World’s Best Political Commentary Artists / 2023 AMERICAN ART AWARDS: PARAMESWARAN, VON TORNADO, KIM, KEE, MCMULLAN, CHEN, LEE, GERALD & MOSIYEVYCH
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 INDIA, USA, UK, CHINA & UKRAINE.
BIO OF 1ST PLACE WINNER: RAJASEKHARAN PARAMESWARAN www.rajasekharan.in
Holds two individual Guinness World Records.
“The Guinness World Records ‘LARGEST EASEL’ was made by Rajasekharan Parameswaran. It is 56.5 ft tall and 31 ft wide and holds the painting of EMS of size 50 ft width and 25 ft height and was measured on 19thApril 2008"
“The Guinness World Records ‘LARGEST DEVIL’S KNOT (EDAKOODAM)’ measured with each piece of the puzzle 7.30 m long, 0.60 m wide and 0.60 m high, and was achieved by Rajasekharan Parameswaran, at the Raviz, Kollam, Kerala, India on 27 December 2017. This is the second successful attempt at setting this record.
Born in Vilavancode Taluk in Kanyakumari, Rajasekharan is a self-taught artist with many accolades for his work. Inspired by the works of Peter Paul Rubens and Rambrant, he started recreating his own world of realist portraits. His portraits of the celebrities are highly praised and features in many celebrated private collections now.
Rajasekharan experimented with the mass culture of commercial art space of huge commercial hoardings all over Kerala and Tamilnadu with the same ardent passion.
Another passion, auteur cinema, made him one of the most renowned art directors in the country. He has worked with the renowned Indian filmmaker, Adoor Gopalakrishnan for many films and won many awards for his work as an art director.
- Guinness World Records…………………….The Largest Easel (2008)
- Guinness World Records……………………..The Largest Devil’s Knot(2017)
- Limca Book of World Records……..…………Largest Easel Painting (2010)
- Limca Book of World Records……………….Largest Edakoodam (2017)
- Best Art Director, Kerala State Film Awards 2007…Film: Four Women, Dir. Adoor.
- National Award for Gandhiji Painting 2010 (Bhikkuram Jain Art Award, New Delhi)
- Sathyan Memorial Award(2008)., Kerala Cultural Forum, Trivandrum.
- Featured Artist, International Contemporary Artists Vol: VI, New York, UK.
- Showcase winner, Artslant online art competition 2010, Fedal Castro Painting.
- KALAINANMANI award 2022, Govt of tamilnadu
ARTISTS’ CONTACTS / SEE MORE OF THE ARTISTS’ WORKS:
1st Place RAJASEKHARAN PARAMESWARAN INDIA www.rajasekharan.in “Mask Mask Mask” 35x47" Oil on canvas.
2nd Place — Tie KRYS VON TORNADO USA https://www.krysvontornado.com “Think Peace” 16x20” Oil on canvas.
2nd Place — Tie ISABELLE KIM USA firstname.lastname@example.org “Game Against Humanity” 24x18" Acrylic on board.
3rd Place JUNHO KEE USA email@example.com “Crickit” 18x24" Acrylic on board.
4th Place — Tie GARY MCMULLAN UK www.garymcmullanartist.com “Agenda21” 40x50cm Oil on canvas.
4th Place — Tie XUAN CHEN CHINA firstname.lastname@example.org “Take Responsibility For” 50x70cm Oil on canvas.
4th Place — Tie ESTHER KIM USA email@example.com “Democratic Utopia” 24.5x8.5” Acrylic and collage on board.
5th Place JEONGWOO LEE USA firstname.lastname@example.org “One Connection” 16x20” Acrylic on Gesso board.
6th Place — Tie CHANTILLY LEE USA email@example.com “His Body, His Bikini” 18x24” Pen and watercolor on paper.
6th Place — Tie DEBRA GERALD USA firstname.lastname@example.org “Freedom Flowers” 12x24” Acrylic on canvas.
6th Place — Tie OLENA MOSIYEVYCH USA-UKRAINE https://www.instagram.com/olena.mosiyevych/ “Altar Of Hope. Based On News Photos Of The Shelling Of Ukrainian Cities” 30x56" Triptych 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.