Art Portrait Award

 

Portrait Award
February 2021
 

Artists : Various Artists, Danni Orci, Anne Moses, Katya Kononenko, Christina Michalopoulou

 

England
Stroud
Portraits of freedom.For this project I interviewed many people asking them what Freedom ment to them. I took 2 portrait photographs of each person, based on there answers I recreated different versions of themselves. The 2 images that I have chosen from the serie are of a trans gender friend o...
United Kingdom
Whitby
My main area of interest has always been the human face and form, encompassing universal recognition of emotion and sensuality seen up close with highly detailed observation. Larger than life images dealing with fragments of life seen at close range - the portrayal of the elusive touch or feeling; t...
Belgium
Brussels
The collective photographic works by Johannes Korstjens (VA.JKO) and Freddy Grant (VA.WAR), both members of Various Artists, have one thing in common, they were made without the use of a camera, or the camera was seen as a non essential tool. JKO and WAR usually score their material with the help...
Ukraine
Kyiv
Katya Kononenko is a young Ukrainian contemporary artist. She is engaged in abstraction, exploring states, experiences, thoughts, difficulties through colors, shapes, lines and textures. Mainly artworks made with oil, acrylic on canvas, ink on paper.  Katya Kononenko was born in Ukraine. She...
Greece
Thessaloniki
I returned to painting after a long hiatus. It would seem that I was gathering images and shapes during that time. I was building an unconscious archive that lived somewhere underneath my breath. They are all now pouring out, unstoppable, in acrylic and oil, in abstraction and hyperreal figuration,...

 

Special Award
February 2021
 

Artists : Kelly Rose Adams, Zoe Tsirkoudi, Adelacreative, Tiffany Collins, Laura Floyd

 

Canada
TORONTO
Kelly Rose Adams recognizes painting as a unique opportunity to expand upon reality. She layers visual metaphor with realist painting practices to describe invisible psychological themes. Adams is interested in the collective human experience, with a focus on hidden identity and shared emotion. Laye...
United States
Athens
The art that is most engaging and exciting to me focuses on the human form. I am less interested in a passive pose, as if the observer is invisible. I want to give the women I paint the power to gaze back at the viewer. The simple and direct acknowledgement, "yes, I see you looking at me," is someth...
United States
Indio
In my art, I like to use color to express not just a feeling but a whole way of being. With shades of pink throw into just about everything, my art is about finding feminine energy in life and following it to your happiness.
Greece
Halkidiki
Hello artists, my name is Zoe, I am 16 years old and i am here to share my art.I like admiring other drawings and artworks i see on this site too.
Spain
Valencia
Art for me is an outlet for expressing my views on life and spirituality. I am especially concentrating on the human condition and the purpose of our life here on earth. Also art has a therapeutic meditative effect on me, the place where I can recollect my thoughts and calm the mind. ...

 

Fine Art Award
February 2021
 

Artists : Therese Mulgrew, Cher Pruys, Nathanael Myers, MLuisa Melendo, Joanna

 

United States
Chicago
My work is an attempt to explore vulnerability through portraiture, specifically how this idea is impacted by desire. I am drawn to shadow and light as a means of portraying how we present ourselves to the world, what we choose to hide and reveal. I believe portraiture, making it and consuming it, t...
United Kingdom
london
Joanna’s recent paintings from ‘Turquoise’ series were created during the lockdown and time of isolation. In her colourfully decorated flat filled with plants, and isolated from family and friends, her surroundings and her partner became her only world, more intensely felt and observed than ever...
Belgium
Brussels
I studied art in Madrid, Prague and Rome. I am based in Brussels where I work on developing my style, mostly in portrait painting. I work on projects on command, and more and more just on developing my own personal projects. For me, the art of portraiture is a search beyond aesthetics...
United States
New York
As an interdisciplinary creator, I seek to kindle the notion of visual poetry, conceptually grounded, while fostering kinship amongst the mediums of visual art, movement, and sound. At the crux of my creative praxis lies ‘the divide of self’, the symbiosis of identifying with the LGBTQ community and...
Canada
Devlin
Cher Pruys, ASAA SCA, IGOR, AAPL, CSAA, AMS, LMS, OSA, MAA, CFA. "To take my inner visions with my hands and create a work of art for you the viewer .... That is the ultimate in self expression." 

 

Creative Award
February 2021
 

Artists : Gary Duehr, Christina Heurig, Mascha Naumova, Eva Cid, Yannick Tossing

 

Luxembourg
Bridel
I am looking at the life of the everyday people. There is no need for glamour or drama to live a successful life. My artwork turn around personal experiences of a kid growing up in a middle-class family. Every family has their stories, no matter what kind. 
Deutschland
Berlin
My photography and fine art mainly originates in the exploration of the self - and (self - ) identity. Embracing my naturally dark, beautiful and eerie inner visual voice, I stage and compose portraits and still life images, that use techniques of surrealism. Often, the main technique includes disto...
Germany
Berlin
Self-objectification isn’t contraposing objectification here. Instead, the ability to create and the desire to fulfill your own image of beauty becomes a tool of free choice. Mascha’s way of being by herself is much like Frieda Kahlo’s, who wrote: “I paint myself because I am so often alone and beca...
United States
Somerville
THE GREAT EMPTY In these infrared street portraits, citizens in face masks are caught in empty public spaces. Flesh and tree leaves glow as if irradiated. The COVID-19 crisis is viewed as a scene out of a dystopian sci-fi film. From "The Great Empty: A Renga in Time of Corona" by Gary Duehr...
Spain
Madrid
Portraits for the 21st Century. They are large-format portraits of great people, of brilliant people, inside and out, that combine the description of external features with internal ones. These portraits made with mixed technique are influenced by the old canopies of the West End theaters...