GREY CUBE GALLERY
GREY CUBE GALLERY
PATTERNS ART SHOW
Grey Cube Gallery proudly presents the third Patterns online art show for the month of September 2022. The show encompassed a range of artistic styles and mediums (oil on canvas, acrylic, watercolor, pen and ink, fiber, 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, 77 artworks were shortlisted for inclusion in the show. The competition attracted entries from many countries across the world: USA, Philippines, Hong Kong, Poland, Australia, United Kingdom, Greece, Canada, Isreal and Germany. Enjoy the show and thank you for expressing an interest in our competition.
BEST OF SHOW
Cher Pruys - Denim Blues
acrylic - 7'' x 7''
Cher Pruys, ASAA SCA, IGOR, AAPL, CSAA, AMS, LMS, OSA, MAA, CFA, NOAPS, AWA.. "To take my inner visions with my hands and create a work of art for you the viewer .... That is the ultimate in self expression." Unlike many contemporary artists who choose to repeat themselves in subject matter, I find a strong desire to continuously change my subjects. I try to find excitement, beauty and interest in the everyday things in life, like crushed cans with their amazing shine and reflective surface, to a bag of apples, ripe for tasting, and glistening behind the plastic bag they are encased in. To find beauty in the seemingly trivial objects that really are a part of our everyday lives is so rewarding. Painting makes it possible for me to capture the magic that surrounds us, and to express my innermost feelings in a nonverbal way.
Mark S. Thomas - Fires across the Water
acrylic on canvas - 39″ x 48″
I am a contemporary abstract painter with an extensive background in commercial design. I work out of my Oakland, California studio where I create acrylic and mixed media works on canvas, paper or wood panel. I enjoy working in a variety of formats, including drawing, painting and painted collage. My work is primarily driven by my love of color and abstract organic texture. I’m endlessly intrigued while observing color relationships and the ways in which color can effect ones mood and well-being. I like to allow the paint and random pattern to prompt and propel me throughout the compositional development of my work, intermingling chance and deliberate mark-making sporadically throughout the process, while using landscapes, seascapes and environmental concerns as inspiration and as a central theme.
Linda McCord - Tropics
acrylic on wood - 12'' x 12''
Interpretation of dreams was popular even in Bible times, and some psychologists use dreams as an analytical theory today. These images seemed dreamlike and are intended to represent nature. The emphasis is on line, rhythm, and color.
Irina Howard - Patterns of Life
oil on canvas - 24'' x 24''
Making art to me is a profound process of personal discovery and development. My work manifests beauty and seeks the inner creative significance to reach those who appreciate classical ideals while still being inspired by contemporary ways of speaking about human values. I am fascinated by forms and textures existing in nature and am compelled to express their meaning, unique purpose, and beauty in connection to human experiences. With its dynamic expression and energy, visual language interpretation brings intellectual stimulation and develops an emotional response. The creative use of symbols illustrates visual metaphors and offers an insight into an idea or a concept. My processes combine thoughtful, conscious decision-making and spontaneous, intuitive solutions to create compositions. Recognizing the psychological influence of elements and generating visual narrative, revealing the invisible within the visible helps me develop aesthetically pleasing, meaningful artworks. Each of them is a deliberate effort to communicate viewpoints originating from moments of self-discovery. I chose abstract as the most expressive style. I use lines to create feelings; shapes and forms to reflect on emotions, thoughts, and perception; texture to reveal experiences; color tones to add contrast and reinforce a message through design and composition. The psychology of art elements imparts more meaningful design, influencing viewers' emotional responses. My favorites are circles and curved lines. I found them simple but, at the same time, very compelling. The circle is a line that never stops, represents "completeness," and gives a sense of protection, friendship, femineity, community, and perfection. It naturally communicates positive emotions and builds a strong visual identity. In my work, a circle often symbolizes hope. My body of work expresses personal experiences, thoughts, spirituality, feelings, and philosophy in life. I believe in an awakened mind and a soul's purpose. Therefore, I always strive to inspire hope and encourage positivity.