Our third Art competition “City” started in April 2021 and concluded on April 29, 2021. Art Room Gallery received entries from many countries around the world: USA, Germany, Canada, China, Austria, France, Taiwan, Italy, Ukraine, Portugal, Netherlands, Chech Republic, Germany, Australia, Romania, Slovenia, Spain, Japan, United Kingdom, Hong Kong and New Zealand. The City theme in this competition included a diversity in types, styles and mediums (oil on canvas, acrylic, watercolor, pastel,ink, gouche, colored pencil, photography, 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 136 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!
Robert Webster - Reflections - (oil on canvas)
125 x 105 cm
In his panintings, drawings and prints, Robert Webster tries to achieve a syntheses both of form and content and of abstract value and iconography. His work is a reorientation of figuration without falling into epigonism. The transformation of the perceived plays a major role. Amazement about life and death is one of the guiding principes of his work.
Martina Krupickova - Winter melt into Spring
(oil on canvas)
50 x 70 cm
Martina Krupičková was born in the Czech town of Světlá nad Sázavou, which is approximately 100 km from Prague, Czech Republic. In 1990, one year after the Velvet Revolution, Martina commenced Fashion Design and Textile studies at a prestige school in Brno. These studies, lasting four years, improved her design, drawing and painting skills. However, it would be some time before these would be put into practice as the world was opening up to Czechs, who could now travel abroad relatively easily. In 1995, Martina travelled to London, working as an au pair and spending her leisure time sketching subjects in St. James’s Park. In 1998, she spent six months traveling in the United States meeting people who made her realize anything was possible. In 1999, Martina returned to Prague and started to paint oil on a black canvas using a palette knife. Martina has since had 28 exhibitions, including works in the Royal Academy Summer Exhibition, Art Tentation Monaco and the Edinburgh Art Fair. Martina was one of 48 competitors chosen to appear in the UK Sky Arts Landscape Artist of the Year 2018 TV series. Martina has received several awards and started to cooperate with the most important Czech auction houses and galleries in both France and the Czech Republic.
Francois Messier - Behind Doors
30" x 30"
Francois Messier has always been interested by architecture and shapes. As a child, he created hundreds of drawings of houses with interior layouts and also played with LEGOs creating shapes of all sorts. Later in life, he graduated in Design and was interested mostly in the aesthetic power of the proportions in architecture and the relationship between positive and negative spaces. Francois has studied painting for years with a teacher who favoured a more spontaneous and abstracted approach to art. After years of searching for his own style, he recently merged this right brain approach with his original passion for lines and shapes. His work is very free in the conceptual phase letting his creativity taking charge. Then, the execution requires patience and hours of rigorous work that create a world of intriguing shapes set in a fictional architectural world.