Below are the Best in Show winners for the Still Life Art Exhibition.
Best in Show (Traditional) – Feng Wu – “Tang Sancai and Hong Li” – Oil on linen
Mr. Feng Wu is a Chinese realism artist, born in 1983 in Xiaogan City, Hubei Province. He holds a master’s degree in art from Hubei Academy of Fine Arts and is a professional painter, member of the Association of Spanish Painters and Sculptors, and a member of the new figurative·painting salon. He has had many of his works published in books and magazines and collected by both institutions and private individuals.
The inspiration for his current creation is to absorb nutrients from Chinese traditional culture, and express the classical beauty of Chinese traditional culture through his favorite Western oil painting techniques.
He has loved traditional culture since he was a child. China has thousands of years of ceramic production history. The development and changes of ceramic culture have concentrated almost all the aesthetic pursuits of traditional Chinese culture. There are also bronzes, Tang Sancai, etc. They are very common in our daily life, such as the persimmons, pomegranates, peaches and other colorful and beautiful fruits are combined. Feng Wu wants to pursue a simple and return to the original artistic conception.
To see more of Feng Wu’s work, please email him directly.
Best in Show (Photography & Digital) – Cindy Charles – “Red Rotary” – Digital photography
Cindy Charles was born and raised in the vibrant, multi cultural, French city of Montreal, Canada. She graduated from McGill University with a degree in Psychology. While obtaining her degree, she enrolled in some art classes and art history classes, which ultimately paved the way to her artistic journey. Immersed in French Culture and the joie de vivre of Montreal has inspired her to explore and dabble in many art mediums such as painting, pottery and photography. Although, loving all, none captured her attention, drive and passion more than the power of digital art.
After enrolling in a Photo Artistry course, she quickly learned that this would become a life altering experience, artistically and creatively. Although, she had never had any formal art training, this was as close as she could come as far as learning and developing a skill that would eventually lead to exhibits and sales.
Photo Artistry encompassed all her favourite mediums, photography and painting and let her to create without abandon. These tools allowed her to expand and push her photography to another level. Honing this new craft, she developed techniques that would ultimtely embody her work. Her digitally painted, bold, vibrant colours and strategically overlapping images and textures in her Still Life and Architecture, have been recurring themes in her art work. She has recently begun using female models as a further exploration in conceptual art.
To see more of Cindy’s art, please visit her website.
Best in Show (3 Dimensional) – Colin Riebe – “Folded Melody” – Plaster
Colin Riebe is an artist based in South Carolina, USA. According to Colin, “Folded Melody” Is a sculptural piece carved out of plaster. The piece looks to give an ironic view to music. Music tends to be loud and outgoing, however, the piece turns that on its head with the sculpture being in the shape of a music note turning in on itself in a shy manner. The pale shade of blue gives the piece a quiet tone with a hint of sadness. Overall, “Folded Melody” gives a solemn and shy aura to a music note, which is usually seen as a symbol of joy.
To see more of Colin’s work, please email him directly.
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Santa Fe, NM