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"Yellow" 2019 Show
This show will run May 1-31, 2019. Artists from around the world were called to submit their work. There were 79 accepted entries and they came from 14 different states in the USA as well as 16 other locations: Belarus, Canada, China, Costa Rica, Israel, Italy, Kazakhstan, Latvia, Moldova, Netherlands, Russia, Spain, South Korea, Taiwan, Ukraine, and United Kingdom. A variety of styles and mediums were entered, including but not limited to acrylic, charcoal, colored pencil, digital, emulsion, glass, gouache, ink, mixed media, oil, pencil, photography, spray paint, vinyl, 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.
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Hill Ggin is a New Orleans born and raised artist. She attended The New Orleans Center for Creative Arts for high school and is currently pursuing her BFA in fine art at New York University. Even as a young child, Hill was constantly drawing on whatever she could get her hands on, whether it was a sketchbook or the tablecloth at a restaurant. In her work, Hill tries to capture her subject matter’s emotions and personality through vivid color, bold brush strokes, and various textures. Although primarily working in acrylic right now, Hill hopes to work and experiment with other mediums in the future and broaden her portfolio and skillset.
About The Piece:
I have this thing called synesthesia. It’s defined as 'the production of a sense impression relating to one sense or part of the body by stimulation of another sense or part of the body." So in terms of my own, I see colors and brush strokes when I talk to people or listen to music and son on. It’s an on going joke that this picture of my friend Juliet saved my life because of how it made me feel. It made me feel this inexplicable happiness, like if you were to look up happiness in the dictionary, you would see that picture. I wanted to immortalize that moment, that feeling of happiness, make it bigger than just another iPhone picture. I wanted to spread the joy, so hopefully when people see this, it invokes some sort of happiness and provides them with a smile or nice thought. I think that happiness is kind of frowned upon in the art world. Everything has to have some sort of dark meaning or political agenda behind it, and there shouldn’t be art for art sake. But what you see is what you get in this piece, it’s honest. It’s a girl and she’s happy, no deeper meaning, that’s it.
I was 7 years old when my parents took me to a super talented painting teacher. From this moment my story began. I met the color, learned to feel and see it truly! Each color has its own individual smell. I know for sure)
After graduating from university, I moved to Moscow and have worked for 3 years as a graphic designer. I sped a lot of time looking for my own style in painting, tried different techniques, and looked for something that would inspire me again and again. For my painting I usually use canvas, oil and palette knives of various forms. Sometimes I paint with acrylic.
Now my painting you can see in Moscow. I really would like to exhibit my paintings and outside of Russia. I am always open for cooperation. You can find out about my exhibitions on the website or Instagram. I have now completed a series of painting and I am starting a new one.
“Lemon morning” oil on canvas 50 * 50 cm. From time to time I am attracted to different colors and shades. But yellow is special for me. It’s a charge of energy, warmth and freshness. I think it’s necessary in the Morning. http://artist_potylitsina.tilda.ws/
Why yellow you may ask? It was the challenge! I had done three years of painting with my special melancholy blue and I was ready for something new. Yellow has many meanings but for me personally it represents a phase of my artistic development marked by positivity, energy, and optimism. Yellow is a sign of hope and all the figures in my portraits encompass situations that include feelings of hope. My new use of yellow joined with my recent interest in the trend of painting over art works, as seen in graffiti and deconstructive artists' works, came together in my Yellow Series.
Using shades of yellow for the background and portrait I then add some purple, a spiritual color, for interest and contrast. The finished portrait is then covered with patterns that give texture and depth. This patterning also alters the viewer's approach to the subject.
The influence for the subject matter in this series comes from the Women's Movement. I look for expressions and emotions of "real" women, not the "pretty" standard. I am asking how we show our attitudes and feelings, while we are still coming to terms with our identities. Steam Punk Who Are You? is that woman. We ask who is she, what will she become, what will she encounter on the way to becoming herself. (Photo credit: Elad Hen)
I am a member of the Herzliya Artists Organization since March 2015. I'm a Daylighted artist with works in over 30 collections that are shown on LED screens in hotels and businesses all over the United States and France. I have been published in Exquisite Arts magazine, Spotlight magazine and the Visual Encyclopedia, Brooklyn Art Library. My paintings are held in private collections in the U.S. and Israel.
I am pleased and honored to share my work through Colors of Humanity Art Gallery.
Follow me on Instagram @lauriespaintings
Web site: https://www.lauriespaintings.com/
Through my narrative portraits I communicate the joy of motherhood, the magic and innocence of childhood, but also the fragility of all these things. As a mother of three - two beautiful imaginative boys and one stillborn daughter Emma - I channel my deepest emotions into my art. All my drawings are very personal. A wonderful Canadian writer Helen Marshall said in an interview, "Write the stories only you can write." In my art I strive at just this: drawing the images only I can draw. In my newest colored pencils portraits I experiment a lot with light and colors.
(oil on canvas)
by Viktoria Daneva