GREY CUBE GALLERY
GREY CUBE GALLERY
OPEN ART SHOW
Grey Cube Gallery proudly presents the fourth Open online art show for the month of April 2023. The show encompassed a range of artistic styles and mediums (oil on canvas, acrylic, watercolor, pastel, graphite, charcoal, digital, photography ). 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, 103 artworks were shortlisted for inclusion in the show. The competition attracted entries from many countries across the world: South Korea, Hong Kong, Ukraine, USA, Taiwan, Austria, Italy, Canada, Poland, Singapore, South Africa and Portugal. Enjoy the show and thank you for expressing an interest in our competition.
BEST OF SHOW
Robert Obier - Industrial Icon
mixed media on wood - 22'' x 35'' x 5''
The final sculpted artwork is derived from an initial “hand drawn” sketch. The preliminary shapes are explored and refined through multiple iterations as 3-d computer models. From creation through completion this dichotomy of ‘handmade’ and ‘computer generated’ informs the development and execution of the work. A strict and systematic organization of components define the work and reveal a discipline that is unmistakably architectural. At first glance, the geometric forms seem strangely familiar as if seen somewhere before - but where - when? Upon closer examination - perhaps the designs are remnants of some distant and secrete civilization or even an, as of yet, unknown and mysterious future. The forms are intentionally abstract giving shape to a brief moment of design inspiration. Schematic concepts emerge as built objects without the practical or functional restrictions that necessarily accompany the development of an architectural or industrial product. The work combines the "tried and true" techniques of old-fashioned craftsmanship with today's most advanced rapid prototyping technologies such as CAD modeling, 3-D printing, and CNC fabrication. Particular finish applications such as weathering and rust recall an ‘earlier time’ in the story of certain pieces - the scars of a past life. Nevertheless, the work has a timeless quality - seeming to exist in the past, the present and the future - simultaneously.
Cher Pruys - Rescue Me
acrylic - 11'' x 8.6''
Cher Pruys, ASAA SCA, IGOR, AAPL, CSAA, AMS, LMS, OSA, MAA, CFA, NOAPS, PSOA, 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." I am very drawn to shiny surfaces as well as transparent objects, especially when the lighting brings them to life. I look for beauty in everyday objects that most people take for granted or just don’t truly see them as they are. The seemingly boring and mundane subjects can truly be like magnets if portrayed in the right light. Shiny metal is one of those materials that can host endless visions….the light hits it and the reflections are captured on the smooth, sleek surface…an artists dream!
Carina Imbrogno - Innocence
acrylic - 18'' x 24''
’m a self taught disabled award winning artist and illustrator and now an inspirational artist who has defeated death many times. I was born with a rare genetic disorder called Elhers Danlos Syndrome which caused my spine to collapse twice and many other complications. I wasn’t diagnosed with this genetic disorder until 2015. I’m truly a walking miracle. I have 26 screws and two rod’s holding my spine. I also have severe learning disabilities and memory problems. I began my art in 2015 at the age of 40 after a near death experience. I began creating realistic drawings and paintings. I found that I can work in many mediums but my medium of choice. I discovered pastels in 2019. I’ve created over 85 pastels and over 140 drawings and paintings since 2015. I enjoy drawing and painting in a photorealistic style using photographs. I enjoy depicting people, children, pets, wildlife, landscapes, nature, still lives and botanicals. My inability to ever have children of my own draws me to depict them. I enjoy depicting the beauty of nature and everything in it. I don’t enjoy depicting all the trauma I went through. I view my art as incredible form of therapy that helps handle my disabilities a lot better. I began exhibiting my art work in local gallery in 2017 and in September on 2021 I began exhibiting my art online. My work has been accepted in over 200 exhibits and I have received over 160 awards. I became one of the winners of the Everylife Rare disease art show in Capitol Hill Washington DC. I’m very fortunate to have discovered my passion. All this recognition has made me want to work even harder and it inspires me to continue sharing my miraculous story with the world.
Claudia Wenxin Yin - Fisherman at Work
oil - 60 x 80 cm
Claudia is an investor and mother of two. In 2003, out of love for painting, she learned sketching from Mr. Ren Jianhui, a master of fine arts. For 18 years, painting has been the best way for Claudia to balance life and work. Each of her paintings represents a moment in life, with highs and lows, ebbs and flows. Each stroke expresses her love for life, and her vibrant work can be seen from different angles. Art opened her mind to endless possibilities and taught her to embrace true philosophy in her life. In recent years, she has participated in many online and offline international art competition and exhibition.