World’s Best Fantasy Landscapes / 2023 AMERICAN ART AWARDS: TŁUCZEK, KEGLEVIC, KO, KENNEDY, ALMEIDA, KIM, SHIM, PURUSHOTHAMAN, RYU, HAN, SWAN, TRAPNELL & HONG
Artists from 72 countries competed in the 2023 AMERICAN ART AWARDS. Twenty of the most revered galleries in the USA were sent around 2,000 online images to score in drawing, painting, sculpture, digital and photography. The 300+ winning works, 1st to 6th Place (and ties) in all 50 categories, can be seen in this series of articles.
USA’s top galleries decided winners in every medium: oil, acrylic, watercolor, charcoal, pastel, realism, impressionism, naïve, abstract, expressionism, human figure, animal, landscape, fantasy, surrealism, pop, portrait, self-portrait, political, erotic, cubism, floral, humor, spiritual, etc..
Art collectors can see all the winning images and corresponding contact info to the best contemporary artists in the world here: https://americanartawards.com/2023-winning-artists-american-art-awards/
Winners in this category are from POLAND, CROATIA, HONG KONG, USA, INDIA & AUSTRALIA.
BIO OF 1ST PLACE WINNER: Waldemar Tłuczek — an artist with a wide range of creativity — painter, graphic artist, illustrator.
He is one of the most talented avant-garde artists, a restless romantic spirit, a bit of a philosopher, a seeker of truth… “my painting is a reflection of my soul, which knows many dark, but also light colors, the bitter and sweet taste that life has.”
Born behind the Iron Curtain, overwhelmed by the prose of life in a closed country, he goes to Germany in search of a better life. He is accepted into the artistic world of Dusseldorf and Cologne, where he creates and makes a living from this work, takes part in exhibitions and fulfills orders. He completed his artistic studies by becoming a free student of the Kunstschule in Dusseldorf.
He is not a “prolific” artist; he likes to create personal paintings with themes drawn from emotions, experiences and thoughts. His creative process is slow, taking several weeks or even months to complete a painting. Often dissatisfied with his work, he destroys the painting.
He is able to use the brush to achieve complex color combinations, and although he works mostly in the medium of oil paint, he applies it many times in thin layers of color to achieve a watercolor effect. This is a long technological process due to the long drying time of oil paint. He is praised for his many painting styles and directions, from realism, avant-garde, conceptualism, symbolism and magical realism.
In search of inspiration, he travels around Europe by bicycle. He draws inspiration from nature, although its source lies in the subconscious, which places the artist’s work between “wakefulness and sleep”, which deprives it of its location in time and makes it universal regardless of the passage of time. https://www.instagram.com/waldemartluczek_waldzior/
SEE ARTISTS SITES / ARTIST CONTACTS:
1st Place WALDEMAR TŁUCZEK POLAND https://www.instagram.com/waldemartluczek_waldzior/ “Paradise Garden” 100x80cm Oil on canvas.
2nd Place — Tie MARIO KEGLEVIC CROATIA www.mariokeglevicart.com “Hidden Treasure” 80x100cm Oil on canvas.
2nd Place — Tie KACEY KO HONG KONG SAR CHINA https://www.kaceyko.com “Eclectic-Taiwan” 90x120cm Oil on linen.
2nd Place — Tie IRA KENNEDY USA www.IraKennedy.com “Spirit Of Big Bend” 36x48” Acrylic on canvas.
2nd Place — Tie TONY ALMEIDA USA http://www.artbytony.org “A Day At The Races” 28x34” Mixed media on canvas.
3rd Place — Tie KACEY KO HONG KONG SAR CHINA https://www.kaceyko.com “Unlimited Splendour” 80x116cm Oil on linen.
3rd Place — Tie TONY ALMEIDA USA http://www.artbytony.org “A New Day” 28x34” Mixed media on canvas.
4th Place — Tie JESSICA KIM USA https://share.icloud.com/photos/0c04eYGNQLj50ny4GxN6B0U-A. “Another World” 18x24” Paint on board.
