Our fourth art competition “Nature” started in April 2021 and concluded on May 13, 2021. Art Room Gallery received entries from many countries around the world:USA, Germany, Canada, France, Australia, Japan, Netherlands, United Kingdom, China, Poland, Kuwait, Latvia, Sweden, Switzerland, Hong Kong. The Nature theme in this competition included a diversity in types, styles and mediums (oil on canvas, acrylic, photography, mixed media, digital, collage, charcoal, watercolor, drawing, colored pencil). 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 149 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!
Gianni Depaoli - Porzioni di Mare
(resina pigmenti, pelle di pesce, plastica)
60 x 40 x 70 cm
Gianni Depaoli artista materico autodidatta è nato il 04 marzo 1961. Vive e lavora a Candia Canavese in un ex Magazzino Museo “Menotrenta”, le sale esposizione sono le ex celle frigo.. Dal 2007 Gianni Depaoli partecipa a mostre e crea installazioni sul degrado ambientale e umano con progetti itineranti sostenuti da musei e da Enti Istituzionali. Molti sono i premi ottenuti dall’artista, Biennale Asolo, GemLucArt Montecarlo, Paratissima Torino. Numerosi Musei e Enti Istituzionali ospitano le sue opere. Il medium utilizzato per la sua espressione è organico: scarti di pelle e inchiostro di cefalopodi e pesci edibili.
Taiwo Isimi - Majestic
(oil on canvas)
“I think everything I do is about life… observing life and creating images that resonate with people. My artwork are vivid recreations of what is the everyday image; works of art encompassing simple concepts of people at work and play. I enjoy getting the feedback about the most stunning artworks via people’s expression – everything I have ever learnt about being a true artist is captured in my work, and each piece is unique, so what you get is a moment captured in time. I do believe I was destined to follow this path because as a young boy, I realised drawing was one thing that felt easy to do than any other thing I tried. My career as an artist really took off when I switched courses in my final year as a Mechanical Engineering student to start over as a Creative Art Major. It was really tough, but I persevered, dealing with all the difficult challenges faced by many artists, from the costs of materials, to low earnings, and lack of support or recognition. I think what got me through those difficult times was my belief in myself and in what great art can accomplish. Facing those challenges fuel my inspiration to create great works of art which draw the viewer into new subjects and ways of seeing things. My experiences through these hard times drove me into expressing my feelings through the movement “hyperrealism” which I have been following since 2011. My works are an expression of life. They are fun, lively, contemporary, solemn, and thought-provoking. But beyond all these, I strive for my pieces to represent art at its best”.
Eric Renard - El Capitan and Merced River
20" x 30"
Eric M Renard (www.ericrenardphotography.com) is a Los Angeles based photographer. Born in New York, he attended school in Riverdale, NY. Eric spent his summers in Maine, where he was first introduced to photography and learned his way around a darkroom. Eric’s passion for photography was once again ignited at Tufts University in Boston, where he studied under Siegfried Halus. After graduating, Eric moved to San Francisco as an architectural photographer before moving to Los Angeles. Eric’s unique exposure to both urban and rural living can be seen throughout his work, as he is equally at home in both settings. Whether working in black and white or vibrant colors, his urban cityscapes and rural landscapes often reflect an eerie sense of peace and quiet, rarely portraying more than one or two people. Eric’s photography has been exhibited in galleries in Los Angeles, New York, Seattle, Minnesota and viewed digitally around the world, receiving numerous awards.