I hope this email finds you well. As you may be aware, we have announced the winners of the 2018 edition of the Malta International Photo Award, and one of your submissions has been selected as a Top 15 entry winning the second overall prize which is inclusion in a Photography Exhibition which we will be holding at the Malta Postal Museum in Valletta starting from 16th February 2019.
… digital collage, larger body of work with a general theme of urban landscape. Original digital images are created by digitally collaging several photographs harvested in cities around the world. The resulting artwork represent artist (quite so often surreal) impression of urbanity while at the same time offering a level of recognisable details helping a viewer to re-place the final image into a real world, even though not all elements originate from the same place or time. In this series artist combines his own photographs with open sourced imagery from various sources, like deviantArt, Unsplash and several public libraries.
A series of post-conceptual reductive digital organic abstracts derived from digitally processed source photographs with intetion to produce ultra minimalist and minimalist graphic images. The digital process itself involves repeated reduction, decomposition and decontsruction in search of protoshapes being born at the dawn of time, an attempt to explore the memory of matter via near-final digital deconstruction of unsuspecting photographs, harvested en-masse to serve as a raw material. The purpose of the process is to envision a moment of tremendous discharge known as the Big Bang, the exact moment when the unity of pre-existing universe experienced its first schism as reflected in the memory of matter. A happy mishap of omni-vision misrepresenting the reality and creative intervention of associative titling of the piece regardless of it’s origin, more or less lost in the process.
Works being created digitally can be be presented in number of ways from original digital prints of various sizes all the way up to practical limits imposed by today’s graphic and industrial printers, as well as presented digitally via various screens and projectors. Faux 3D or mixed 2D/3D installations are possible with an inherent assumption that these works essential existence is virtual by their nature, so in each and every instance they are being materialized is an approximation with all the particularities of the actual rendering process being but at the same time a possible enhancement of the original virtual creation.
Digital collage based on original photography, an ongoing series of urban portraits in a form of photographic digital collage with a working title Faces of the city. Researching different aspects of urbanities reflected through intertwined images of humans and urban landscapes. Searching for the illusive identity of both humans and the metropolis. Works from this series are executed as original digital UV prints on stretched canvas sized to 100x100cm.
New, yet unexhibited series of semi-generative digital graphic works based on exploration of a tessellation diagram, a computer generated partitioning grid created by recursively executing a random split on parent rectangle area with a thingie called a dust-line (random directional dot cluster progression) along a randomly selected split course. Portions of a grid are then hand painted to produce the final image or a starting point of yet another mixed media intervention and/or digital collage resulting in final digital image.
Over the past few months, ARTDEX has received numerous brilliant artwork submissions from talented worldwide artists attending our Inaugural Art Competition. We would like to thank you for your continuing contribution and daily endeavor to inspire the global art community.
We are honored to announce the six artists selected by our esteemed jurors. We are thrilled for all the winners and their outstanding artworks, seen below!
9. Grafični trienale je zasnovano in ima concept kot neke vrste antologije za iskrenost, občutljivosti, obstoj z duhovni ideal pošten in posvečen za ustvarjalnost in umetnost.
Zato smo zavrnili selektivnost, samo čas in brezčasno so pravi selektorji lahko in so res skrbniki umetnosti. Zato je prisotnost 167 držav in mnogi avtorji – brez nepotrebnega elitizma, protekcionizma in formalnega kuratorstva.
Umetnost je svoboda in mora preživeti zelo svobodno.
Prav tako smo tudi zavrnili sistem nagrajevanja – kdo je na svetu skoraj povsod – kliše in stereotip,kot tudi najpogosteje priklon pred avtoritetstvo – skoraj estradno avtoritetstvo.
Naše nagrade so –Specijalna – ki je podana za iskreno, posvečeno, resnični obstoj z umetnostjo. umetnost, ki je zunaj od časa in vedno blizu nesmrtnosti človeškega srca, čustev in duše.
In druga nagrada je Honorary reward je častna nagrada ki je z istimi motivi kot Specijalna ampak je bližje a mladih avtorjev – in avtorji, ki s svojo skromnostjo živijo v tišini svojih neupravičenih “Anonimnosti”
Tudi, žirij in mi kot organizatorji ne vemo, zakaj so povsod nagrade omejene po številu, kakšna je omejitvena standardizirana statistika…
Žirija se je odločila, od srca in soglasno Specijalna nagrada da vam bo dodeljena osebno vam spoštovani BRUT