Spring Festival

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Wednesday, 14 August 2013

An exceptional jury judges the winning works of Figurativas'13

An international jury met in Barcelona on July 27, 2013, compuesto por los pintores: Jacob Collins, Gottfried Helnvvein, Antonio López, Eduardo Naranjo, Odd Nerdrum; el crítico Tomás Paredes, el galerista Santiago S. composed of distinguished painters Jacob Collins, Gottfried Helnvvein, Antonio López, Eduardo Naranjo, Odd Nerdrum, the critic Thomas Walls, the gallerist James S. Echeberría, presidido por el arquitecto José Manuel Infiesta, tras las deliberaciones oportunas, decidió, por mayoría, otorgar el Primer Premio de Pintura Figurativa de 2013, concurso organizado y promocionado por la Fundació de les Arts i els Artistes, al pintor Carlos Morago. Echeberría, chaired by architect José Manuel Infiesta, after appropriate deliberations, decided, by majority, granted the first prize in Figurative Painting, 2013, a competition organized and promoted by the Fundació de les Arts i els Artistes, the painter Carlos Morago.

Así mismo, tras seleccionar 76 obras, que son las que formarán parte de la exposición del Premio, el jurado decidió por mayoría conceder Menciones de Honor a los siguientes autores: Jacobo Alcalde, Eduardo Alsasua, Salvador Antúnez del Cerro, María José Cortés , Deangel, Roberto Ferri, Alejandro Marco y Jaime Valero. Also, after selecting 76 works, which are those that form part of the exhibition of the prize, the jury decided by majority to grant Honorable Mentions to the following authors: James Mayor, Eduardo Alsasua, Salvador Antunez del Cerro, María José Cortés, Deangel Roberto Ferri, Marco and Jaime Alejandro Valero.
In this 7th edition of the Awards Figurative Painting and Sculpture, a total of 2270 artists from around the world taking part, presenting 2360 works of a very high quality in digital format, which made a shortlist of 330 works tried and examined physically by the jury. Edurado Naranjo, a painter and a Figurativas' 13 jury member, explains the criteria used when voting for the works: "A painting that has a message, that the artist is confessing in, wishing to say something and achieving it. This is what surprises us and gets us voting in favour of a work".
My painting, En plein air, was one of the 76 works selected for the exhibition Figurativas' 13, and the award and opening ceremony will be held at the headquarter of MEAM (Museu Europeu d'Art Modern) in Barcelona on October 3, 2013.

Saturday, 3 August 2013

The NordArt 2013 exhibition opened in Rendsburg, Germany on 8 June 2013

Leung Yun Charm's three paintings: Whose kids are they? No.1, No.2 and No.3 were juried into the NordArt 2013 which is one of the largest exhibitions of contemporary art in Europe.