GREY CUBE GALLERY
GREY CUBE GALLERY
PORTRAIT ART SHOW
Grey Cube Gallery proudly presents the second Portrait online art show for the month of March 2021. The show encompassed a range of artistic styles and mediums (oil on canvas, acrylic, watercolor, pastel, charcoal, gouache, photography, digital, ink, graphite, 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, 125 artworks were shortlisted for inclusion in the show. The competition attracted entries from many countries across the world: USA, Canada, Russia, Netherlands, Austria, Taiwan, China, Australia, South Korea, United Kingdom, Portgual, Germany, France, Lithuania, Malaysia, Norway, Greece, Spain, Bulgaria, Mexico and Denmark. Enjoy the show and thank you for expressing an interest in our competition.
BEST OF SHOW
Tienyi Peng Tienyi - Delicious
pastel - 54,5 x 39 cm
Earned the Selected Award of Western Painting Group of the 63rd Nan-Mei Exhibition that was sponsored by Tainan Art Museum. Earned the Selected Award of the 1st (Suzhou) Festival of Arts and the work was exhibited in Chinese Pastel Boutique Exhibition. Awarded as Outstanding Portfolio in Chinese Pastel Arts Network, and the work was exhibited at Suzhou Ming Gallery of Art during consecutive five years (2015-2019). Won Bronze Medal Award of the 1st Taiwan Pastel Arts’ open tournament and Art Award of the 2nd Taiwan Pastel Arts’ open tournament. Earned Selected Award of the 74th and the 75th U.S. Audubon Artists Society open tournament, and the work was exhibited in New York. Invited in three consecutive years (2017-2019) to exhibit the works at the National Art Center, Tokyo, Japan. Invited to attend the 5th and the 6th International Pastel Artists Guest Exhibition. Earned Selected Award by the 3rd and the 4th China (Suzhou) International Pastel Biennale Exhibition. Several works were collected by Suzhou Ming Gallery of Arts and private collectors.
Lyle Colombo - Reflection
oil on panel - 8″ x 10″
Correctly copying reality is rarely what makes a portrait meaningful or true. I believe this is because portraying the subject is impossible unless something also remains concealed. I strive to maintain a tension in my paintings between disclosing and withholding, and to emulate the illusion of representation in a way that seeks a dialogue with our contemporary age. In my figurative work, the opposition between what is revealed and what is hidden is sustained by the intensity of a gaze, or by certain elements of the face that are cropped out. I begin every work by searching for an expression or scene that I think will direct the viewer past the external details of the image and toward a shared inner truth. Through painting I seek to portray the way the past continues to inhabit the present, the relationship between illusion and truth, and the significance of a sense of place.
Florian Prunster - Traces of Life
charcoal on paper - 57 x 40 cm
To see people as their own creatures and to reproduce them in their individual characteristics in portrait drawings that’s my passion. In my portraits I’m trying to reflect the character, the state of being of the person and their feelings such as emotional life situation, joy, sadness, and so on. Faces are always telling stories. I pay lot attention to the eyes, to give the portrayed people an interesting, lively expression and let the viewer look into the soul of the portrayed person and make their own thoughts about her feeling.
Marisa Andropolis - Nona
oil on canvas - 16'' x 20''
Portraiture is seen throughout art history, and continues to be a significant genre of art and culture today. Portraiture has the ability to create connections with viewers through their familiarity. My goal as an artist is to reference and challenge this traditional genre and make it more relatable for viewers. Historically, portraiture was used to produce pictures of subjects for viewers to idolize, whereas the painted subjects I chose are relatable, and are a combination of this “ideal” exterior paired with an interior, hidden self. I unveil the “ideal” mask that has been worn by figures throughout the history of portraiture.