Our first Art competition “Green” started in October 2022 and concluded on November 24, 2022. Art Room Gallery received entries from many countries around the world: USA, Germany, Canada, Italy, France, Australia, Malaysia, New Zealand, Russia, Colombia, Japan, South Korea, United Kingdom, Poland, Slovakia and Czech Republic. The Green theme in this competition included a diversity in types, styles and mediums (oil on canvas, acrylic, watercolor, pastel, charcoal, gouache, pencil, digital painting, photography). 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 103 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!
Kwong Tim Lee - Forever Guardian
31" x 40"
After a 30-year hiatus, it wasn’t easy to return to painting. Driven by dreams and God’s guidance, I was able to slowly unveil one work after another, to represent Hong Kong in the best light. Born and raised in Hong Kong, the series “Hong Kong in the Fresh Light- Fly up High” aims to allow others to see my hometown the way I see it. Encapsulating moments in everyday life, from my neighbors to every day citizens working hard, these exemplify the Lion Rock Spirit. My hope is that the beauty, rich in culture, can be continually captured as a never-ending series.
Linda McCord - Cobra
(acrylic on canvas)
24'' x 48''
Although I work in most of the two-dimensional mediums, I have used acrylic on canvas for my series of paintings titled "Car Show" I focus on the distorted reflections caused by the curve of the surface which create an abstract quality to the images. As I did the drawings, I discovered all kinds of little surprises in the reflections that I didn’t notice at first glance. I hope the viewer is drawn in to take a closer look at all the smaller elements and my discoveries as I created these. The cars are simply a vehicle for what is happening on their surface. Linda McCord is best known for her figurative work in watercolor and acrylic paintings. She has deviated recently to paintings focused on reflections. About her new series titled Car Show, she says, “Cars have very little to do with my paintings, they are simply vehicles for what is portrayed on their surface.” With the emphasis on the sheen of the cars, the detail in the motor parts, and the distorted reflections, her work has been described as abstract realism.
Junzhong Zhao - Hidden 19
(acrylic on canvas)
30" x 30"
Junzhong ZHAO Born in Qingzhou, Shandong in 1972 1994 Graduated from Shandong Art Institute 1996-2005 Shanghai Chen Yifei Art Studio In 2010, he studied in the postgraduate class of the Basic Department of the School of Fine Arts, Beijing Central Academy of Fine Arts In 2011, he studied in the oil painting department of the Central Academy of Fine Arts in Beijing. Exhibition experience Solo Exhibition: 2021 "Emerging" Zhao Junzhong Solo Exhibition Beijing Common Art Center 2017 "Fantasy - Zhao Junzhong's Works Exhibition", Shanghai Meibo Art Center 2016 "Zhao Junzhong Oil Painting Exhibition", Shangfang Garden, Shanghai 2015 "State - Zhao Junzhong Oil Painting Exhibition", Art Museum of Shanghai Oil Painting and Sculpture Academy 2014 "State - Zhao Junzhong Oil Painting Exhibition", Shandong Dongying Yellow River Art Museum 2014 "State - Zhao Junzhong Oil Painting Exhibition", Beijing Today Art Museum Joint Exhibition: 2022 "London Contemporary 2022 - 4th Edition" art fair THE LINE Contemporary Art Space, London, UK 2022 Awakening Voices - Paris Contemporary Art Jury Exhibition Galerie Francis Barlier, Paris, France 2022 LONDON OPEN ART The Holy Art Gallery, London, UK 2022 Vogue 4th Edition Boomer Gallery, London, UK 2021 Boundary - Contemporary Art Exhibition Shanghai Xinhua Center 2019 Foresight - Exhibition of Contemporary Masters