In Category 9, Cubism, galleries scored Canada’s Lori-ann Latremouille’s work highest, and also awarded UK’s Oliver Perry a 2nd and 3rd Place. A previous multi-winner, Perry’s genius has wowed judges before. Tying for 2nd this year is UK’s Mihangel Jones. Tying for 3rd is Ala Leresteux from Lithuania. Sweden’s Rose-Marie tied for 4th with USA’s Alma Lee. Rounding out the impressive winner circle in Cubism is Bularia’s Stanislav Bojankov-Stanko and another Swede, Mats Eriksson.
2016 AMERICAN ART AWARDS WINNING ARTISTS FOR CATEGORY 9. CUBISM:
1ST PLACE: LORI-ANN LATREMOUILLE, CANADA, www.latremouille.com, “The Architecture Of Madness” 66 x 44″ Charcoal and pastel on paper.
2ND – TIE: OLIVER PERRY, UK, www.ollieperry.com, “The Ambition Of Purposeful Contradiction” 40 x 30″ Acrylic.
2ND – TIE: MIHANGEL JONES, UK, www.mihangeljones.com, “Coffee Grower Twins” 10 x 18” Oil Mixed media oils on paper.
3RD – TIE: OLIVER PERRY, UK, www.ollieperry.com, “The Counter Balance Of Rhythmic Law” 30 x 20″ Acrylic on canvas.
3RD – TIE: ALA LERESTEUX, LITHUANIA, www.alaleresteux.fr.nf, “Seshat. The Whisperer Of Sycamore” 23.6 x 23.6″ Ink and acrylic on paper.
4TH – TIE: ALMA LEE, USA, www.almaleeoriginals.com, “King David Danced” 11 x 14” Color pencil, vellum bristol.
4TH – TIE: ROSE-MARIE KLINTMAN, SWEDEN, www.rmk.nu, “High water” 41 x 32cm Acrylic & oil on canvas.
5TH PLACE: STANISLAV BOJANKOV-STANKO, BULGARIA, www.saatchiart.com/account/artworks/90025, “IX” 14 x 20″ Charcoal, pencil, paper.
6TH PLACE: MATS ERIKSSON, SWEDEN, www.mats-eriksson.com, “Mattius” 50 x 70cm Acrylic.
BIO ON 1ST PLACE WINNER LORI-ANN LATREMOUILLE:
Lori-ann Latremouille creates her captivating images by letting her mind flow freely without inhibition or preconceived ideas. “Drawing is like diving into the subconscious mind or into a dreamlike state,” she says, “where lines and forms are free to appear and unfold, unfettered by the chains of reason.” She is self taught and developed her stunning technique and visual philosophy outside of any institutional influences.
Born and raised in Vancouver, British Columbia, Latremouille is influenced by the lush and synergistic ecosystem of her coastal community. This is evident in her work where human figures, animals, sea creatures, birds, flora and fauna all intertwine together. Her unique blending of emotionally charged blocks of color with brilliantly contrasting black and white hues is striking and at times psychedelic.
Latremouille’s work is not easily categorized. There is a quality that echoes the native totem artifacts that stand not far from her home, the way her figures magically morph into each other. Some viewers see more contemporary influences like Marc Chagall, M.C. Escher, Pablo Picasso, or Henri Rousseau. The work is imaginative, at times surreal, gentle, erotic, exotic, peaceful and powerful. “It comes from the world of the fantastic and the alluring,” says Art Perry, critic for Vancouver’s The Province. “It’s all unreal but totally believable.”
Her work has been exhibited extensively in the U.S. and Canada and hangs in many prominent private and public collections. She has also exhibited in Europe. Lori-ann Latremouille’s artwork has made a lasting mark in the art world and will no doubt continue to draw acclaim for years to come.
SEE MORE OF LORI-ANN LATREMOUILLE’S WORK HERE: www.latremouille.com
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