PORTRAIT ART SHOW


 

 

 

 

 

Grey Cube Gallery proudly presents the first Portrait online art show for the month of February 2022. The show encompassed a range of artistic styles and mediums (oil on canvas, acrylic, watercolor, pastel, charcoal, gouache, graphite, ink, collage, photography, digital). 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, 134 artworks were shortlisted for inclusion in the show. The competition attracted entries from many countries across the world: USA, Canada, Austria, Russia, Croatia, Poland, France, China, Italy, Australia, United Kingdom, Bulgaria, Malaysia, Taiwan, Hong Kong, Qatar, New Zealand, Estonia, Israel, Germany, Mexico and Slovakia. Enjoy the show and thank you for expressing an interest in our competition.

 

 

 

 

BEST OF SHOW

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Jay Johansen - Profile of Innocence II

acrylic on canvas - 32'' x 46''

 

 

Reflecting upon my childhood in Oakland, I recalled many urban scenes that were painted on buildings—artwork that conveyed social messages, as well as other works that simply displayed the imagination of tremendously talented artists whom most I will never meet. My creative juices were sparked, leading me to study urban artists of the past as well as up-and-coming artists of today. Desiring to pay homage to these brilliant painters gave birth to this “Pop Fusion Art” series, a new form of artistic interpretation that brought me back to my days in Berkeley.

 

 

 

 

FIRST PLACE

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Bob Moskowitz - Rosie at One Year

oil - 30″ x 20″

 

 

If there is power in the mundane, I attempt to record moments of human significance in the commonplace. The work suggests aspects of the human condition in context with the subject’s culture which can be revealed through observation and a peeling back of the layers. Although the subjects mask their emotions and feelings, close observation begins to reveal the specifics of content and meaning. The viewer is a participant in the un-masking of the innermost and universal motivations of people who would be otherwise be un-observed and ignored.

 

 

 

 

SECOND PLACE

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Fei Feng - Times

oil - 50 x 70 cm

 

 

Feng Fei was born into an artistic family in Beijing,she is a professional advertiser, designer, artist, a member of California Arts League.She has won various art awards, including the United States, Canada, and Europe. She majored in advertising design in university, then worked for a 4A advertising agency of Japan called DENTSU for more than 10years.In 2021, she graduated from the China Central Academy of Fine Arts.

 

 

 

 

THIRD PLACE

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Barry Smylie - Rubins at AGO

acrylic - 24'' x 36''

 

 

When I try to speak or write about a painting that I have done, I find it much easier and more correct to show the painting. If I cannot show it, there is no point in describing it. It's my believe that if I have done it correctly everything you need to know is within it. Imagery is an ancient method of communication, the viewer and the maker need not speak, read or write the same language nor need they be of the same culture for the painting it to work as expected.

 

 

 

 

 

 

MERIT AWARD

 

 

 

 

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HONORABLE MENTION

 

 

 

 

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FINALISTS

 

 

 

 

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