GREY CUBE GALLERY
GREY CUBE GALLERY
WATERS ART SHOW
Grey Cube Gallery proudly presents the second Waters online art show for the month of July 2021. The show encompassed a range of artistic styles and mediums (oil on canvas, acrylic, watercolor, pastel, graphite, photography, collage, aquarell, colored pencil). Each submission has been judged based on the following elements of artistic expression: orginality and quality of art, overall design, creativity, interpretation of the theme, demonstration of artistic ability and usage of medium. Out of all entries, 97 artworks were shortlisted for inclusion in the show. The competition attracted entries from many countries across the world: USA, Canada, Russia, Australia, Germany, Poland, China, South Korea, United Kingdom, Spain and Slovakia. Enjoy the show and thank you for expressing an interest in our competition.
BEST OF SHOW
Andrew Nelson - Osteo Borg 2
graphite - 18'' x 24''
These drawings of waterscapes contain machine-creatures, plant-animal hybrids and other conglomerations that might be found in the distant future or on other worlds. The settings are drawn from southwestern deserts waterscapes and mountains. The focus of these works is on post-technology ecosystems containing feral technology. The aspect of water implies reflection, alterations introduces by surface variations, and invisible depth. Are there commonalities among all possible forms of life? Perhaps something we feel and share at a visceral level? When something catches your eye, does that mean you share affinity with it?
Kim Chase - Still the Same Girl Looking Out
acrylic on canvas - 24″ x 36
Kim comes from an artistic family so it’s a gift she inherited. She joined the military where she served as an F-18 aircraft mechanic and switched over to pilot, and in her off time was serving in the fire department as a firefighter. After serving 10 years, she moved into civilian life where she opened a pet store to support the needs of having 2 Great Danes. After 10 years of running that business, she moved up to the Arctic where she became the Chief Inspector of the Nunavut Liquor Commission and joined the fire department there. She moved south again after 3 years when my boys were heading into school. She found the opportunity to become a personal trainer which led her to opening my own gym. She co-authored a book on fitness which hit the bestsellers list on Amazon. After 10 years of personal training she retired from the trade. From there she began painting again and found her insatiable passion for art. Kim works in acrylics doing landscapes to portraits.
“Art flows in my veins and I've found my sweet spot with it, always learning and discovering new ways to bring life to the canvas.” She is drawn to colour and light and how to make them dance on the canvas in one way or another. Colour and light are an emotional language that as an artist she tries to tap into. That emotional language can uplift and inspire other people and it brings happiness to others when you can share your emotions through your art. My goal is to nourish the heart and home with each piece I create.
Martin Blanchet - Le Torrent
acrylic - 24'' x 24''
I paint landscapes that stir and surround me. The privilege of residing once again in the countryside enables me to relive hikes in the forest, daily fishing treks, along with all that was then taken for granted as a child. My environment unequivocally feeds my subject and by immersing myself in it I can successfully render its different ambiences. Seize the invisible, capture what no longer exists… attempt to render obvious the intangible.
Le paysage que je peins est celui auquel je vibre et qui m’entoure. Le bonheur renouvelé de résider à la campagne c’est le pouvoir de revivre les randonnées en forêt, les parties de pêche quotidiennes, bref tout ce qui m’a vu grandir. Mon environnement alimente donc mes sujets car pour réussir à traduire ces différentes atmosphères il me faut, bien m’en imprégner. Saisir l'invisible, capturer ce qui n'est déjà plus là... tenter de rendre l'évidence à l'impalpable.
Won Chae Jo - Blossom
photography - 60 x 90 cm
I saw the waves of the sea from a different perspective. Raging waves were photographed from the sky. White waves draw flowers on the beach and sometimes create waterfalls. The limitless imagination of the waves is expressed through photography under the subjectivity of the artist.