First Place Winner - Roger SALUCCI
Salucci's work is divided into 3 periods :
-1963/1990 Op-art : linear style
-1990/2007 : anecdotal style
-2008/2015 : linear style again
Born on April 22,1942 in Provence, France, Roger Salucci attended the Beaux-Arts school. His caricatures appeared in 2 newspapers (journalist, card n° 34672). As an artistic director, he made paintings for the 1970 Autumn Salon (winner). When he worked for French television, he exhibited a great number of times in Paris. Later, as a set artist in Buenos-Aires, he continued exhibiting. He did the same in Dusseldorf, Hamburg and Los Angeles where he worked as an illustrator for magazines. While teaching art in Quito, he exhibited works and painted 5 frescoes at Inticucho church. His latest exhibitions took place in Paris, Miami, London (Price winner of London Art Biennale 2015) and in
Second Place Winner - Martin Hewer.
Using traditional painting materials to explore the cosmos. I am fascinated by what other worlds might look like and how to record them with paint.
Light, space, time, colour and the unseen are almost impossible to express within the limits of pigments but this has not deterred exploration. The results are symbolic of a striving humanity.
Being interested in representing other worlds and phenomena in pictorial terms. Each painting is a record of an interaction between pigment and time.
In this painting "Cosmology" I have tried to capture the variety and wonder of the universe.
Third Place Winner - Arthur Shimko.
Shimko has spent the last 10 years developing a style of digital art, which I feel, are high-quality images ready to exhibit in gallery spaces. These images are inspired from my psychedelic experiences over the years.