 cm
Fabio Tasso was born in Savona, Italy in 1990. He accomplished a BFA at the Fine Art Academy of Genoa and an MFA in Carrara, where he developed the first of his sculpt-making processes. During his studies, in 2012, he lived and taught in Nepal, focusing also on the connection between emptiness and fullness in art. Winner of numerous competitions, he joined in sculpture symposia, artistic residences and started his artistic activity between Europe and the United States. Since 2015 he has been a professor at the Fine Art Academy of Genoa, teaching Life Drawing, Artistic Anatomy and Sculpture.I make art using self-made machines built with low-cost components. The common point between my machines is the use of air, blown or sucked. Producing like an industry, this machinery leave sculptures and drawing in the world as "residues".
As Confucius said: “I hear and I forget. I see and I remember. I do and I understand.” Thanks to my machines, if people can do art like the artist does, for the first time, they can really understand it.
I am inspired by the prehistoric sculptures that, often remaining incomprehensible to us due to the cultural and temporal distance, appears only as perfect shapes, made with the material, technology and sensibility of the time. Who was the prehistoric sculptor is not important. This is what I try to do: anonymous but universal sculptures, made with the materials of today, that study the space, the shape and the relationship that our body has with these.
Wantok Photography was established in May 2017 in Honiara, Solomon Islands. “Wantok” is a Melanesian pidgin word derived from the English “one talk”. In the local culture, it refers to close friendship based on a common language. In a world that is increasingly inter-connected, we feel photography is the universal language, our wantok. Pavlos Evangelidis was born in Athens, Greece and grew up partly in Brussels, Belgium, where he finished the Lycée Français Jean Monnet before graduating with Honours in Civil Engineering at Imperial College, London, UK. He has been working in development aid and international cooperation at the European Commission first in Brussels, then Fiji and the South Pacific region, Solomon Islands & Vanuatu and Uganda. He married Zeenal in Fiji in 2014. Pavlos became interested in photography slowly, first learning about underwater photography techniques and gradually working in nature, wildlife and travel photography. Pavlos & Zeenal established Wantok Photography to promote environmental conservation and help preserve the beauty of our natural capital from the challenges of climate change and human activity.
Cynthia Coldren - Cabernet Twilight
(acrylic mixed media)
36" x 24"
My abstract paintings are a blend of deliberate shapes and spontaneous brush marks. Using the fundamental components of color, shape, texture, line, and space, my paintings are intentional contrasts and visualize the joining of opposites — multiple colors, diverse paper fragments and linear marks come together to express a strong connection among disconnected things.Abstract painter Cynthia Coldren explores contemporary concepts such as order and chaos, structure and ambiguity using acrylic paints, inks and mediums on canvas and paper. She studied fine art as an undergraduate student before completing her BAS in communications and management. While her early work embraced photorealism, she transitioned to an abstract style over the years, evolving a stronger thematic focus.Cynthia lives in the Dallas (TX) area. She has received recognition and awards in recent art exhibitions, gallery shows and juried competitions both online and in North Texas. She is a member of the Texas Artist Coalition (TAC), the Visual Arts Guild of Frisco (VAGF), the Richardson Civic Art Society (RCAS) and the International Society of Experimental Artists (ISEA).I use acrylic paint on canvas, sometimes on heavy watercolor paper, and frequently add geometric patterns and script-like marks to create visual complexity and interest. My use of fine cross-hatched lines and paper fragments are hallmarks of my current work, unifying elements that counter or complement the developing painting.By including structural lines and marks within my abstractions, I can weave the familiar with the ambiguous. I feel this “joining of opposites” speaks to the world we live in, and gives the viewer a point of connection with abstract art.