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"Blue" 2019 Show
This show will run December 1-31, 2019. Artists from around the world were called to submit their work. There were 83 accepted entries and they came from 13 different states in the USA as well as 9 other locations: Australia, Canada, Costa Rica, Kazakhstan, Malaysia, Netherlands, Russia, Sweden, and Ukraine. A variety of styles and mediums were entered, including but not limited to acrylic, aluminum cans, colored pencil, fiber, ink, mixed media, oil, pastel, photography, printmaking, tempera, and watercolor. The judging criterion was originality, interpretation, quality, demonstration of ability, and usage of medium. Other factors, such as the clarity of the images provided and their ability to be viewed online, as well as relating to the theme, also contributed to our decision. “Best of Show”, “First Place”, and “Second Place” winners received a monetary award in addition to special recognition.
We were very happy to donate 10% of all the entry fees from this show to Natural High. They are a nonprofit drug prevention program inspiring and helping youth to discover and pursue their natural high instead of an artificial high. For more information about them, please visit http://naturalhigh.org/. Colors of Humanity Art Gallery, LLC is not affiliated with Natural High. It is our hope that this small act of kindness will blossom and grow to help someone else.
Thank you to all the artists who participated! Your talents and skills gave us a diverse body of work to create this attractive show.
Buyers- Please contact the artists directly for sales. Colors of Humanity Art Gallery does not handle any part of the sale or collect any commission, it is solely between the buyer and artist. You may find a link to the artist’s website or email address below their work.
This work belongs to the series dedicated to mythology. It is made on plywood but with texture. I compose it with plaster and use different techniques to get the wanted outcome. The inspiration came from Renaissance and Baroque sculpture masterpieces replicated too often in our everyday lives. The texture helps me to show their status, their historical background and significance in ironic way. A viewer might be overwhelmed with the powerful figure or gaze or things that a particular figure represents. Nevertheless, after a thought, this same viewer finds a way to invite this figure into the modern world, make it more human or even a soulmate.
The artwork is created in the dark blue colors with a pinch of natural grey and beige. Neptune, the God of the sea, represents water as one of the core elements of life. Powerful, yet giving. Deep and dark blue power holding secrets, which may bring to life or take it away. Ancient people asked for Neptun's protection from drouth on the land. Modern people could learn from them and seek protection from drouth in their hearts and minds, seek the ability to go deeper in understanding their true selves and lifting their spirit.
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He studied art in Vladivostok. And then he abandoned everything ... After 32 years he took up aluminum painting. Aluminum painting is a new direction in art, where all paintings are created only from pieces of aluminum cans of tea, coffee, beer ... The picture was created based on the motives A.I. Kuindzhi’s works ,, Moonlit Night on the Dnieper ,, 1880. Over time, the picture darkened. But in 2018, 13 atoms made their version of the original picture. 9 months of work and another 1 year of waiting for the baguette (frame). I work as a dock mechanic (bulldozer driver). Painting is my hobby.
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I was born in 1973 in the city of Tchaikovsky, Perm Region. In the 1990s, she worked in a craft workshop specializing in art painting. In 2004 she moved to Moscow. I received a higher economic education here, but I wanted to prove myself in another field, since I had been striving for creative activity since childhood. Therefore, I received additional professional education at the Surikov Art Academy under the program "painting" (the diploma was defended in 2017). I am grateful to my husband, who supported me in the learning process, and also helps me in everything now. I am infinitely grateful to my teacher — talented artist Alexander Kupalyan. And I am very grateful to life, which gave me the opportunity to do what I like. Since 2018, I have participated in 15 collective exhibitions and art projects. My works live in different cities of Russia. Some left for other countries: Israel, Switzerland, Greece, Ireland, Canada, China. Member of the Creative Union of Artists of Russia and the Eurasian Union of Artists. My favorite painting technique is oil. This is a living material that allows you to transfer emotion and spirituality to the canvas. Life, the world are constantly changing, but in this variability there are eternal meanings. It is impossible to remember this constantly in our daily lives, but there are times when you just feel it. I always wanted to express this feeling. Painting is one of the wonderful opportunities for spiritual development of the world.
In 2018, I visited the P.I.Tchaikovsky Museum-Estate in Votkinsk. This is the house where the composer was born and lived up to 8 years. Here, little Peter first heard the sounds of music and touched the keys of a piano given by his mother. Children's impressions are always of great importance for the formation of man and have a huge impact on his work. The genius of Tchaikovsky began with a happy childhood, an atmosphere of love and mutual respect in the family. The tender love for his mother, who died when Peter was 14 years old, he carried
through all the years of his life. In my personal perception, the quintessence of Tchaikovsky’s music is his Concerto for piano and orchestra No. 1. I see it in deep dark blue shades interspersed with hot fire and cold light. This Concert is like a whole life: the tragedy of mother’s death and the first piano she gave to her little son, joyful hopes and bitter disappointments, man’s weakness and strength of spirit, long gloomy winter when the soul freezes and almost dies - and sunny spring with the resurrection of nature and souls.
by Laura Mathews