WORLD’S BEST ART BRUT ARTISTS: UM, PROMIŃSKA, POWELL, MAICOH, KONDAKOVA, HOLMES, CHEN, LUXIUFENG & ZASEDA

Art Brut artists from Korea, Poland, Australia, USA, Russia, China and Ukraine win highest scores in Category 8 of the 2018 AMERICAN ART AWARDS.

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This year the American Art Awards (www.AmericanArtAwards.com), juried by the 25 Best Galleries & Museums In America (listed below), had online art images in 50 categories submitted from artists in 59 countries: Afghanistan, Argentina, Australia, Austria, Brazil, Bulgaria, Canada, China, Croatia, Czech Republic, Denmark, Egypt, El Salvador, England, Finland, France, Georgia, Germany, Ghana, Great Britain, Greece, Haiti, Iceland, India, Iran, Iraq, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Japan, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Latvia, Lithuania, Macedonia, Malaysia, Mexico, Myanmar, Netherlands, New Zealand, Nigeria, Pakistan, Philippines, Poland, Portugal, Qatar, Romania, Russia, Serbia, South Africa, South Korea, Spain, Sweden, Taiwan, UK, Ukraine, USA, Venezuela.

The 1st Place to 6th Place winners in all 50 categories will be revealed in the news about a category a day — stretching into November, making this one of the longest winner announcements of any art competition in the world.

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Daniel Um is a Korean-American artist born in Seoul, South Korea. He grew up in various countries around the world such as such as Shanghai, Tokyo, and California. He is currently living in New Jersey. With diverse cultural backgrounds and a plethora of fresh ideas, Um explores develops different and innovative ways to create his own unique art.

Daniel Um expresses his creative mind through paintings, collages, and animations. Through repetition, highlighting, and an adept perception of textural layers, he is able to fill his collages with a greater motive. Um uses his unique character to create collages and paintings that are truly personal and aesthetically pleasing to the human eye. He states, “The process of transforming my imagination to a visual representation allows me to be free from the boundary of space and time. My canvas is free from realistic boundaries, chained solely to my experiences and mind.”

Through the interaction of modern culture, Um breaks traditional boundaries and incorporates his own definition of art while having a clear understanding of what inspires the public and moves culture. Daniel Um advances himself to create new perceptions of contemporary art in a continually evolving market.

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CATEGORY 8. ART BRUT

1ST PLACE DANIEL UM USA www.umdaniel.com “This Was Not My Dream” 7.5x11" Mix media.

2ND PLACE MARTA PROMIŃSKA POLAND https://www.facebook.com/martabajus.hypnagogicpainting/ “In Extremis” 100x100cm Oil on canvas.

3RD PLACE-TIE PETER POWELL AUSTRALIA dadagrafik@hotmail.com “Tortured Mind” 420x594px Digital art.

3RD PLACE-TIE OLIYA MAICOH USA http://oliyamaicoh.strikingly.com/ “Aware” 22x30" Watercolor/drawing on paper.

4TH PLACE MARIYA KONDAKOVA RUSSIA instagram: mariya_insomnia “Sebastian 2018” 50x60cm Oil on canvas.

5TH PLACE-TIE CINDY J HOLMES USA www.cindyjholmes.com “Eating Birds” 48x48" Acrylic on canvas.

5TH PLACE-TIE XIA CHEN CHINA zhuoyew@gmail.com “Madhouse” 69x63cm Ink wash painting.

5TH PLACE-TIE LUXIUFENG CHINA lvxiufeng4587@126.com “Mask” 50x60cm Oil on canvas.

6TH PLACE DARIA ZASEDA UKRAINE www.dzoils.net daozedd@gmail.com “Sharpness” 50x70cm Oil on canvas.

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This year’s 25 Best Galleries & Museums asked to vote on art were:

BEST IN ALABAMA — ALABAMA CONTEMPORARY ART CENTER
BEST IN ARKANSAS — FORT SMITH REGIONAL ART MUSEUM
BEST IN CALIFORNIA — REVOLVER GALLERY
BEST IN COLORADO — COLORADO FINE ARTS CENTER AT COLORADO COLLEGE
BEST IN FLORIDA — LIK FINE ART MIAMI + LIK FINE ART KEY WEST
BEST IN ILLINOIS — TRICKSTER ART GALLERY
BEST IN KANSAS — BIRGER SANDZEN MEMORIAL GALLERY
BEST IN KENTUCKY — E&S GALLERY
BEST IN LOUISIANA — NEWCOMB ART MUSEUM
BEST IN MASSACHUSETTS — BOSTON SCULPTORS GALLERY
BEST IN MISSISSIPPI — THE OHR-O’KEEFE MUSEUM OF ART
BEST IN MISSOURI — UNIVERSITY OF MISSOURI MUSEUM OF ART AND ARCHEOLOGY
BEST IN NEBRASKA — KIECHEL FINE ART
BEST IN NEVADA — THE METROPOLITAN GALLERY OF LAS VEGAS ART MUSEUM
BEST IN OHIO — LEE HAYDEN GALLERY
BEST IN OKLAHOMA — JOSEPH GIEREK FINE ART
BEST IN OREGON — JORDAN SCHNITZER MUSEUM of ART
BEST IN PENNSYLVANIA — JAMES A. MICHENER ART MUSEUM
BEST IN SOUTH CAROLINA — MARY MARTIN GALLERY OF FINE ART
BEST IN SOUTH DAKOTA — SOUTH DAKOTA ART MUSEUM
BEST IN TEXAS — ART ON 5TH
BEST IN UTAH — THE LEONARDO
BEST IN WASHINGTON — MARYHILL MUSEUM OF ART
BEST IN WEST VIRGINIA — WEST VIRGINIA STATE MUSEUM
BEST IN WISCONSIN — MUSEUM OF WISCONSIN ART

Enter art at www.AmericanArtAwards.com

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