In CATEGORY 34, REALISM – HUMAN FIGURE, Phenomenal work was entered in this category. Galleries awarded Argentina’s Alejandro Rosemberg 1st Place. Americans Debi Pickler and Leonardo Cuervo Mera tied for 2nd. Tying for 3rd was India’s Mukesh Thapa and American Susan La Mont. Another American, Ernie L. Fournet, tied for 4th with Finland’s Tero Isokaanta. USA’s McGarren Flack took 5th. 6th was another tie between American Ron Sanders and South Korea’s Junhee Park. Stunning work.
2016 AMERICAN ART AWARDS WINNING ARTISTS FOR CATEGORY 34. REALISM – HUMAN:
1ST PLACE: ALEJANDRO ROSEMBERG, ARGENTINA, www.a-rosemberg.com, “Spring Series – Painting 1” 60 x 110cm Oil on canvas.
2ND – TIE: DEBI PICKLER, USA, www.debi-studios.com, “Character” 10 x 13″ Pencil on illustration board.
2ND – TIE: LEONARDO CUERVO MERA, USA, www.leonardocuervo.com, “Ignacio II” 9 x 12″ Oil, canvas.
3RD – TIE: MUKESH THAPA, INDIA, www.mukeshthapaart.com, “End Of Green” 31 x 25.5″ Oil.
3RD – TIE: SUSAN LA MONT, USA, susanlamont.com, “Three Women At The MFA” 12 x 16″ Oil on panel.
4TH – TIE: ERNIE L. FOURNET, USA, www.elfournet.com, “Bon Temps Rouler” 40 x 20″ Acrylic on illustration board.
4TH – TIE: TERO ISOKAANTA, FINLAND, www.galleriaisokaanta.com, “Do You Have The Time?” 32 x 39″ Acrylic on canvas.
5TH PLACE: MCGARREN FLACK, USA, www.flackstudio.com, “America The Beautiful” 24 x 30″ Oil on linen.
6TH – TIE: RON SANDERS, USA, www.sanders-studios.com, “Book And Cover” 30 x 30″ Oil on canvas.
6TH – TIE: JUNHEE PARK, SOUTH KOREA, firstname.lastname@example.org, “First Step” 20 x 31″ Pencil.
BIO ON 1ST PLACE WINNER ALEJANDRO ROSEMBERG:
Born in Córdoba, Argentina in 1981, Alejandro attended The National University of Cordoba, where he obtained a degree in Fine Arts, at the same time forming himself with master Claudio Bogino in the classical method of painting based on the tradition of the great Italian masters. He furthered his education on color under Graydon Parrish, at the Grand Central Academy of New York.
His works are presently being exhibited in the United States and Canada, respectively represented by Principle Gallery, in Virginia and White Rock Gallery, in Vancouver. Passionate about teaching the techniques he uses, that are based on an academic focus, he invests much time and dedication to his drawing and painting classes and workshops, held in Brasilia and Buenos Aires.
THE WORK: He considers himself a realist painter. Many think that his works look like photographs and categorize them as being Hyperrealism, but Hyperrealism is not a technique but an artistic movement which tries to reproduce reality with photographic objectivity and quality. On the contrary, his intention when he paints is not photographic but pictorial, using technique as an instrument to express a particular vision of the world. In that sense, he chooses realism because of its accessible language which, like a bridge, facilitates the connection between the painting and its spectators: it allows them an approach to art without requiring any previous knowledge.
Alejandro feels that painting is a way thinking, and that the images are texts. Through his works he reflects upon the world in which he lives and on the space that art occupies in it, working particularly on two concepts: beauty in an ample sense and craft as its support; values that have been devalued throughout the last century and yet so necessary to the development of human beings and art.
SEE MORE OF ALEJANDRO ROSEMBERG’S WORK HERE: www.a-rosemberg.com
ARTISTS CAN ENTER FOR 2017 HERE: www.AmericanArtAwards.com
*All images provided with permission by the American Art Awards and Winning Artists!