WORLD ART AWARDS Winners In Realism / Landscape: STRASKA, CASTLEMAN, KASKINEN, PEIXI, MCCARTIN, VISAGIE, TAKACHE, WYNN-MOYLAN, MALCZEWSKA, PANIS, KEGLEVIC & HERNÁNDEZ REYES
The WORLD ART AWARDS winners in CATEGORY 35: REALISM —LANDSCAPE live in SLOVAKIA, USA, CHINA, AUSTRALIA, SOUTH AFRICA, LEBANON, POLAND, PHILIPPINES, CROATIA & CUBA.
Artists from 79 countries competed in the 2023 WORLD ART AWARDS where 20 of the most revered galleries in the world were sent online images to score in drawing, painting, sculpture, digital and photography.
BIO OF 1ST PLACE WINNER: Multi-award-winning Michal Straška
Born in Slovakia, 1980. I now operate in my home village Horne Oresany in a downhill of the mountains Little Carpathians. I spent most of my childhood free time in the intimate forests with my friends playing various games and observing nature and sky during day and night time. These experiences also influence my art career.
I started with art in November 2009. First drawings were portraits, where I practiced different age-faces from babies to old people. But I changed my interest in the depiction of landscapes and city motives. In my artworks I draw reality with my own vision. Through different techniques and perspectives I adjust on a plain paper third dimension, which brings an effect to a viewer, that he is a part of a drawn scenery. In some artworks I also depict the next dimension — moving. The thing I like in these kinds of sceneries is the contrast between static and dynamic objects in the drawing.
I mostly draw from reference photos, which I have taken by myself during my journeys. All is about observing and perception of reality and quick transformation of visual signals to different associations.
As I start to draw artwork, I go area by area of the reference picture. At the beginning I start with raw forms and then continue with drawing till tiny details in it. This way I go through the whole artwork until it is all done and prepared to send to the world and to make the joyfulness to the final collector during his whole life. To complete an artwork in 58x40cm size takes around 150–250hrs. The collector doesn’t buy only a thing, he buys also a part of my heart, a part of my soul and part of my life too. www.michalstraska.com
ART COLLECTORS — CONTACT THE WINNERS HERE:
CATEGORY 35. REALISM — LANDSCAPE
1ST PLACE 3RD HIGHEST SCORE IN CONTEST MICHAL STRASKA SLOVAKIA www.michalstraska.com 40x58cm “Water Mill In Jahodna” Pencil on paper.
2ND PLACE — TIE MICHAL STRASKA SLOVAKIA www.michalstraska.com Pencil on paper. “Wind Blows Where It Decides” 65x96cm
2ND PLACE — TIE DOUGLAS CASTLEMAN USA www.douglas-castleman.pixels.com “Tehachapi Farmhouse” 18x24" Oil on canvas.
3RD PLACE — TIE PAM KASKINEN USA www.pamkaskinenart.weebly.com “Golden Memories” 36x48" Acrylic on canvas.
3RD PLACE — TIE CHEN PEIXI CHINA “Afternoon Stroll, Hmong Village” 40x30cm Watercolor on paper.
4TH PLACE — TIE JOHN MCCARTIN AUSTRALIA www.johnmccartin-artist.com 95x65cm “North Yorkshire Country, UK” Oil on Belgian linen.
4TH PLACE — TIE STEVAN VISAGIE GAUTENG https://www.facebook.com/stevan.visagie.1?mibextid=ZbWKwL “Cape Wine Jards” 90x60cm Oil on canvas.
4TH PLACE — TIE HICHAM TAKACHE LEBANON www.facebook.com/hicham.takache “My Beautiful Blue Wave” 36x60” Oil on canvas.
5TH PLACE — TIE KARENA WYNN-MOYLAN AUSTRALIA www.karenawynn-moylanart.com “The Waiting Chair” 100x65cm Oil on linen.
5TH PLACE — TIE MAGDALENA MALCZEWSKA POLAND https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100040613003000 “When The Night Comes” 90x120cm Acrylic on canvas.
6TH PLACE — TIE MARIO PANIS PHILIPPINES “Parks & Wildlife Garden” 36x28” Oil on canvas.
6TH PLACE — TIE MARIO KEGLEVIC CROATIA www.mariokeglevicart.com “Harmonious” 70x70cm Oil on canvas.
6TH PLACE — TIE ALBERTO HERNÁNDEZ REYES CUBA https://www.albertohreyes.com “Vórtice / Vortex” 76x60cm Acrylic.
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In 2023, WORLD ART AWARDS had submissions from these 79 countries: Afghanistan, Australia, Austria, Belarus, Belgium, Benin, Brazil, Bulgaria, Canada, Chili, China, Costa Rica, Croatia, Cuba, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Egypt, England, Finland, France, Gambia, Georgia, Germany, Ghana, Greece, Hong Kong, Hungary, Japan, India, Iran, Iraq, Israel, Italy, Japan, Kazakhstan, Kenya, Latvia, Lebanon, Lithuania, Macedonia, Malaysia, Mexico, Montenegro, Morocco, Myanmar, Netherlands, New Zealand, Nigeria, Pakistan, Philippines, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Russia, Scotland, Serbia, Singapore, Slovakia, South Africa, Spain, Sri Lanka, Suriname, Sweden, Switzerland, Syria, Taiwan, Tajikistan, Tobago, Trinidad, Turkey, UK, Ukraine, United Arab Emirates, USA, Uzbekistan, Viet Nam, Wales, Zambia, Zimbabwe.
The World Art Awards 20 Best Galleries & Museums for 2023 who were asked to score art:
BEST IN ITALY: LE GALLERIE DEGLI UFFIZI
BEST IN FRANCE: THE MUSÉE DES BEAUX-ARTS DE LYON
BEST IN CANADA: VANCOUVER ART GALLERY
BEST IN THE UNITED KINGDOM: WOLVERHAMPTON ART GALLERY
BEST IN HUNGARY: KOLLER GALLERIA
BEST IN ISRAEL: CHELOUCHE GALLERY FOR CONTEMPORARY ART
BEST IN LATVIA: GALERIJA ROMAS DARZS
BEST IN CHINA & HONG KONG: DE SARTHE GALLERY
BEST IN SWEDEN: WETTERLING GALLERY
BEST IN ARMENIA: EDVARD ISABEKYAN GALLERY
BEST IN GHANA: THE SAVANNAH CENTRE FOR CONTEMPORARY ART
BEST IN ZAMBIA: THE HENRY TAYALI ART GALLERY
BEST IN DENMARK: GALLERY POULSEN
BEST IN BELGIUM: SHOOBIL GALLERY
BEST IN USA: CODA
BEST IN TAIWAN: 1839 CONTEMPORARY GALLERY
BEST IN SPAIN: GALERIA AZUR
BEST IN THAILAND: LA LANTA FINE ART
BEST IN PORTUGAL: BALCONY CONTEMPORARY ART GALLERY
BEST IN AUSTRIA: GALERIE BRUNNHOFER