3 WINNERS OF CCBA 8
Here follows the motivation of the jury:
“[…] the artwork of Zed Sindelar remembers the oldmasters Tableaux Vivants; moreover the setting reminds us to one of the most popular picture of Caravaggio (Dinner in Emmaus). The photograph is very rich of contents that refer to paintings of the Italian tradition.
Are very strong the lights and shadows that have been masterfully orcherstrated by the photographer, creating interesting contrasts games. There also are the ironic references to the present: the dollar, the bawl with red fish, egg, … objects that make the unusual and curious stage and it would be interesting to know the special meaning.”
Zed Sindelar – Netherlands-based freelance photographer Zdenek Sindelar, a.k.a. CuriousZed, has earne
d his keep in the profession by paying keen attention to detail and believing that in every image there is a story to be told.
Zed was born and raised in the Czec
h Republic (former Czechoslovakia) and although he currently resides in the Netherlands, the photographer has traveled the world—with camera in tow—shooting everything in sight throughout Europe, Africa, America and Asia.
In the past, Zed has commandeered a number of artistic endeavors, including managing a music bar, teaching guitar or working in a graphic studio.
The essence of his work is its existence in both contemporary and historical settings. It is based in traditional painting techniques and expressed with relevant contemporary subjects.
His photography reveals the last hold out of human privacy – the mind. He shows the quirky choices, impractical infatuations, and peculiar drives of our personalities. While other aspects of digital culture deconstruct distinctions between public and private spaces, he re-energizes those considerations. He elevates familiar subjects with high art techniques.
He compose images as Michelangelo Merisi da Caravaggio might, had photography been an option in his lifetime. Space is carved with a heavy hand following his signature use of light and shadow. The striking contrasts pull us into the frame and beyond the limitations of our logical understanding. The photos provide a voyeuristic window into personal concerns. The hyper- real imagery is both obvious and ambiguous. Viewers must learn to discover that which is lost; to wonder at what might be misplaced.’
“[…] her work focuses on the individual in the contemporary society today. June explores the neutrality and duality of the individual as a distinct unity and again as a constituent of the collective society. In particular, she shed light on the social phenomena surrounding the individual in contemporary social space, especially on negative conditions such as bystander effect, mass psychology, scapegoating and biases. Using East Asian element of the thread, which represents human life, to form human figure-like works, her art looks at the problems of the modern man from a third-person perspective.”
June Lee – She was born in Seouh, South Korea moved to the U.S for study. Went to college in Chicago for Painting and Drawing and receives MFA for fiber art. After graduate, she came back to Korea. Now she is working and living in Seoul and participates to exhibitions and residency programs in the U.S, France, Taiwan, Netherland and so on.
Her work focuses on the individual in the contemporary society today. She explores the neutrality and duality of the individual as a distinct unity and again as a constituent of the collective society. In particular, she shed light on the social phenomena surrounding the individual in contemporary social space, especially on negative conditions such as bystander effect, mass psychology, scapegoating, and biases. Using East Asian element of the thread, which represents human life, to form human figure-like works, her art looks at the problems of the modern man from a third-person perspective.
“Jessica Hayward and Grace (after William Orpen)”
“[…] the artwork of Laara compares contemporary models with oldmasters’ portraits and comments on the contrasting lifestyles of the two models in spite of the similarities in genetics. The painting is interesteting and rich of ironic references to the contrast between present and past.
The tecnique of Laara is very amazing and the figures are very expressive”.
Laara Cassells – She is a contemporary Canadian artist who works in portraiture as well as conceptual realism. In her portraits she works figuratively in colour or black and white and paints portraits both human and equine. Since 2010 Laara Cassells’ award-winning work has been shown in over 40 exhibitions worldwide, while her painting exhibition “_after” has recently finished touring Canada.
CCBA VIII - Edition 2016 TIMELINE
16 June 2016 Start Artist Registration
16 June 2016 Online Vote opening
31 October 2016 Artist Registration Closed
31 October 2016 Online Vote Stop
Later in the year
Announcement of 40 selected Artists
Jury announces the 3 winners
Artpassage selected 40 group exhibition
Winners’ solo show at Openart Gallery
CON-CORSO BUENOS AIRES (CCBA) YEAR 2016
The promoter of the Eighth Con/Corso Buenos Aires (CCBA) Competition is the association “Open Art Milano” based in Milan, Corso Buenos Aires 77.
The Association Open Art Milano, announces the Con / Corso Buenos Aires (CCBA) with the aim to foster creativity and promote the work of emerging artists and not only on the international contemporary art scene. There are two rounds. In the first round the public vote artworks and artists online, the top 20 voted artists will be awarded meanwhile the Jury will select other 20 artists (any artist with an active CCBA account can be voted) . The second round is the choice acted by a professional Jury: 3 winners will be selected by a panel of experts based on originality of the work submitted and the conceptual and aesthetic quality that distinguishes them.
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