DONG YANG, LOLLIE ORTIZ, ALEXANDER GORDIN, ALEXEY VIKULOV, MIKE HEMPHILL, ERIK EBELING, SUZANN EL-ABBOUD, XIAOBING LI, DMITRY ZOTOV, MIKE B. DAVIES, SAVELY VOLKONITIN
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 China, Russia, USA and Syria.
BIO OF FIRST PLACE WINNER DONG YANG:
World renowned sculptor in Shanghai.
“When I was very young, I have seen a lot of animal sculptures in my grandparents’ house. Those were the European sculptures and bought by my grandfather from various places. So vivid and beautiful that I could gaze at them all day long.
“However, during the culture revolution, those sculptures suddenly disappeared overnight. I became became so angry when I saw the empty tables, but nobody could explain to me why. Angry and lonely, a young boy, my father gave me the first piece of plasticine and from that moment, it became the first love of my life my life — making sculptures.
“To make the sculptures become my hobby after school. This led me to my lifelong pursuit. I started my study in the art school in Tianjin after the compulsory education, then went to Art School following by Central Academy of Art in Beijing for 7 years.
“As an artist, I have tried to use the simplest language with logic and clarity to express the ideology of decency, elegance of the behavior, inner peace and determination of the mind and soul, even though the external world is at chaos and out of control most of the time.” email@example.com
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 49. SCULPTURE — REPRESENTATIONAL
1ST PLACE DONG YANG CHINA firstname.lastname@example.org “Looking Back” 3.3x2.8m Bronze
2ND PLACE-TIE LOLLIE ORTIZ USA www.lollieortizartgallery.com
“Coffee Break” 8.5x10x10" Acrylic plastic materials, ceramic on wood base.
2ND PLACE-TIE ALEXANDER GORDIN RUSSIA http://gordindesign.ru “Pastoral” 200x180x30cm Wrought iron.
3RD PLACE-TIE DONG YANG CHINA email@example.com “Karajan” 45x56x20cm Glass fiber.
3RD PLACE-TIE ALEXEY VIKULOV RUSSIA https://www.instagram.com/sculptor_vikulov “Portrait Of Actor Liam Cunningham As Davos Seaworth In ‘Game of Thrones’” 45x20x24cm Plastic.
3RD PLACE-TIE MIKE HEMPHILL USA https://mhemphill.com/ “Lockdown” 51x65x8" Found object assemblage.
4TH PLACE-TIE ERIK EBELING USA www.erikebelingart.com “Gaia” 22″ Cast resin composite.
4TH PLACE-TIE ALEXANDER GORDIN RUSSIA http://gordindesign.ru “Looking Into Yourself” 150x110x28cm Iron, plastic.
5TH PLACE-TIE SUZANN EL-ABBOUD SYRIA firstname.lastname@example.org
“A City In Paradise” 8x2' Wood and bronze.
5TH PLACE-TIE XIAOBING LI CHINA email@example.com “Peak-Picasso, Van Gogh, Dali” 60x45x40cm Bronze.
6TH PLACE-TIE DMITRY ZOTOV RUSSIA https://www.instagram.com/zotov_diz_art/ “Angel” 370x184cm Plastic, metal.
6TH PLACE-TIE MIKE B. DAVIES USA www.SloMotionArts.artspan.com
“Beyond Good And Evil” 20x20x11" Mix media / built in lighting.
6TH PLACE-TIE SAVELY VOLKONITIN RUSSIA firstname.lastname@example.org
“Fortitude” 56x18x18cm Copper, patina.
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