YOONSUN CHOI, IGORS BARULINS, ENES BASKAN, ALEXANDR RAZDOLYANSKIY, DAVID GEORGE PEARSON, SHU YU, DIAMANTE LAVENDAR, DAVE ACTON, CHALDA MALOFF, GRAHAM EDWARD RHODES, ALAN STECKER, QI HENG, STEVE GILDEA, SUMIN JI
Painters, photographers, sculptors and digital artists from 62 countries competed in the most prestigious online art call, AMERICAN ART AWARDS, https://www.americanartawards.com/, where America’s 25 best galleries and museums score art in 50 categories. In this column, I’ll reveal the world’s best contemporary artists of 2020 one category at a time.
Winners in this category are from South Korea. Latvia, USA, Russia, China, Canada and UK.
FIRST PLACE WINNER: YOONSUN CHOI
She is looking up at the sky which means she wants better and has higher aspirations. The concept of the artwork is a combination of horror and beauty, which means it is scary, but also beautiful. I think it is the representation of chaos. She’s naked with her hands folded, she takes off her skin to show you her womb. Because the womb represents the potential for birth while the white flames mean the relations of the sexes.
Each May the American Art Awards organization selects the 25 Best Galleries and Museums in America, then in autumn these revered art institutions vote on online art to decide the world’s best contemporary artists.
Last month America’s 25 Best Galleries scored almost 2,000 works in 50 categories from 62 countries: Afghanistan, Armenia, Australia, Bangladesh, Belarus, Brazil, Bulgaria, Canada, Chile, China, Croatia, England, Estonia, Finland, France, Georgia, Germany, Great Britain, Greece, Haiti, Hong Kong, India, Iraq, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Japan, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Macedonia, Malaysia, Mexico, Moldova, Netherlands, New Zealand, Nigeria, Oman, Pakistan, Philippines, Poland, Portugal, Puerto Rico, Qatar, Republic Of Korea, Romania, Russia, South Korea, Serbia, Singapore, Spain, South Africa, South Korea, Sweden, Taiwan, Thailand, Uganda, UK, Ukraine, USA, Venezuela, Zimbabwe.
COLLECTORS wanting to acquire these pieces or contact the artists can get direct links here: https://www.americanartawards.com/2020-winning-art/
CONTACTS FOR CATEGORY 47. DIGITAL ART — REPRESENTATIONAL
1ST PLACE YOONSUN CHOI SOUTH KOREA firstname.lastname@example.org
“Woman” 210x290px Digital / Photoshop.
2ND PLACE-TIE IGORS BARULINS LATVIA www.barulins.art “Poppies Before Sunset” 130x128cm Digital arts.
2ND PLACE-TIE ENES BASKAN USA https://www.instagram.com/ebasqan/
“Morad Jasim” 6000x6000px Digital painting on ProCreate.
2ND PLACE-TIE ALEXANDR RAZDOLYANSKIY RUSSIA email@example.com “Space Awaits Us” 16.54x23.39" Digital art.
3RD PLACE-TIE DAVID GEORGE PEARSON USA firstname.lastname@example.org
“Portrait Of No One” 8x10” Electronic finger-paint.
3RD PLACE-TIE SHU YU CHINA https://www.instagram.com/rambow7d/ “Ah Ah Ah” 160x150cm Digital painting.
3RD PLACE-TIE DIAMANTE LAVENDAR USA www.diamante-lavendar.pixels.com “Self Acceptance” Various sizes available. Mixed media digital.
4TH PLACE-TIE DAVE ACTON CANADA www.acton4photography.com
“Kate” 2000x3000px Digital art.
4TH PLACE-TIE CHALDA MALOFF USA www.chalda.com “Worldling” 30x30″ Digital painting, printed with pigment inks on paper, face-mounted to acrylic sheet.
5TH PLACE-TIE SHU YU CHINA https://www.instagram.com/rambow7d/ “2020 In Your Eyes” 255x150cm Digital painting.
5TH PLACE-TIE GRAHAM EDWARD RHODES UK https://www.saatchiart.com/grahamrhodes “Dreamed Of The Sea” Mixed media acrylic on canvas digital manipulation.
5TH PLACE-TIE ALAN STECKER USA https://alanstecker.artspan.com/home “In Search Of…” 24x24" Digital painting.
6TH PLACE-TIE QI HENG CHINA email@example.com “Morning Of Shanghai” Variable size. Digital art.
6TH PLACE-TIE STEVE GILDEA USA http://suite3d.com “Mandelshtam Clock” Acrylics on 3D print.
6TH PLACE-TIE SUMIN JI USA firstname.lastname@example.org “Coco Bag” Digital art.
100 ARTICLES and 50 VIDEOS on the 50 CATEGORIES of the 2020 AMERICAN ART AWARDS WINNING ARTISTS will be at this link: https://www.americanartawards.com/press-on-2020-artists/
American Art Awards 25 Best Galleries & Museums for 2020, in alphabetical order of state, who were asked to vote on this year’s art submissions:
California / CODA GALLERY
Colorado / CLYFFORD STILL MUSEUM
Delaware / THE DELAWARE CONTEMPORARY
Florida / MAC ART GALLERIES
Georgia / WESTOBOU GALLERY
Illinois / KOMECHAK ART GALLERY
Louisiana / ARTHUR ROGER GALLERY
Kansas / EVA REYNOLDS FINE ARTS
Maine / PORTLAND MUSEUM OF ART
Massachusetts / QUIDLEY & COMPANY
Missouri / KEMPER MUSEUM OF CONTEMPORARY ART
Nebraska / KIECHEL FINE ART
New Hampshire / ROCHESTER MUSEUM OF FINE ARTS
New Jersey / EVALYN DUNN GALLERY
New Mexico / ANDERSON MUSEUM OF CONTEMPORARY ART
Ohio / DAYTON ART SOLUTIONS
Oregon / ROGER YOST BAY STREET GALLERY
Philadelphia / PHILAMOCA
South Carolina / MARY MARTIN GALLERIES OF FINE ART
South Dakota / SOUTH DAKOTA ART MUSEUM
Utah / LOGAN FINE ART GALLERY
Virginia / LAZARE GALLERY
West Virginia / PARKERSBURG ART CENTER
Wisconsin / THE MADISON MUSEUM OF CONTEMPORARY ART