The art that is created today is how this time period will be viewed tomorrow. We want to make a difference in the lives of artists as well as a positive change in the world.
"Yellow" 2018 Show
This show will run May 1-31, 2018. 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 16 other countries: Canada, China, Estonia, Finland, France, Georgia, Germany, Indonesia, Israel, Italy, Japan, Malaysia, Poland, Russia, Taiwan, and United Kingdom. A variety of styles and mediums were entered, including but not limited to acrylic, crayon, digital, emulsion paint, marker, mixed media, oil, pastel, photography, 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, 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 entry fees from this show to Soles4Souls, a nonprofit agency that creates sustainable jobs and provides relief through the distribution of shoes and clothing around the world. Their vision is to disrupt the cycle of poverty. Colors of Humanity Art Gallery, LLC is not affiliated with Soles4Souls. 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.
Anton Franz Hoeger is German painter born 1956 in Munich. He is a member of the Vienna School of Fantastic Realism, founded by five writers and painters, including Ernst Fuchs. Although he graduated in the late 70s of the last century, he fully dedicated himself to painting only in 2000.
”Vienna School“, Hoeger’s artistic origin, is characterized by unreal, dreamy motifs in opulent Mannerist style, elaborate techniques of the old Italian and Dutch masters. Despite the admiration towards the artistic finesse of the old masters and eccentric and dynamic Baroque painting that can be seen as a natural basis of Hoeger’s art – or Malgeschichte – his paintings contain the essence of philosophical, and go beyond the ‘pure techniques’ of his painting style. Modern artists, such as Francis Bacon, Andy Warhol, Jasper Johns or Sigmar Polke not only influenced his development, but were also partly interpreted in his work.
I am a realist through and through, apolitical and not moralizing. This realism, which is less prone to portray reality than to establish a reality, rejects any emphasis and any dramatic sensation or satirical intent in a work of art. They are authentic creations, delimited from the abstract and from what one might
callcontemptuously illustrative. I try to reproduce the found or invented motif in such a way that, as an artist, I give the viewer the feeling of encountering a new reality that has more weight than a mere image.I show people in their time, their environment, their situation. Always questioning the “being”. I let the observer slip into the figure of the depicted and himself according to self-assessment, intellectual foreknowledge, and but above all his own being (in the sense of José Ortega y Gasset ) he will have to face his own nature. Interesting, of course, and that is in contrast to the conventional “figurative painting”, the multi-layered interpretation options.
About "Where is the way to…?"-
In modern society, science and technology open up many opportunities for us. We can penetrate and analytically describe our world in an unprecedented way, our power to act has grown enormously. No matter whether it is the elementary biochemical building blocks of life, the neuronal structures of our brain or the illumination of the universe with radio telescopes: Everywhere we experience progress in knowledge and discover new horizons. In science we describe the world and man in a mode of methodical distancing. Today our view of man as well as our world view are decisively influenced by the findings of science.
Anthony R. Whelihan has earned the title of Celebrity Portrait Artist with his numerous commissions of celebrities in film, music, sports, and theatre.
Whelihan has done work for the NFL, NASCAR, Disney, The U.S. Open, The Nobel Conference, The Judy Garland Museum, and his largest commission to date, a 5500 square foot mural on the wall of the Minneapolis Convention Center, commissioned by Ameriprise.
Celebrity commissions include B.B. King, Jewel, Lionel Richie, Jennifer Hudson, Sheryl Crow, Jim Thorpe, Gladys Knight, Bruce Lee, Dan Marino, and many NFL legends.
Whelihan donates his work to many charitable organizations, raising awareness and needed funds at home in Minneapolis, across the U.S., as well as around the world.
Whelihan studied at U.W. Stout and continued his study under the direction of Michael Rothenstein at the University of London Goldsmith's College School of Art & Design.
Whelihan works in various mediums including watercolor mixed media, silkscreen, glass, Krystallogram, and his new medium Lenticular.
In creating Lenticular, he begins by creating three original works, each work is similar in theme. By using watercolor and juxtaposing the images, the work takes on a dimensional effect and the brilliant color adds to the sharpness. Overlays are then used to blend and merge the three original works into one. The movement is then achieved by placing a lensed sheet over the seemingly blurred image, the placement of the lens is critical as if placed incorrectly the art is ruined as the lens is permanently attached. As the viewer walks by,. the images move, change, then meld into one another.
I have graduated from Wroclaw University of Science and Technology, Faculty of Architecture. Currently I am a research scientist and an academic teacher at Wroclaw University of Environmental and Life Sciences, with post-doctoral degree in field of architecture and urban planning.
Despite my field of education, I am not so interested in architecture as in The Man. As a scientist, I explore issue of relationship between The Man and environment and, aside from my research and didactic work, The Man is a subject of my painting studies in various portrait impressions.
About "Mater Dolorosa - Destruction"
In today's world, we observe a growing wave of hate. Its grounds are complex. On the one hand, fears, which are the basic foundation of aggression as such, on the other hand, tend to evaluate and judge other people - it is only a part of those grounds, but a part of great importance. In particular we can observe aversion to any forms of distinctness in other man. Nationalist sentiments, racism, xenophobia and many other similar phenomena divide the world into innumerable spatial-mental niches. Phenomenological concept of place by Christian Norberg-Schultz, recognizing, inter alia, the dichotomy between “inside” and “outside” , “insiders” and “outsiders”, dichotomy that gives people a sense of security in their primary sense, today tends to deprive us our security when we realize that, as “outsiders”, we can become enemies and victims of “insiders”. We are always beyond any place where formidable residents will judge us and condemn us for views, attitudes, backgrounds, or anything else that builds our personality.
Can we adopt such an approach where the Earth will become our main place and we will all be Insiders in it? I do not know. But trying to find a feeling that is relevant to all people, absolutely accepted, understandable and arousing empathy, breaking a mental barrier between "us" and "them," I have found the pain of the Mother whose child is suffering - for various reasons and in different ways. Such pain is primordial and its power of impact is not only universal but even super-species. The pain of an animal losing its offspring evokes our instinctive compassion and co-feelings. All the more we will share a feeling of the pain of a human mother, regardless of her "otherness". Maybe such compassion will be stronger than reluctance and fear. Stronger than a sense of superiority or inferiority. Than the temptation of judgment and contempt. Maybe it will unite instead of sharing. Since we can feel the same, since we can equally suffer in a situation that may be ours, maybe, anyway, we are not different…
(digital mixed media)
by Don Arday
"Salvation of those submerged in darkness"
(acrylic on canvas)
by Ksenia Kulikova