4th Place — Tie JIHOO SHIM USA email@example.com “Home Land” 18x24" Acrylic on board.
4th Place — Tie CHAITALI.V. PURUSHOTHAMAN INDIA https://linktr.ee/11TimeWorldAwardee.vastu.astro “7 Chakra Balancing Energizer 2 — Powerful Vastu Positive Energizer High Frequency Painting Emits Energy Of Success, Emits Positivity, Protection From Evil’s Eye Created During Powerful Time Period Of Brahma Muhurta — 3.30 To 5:30 AM” 40x50” Acrylic on canvas with 3D hand painted frame.
5th Place — Tie HYUNSEO RYU USA firstname.lastname@example.org “The Courageous Step” 18x24” Acrylic.
5th Place — Tie EMILY HAN USA email@example.com “Underwater Daylight” 7x10” Acrylic on Canvas.
6th Place — Tie SOO SWAN AUSTRALIA https://www.instagram.com/suzanne_swan_124/ “Nuwa- Pillar Of Heaven 50x50cm Mixed media.
6th Place — Tie ANDRADA TRAPNELL USA https://andrada.gallery “‘Reaching For The Stars” 30x40” Oil on canvas.
6th Place — Tie REBEKAH HONG USA firstname.lastname@example.org “Eat Your Vegetables” 12x24” Acrylic on canvas.
In 2023, AMERICAN ART AWARDS had submissions from these 72 countries: Afghanistan, Algeria, Australia, Austria, Belarus, Belgium, Brazil, Bulgaria, Canada, China, Columbia, Costa Rica, Croatia, Cuba, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, England, France, Gambia, Georgia, Germany, Ghana, Greece, Hong Kong, Hungary, India, Indonesia, Iran, Iraq, Israel, Italy, Japan, Kazakhstan, Kenya, Latvia, Lebanon, Lithuania, Macedonia, Malaysia, Mexico, Morocco, Myanmar, Netherlands, New Zealand, Nigeria, Pakistan, Panama, Philippines, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Russia, Scotland, Serbia, Slovakia, South Africa, South Korea, Spain, Sri Lanka, Suriname, Switzerland, Tobago, Trinidad, Turkey, UK, Ukraine, USA, Viet Nam, Wales, Zambia, Zimbabwe.
USA’s 20 Best Galleries & Museums who were asked to score online art in 2023 were:
American Art Awards 20 Best Galleries & Museums for 2023, in alphabetical order:
BEST IN ARIZONA: Exposures International Gallery Of Fine Art
BEST IN CALIFORNIA: Sparks Gallery
BEST IN COLORADO: Mirada Fine Art
BEST IN FLORIDA: MAC Art Galleries
BEST IN GEORGIA: Black Art In America™ (BAIA)
BEST IN INDIANA: Gallery Forty-Two
BEST IN KANSAS: CityArts
BEST IN KENTUCKY: KMAC Contemporary Art Museum
BEST IN LOUISIANA: Jonathan Ferrara Gallery
BEST IN MAINE: Clarke Gallery
BEST IN MONTANA: Cawdrey Gallery
BEST IN NEBRASKA: Kiechel Fine Art
BEST IN NEVADA: Elena Bulatova Fine Art
BEST IN NEW MEXICO: Thornwood Gallery
BEST IN NEW YORK: Gallery 23 NY
BEST IN SOUTH CAROLINA: Mary Martin Galleries Of Fine Art
BEST IN TEXAS: Ao5 Gallery
BEST IN SOUTH DAKOTA: South Dakota Art Museum
BEST IN VERMONT: Helmholz Fine Art
BEST IN WYOMING: Gallery Wild
American Art Awards https://www.americanartawards.com/ annually awards 20 museums and/or galleries, who agree to score art and award nearly 300+ deserving contemporary artists from 60+ countries: painters, photographers, sculptors and digital artists.