2016 AMERICAN ART AWARDS WINNING ARTISTS FOR
CATEGORY 49. SCULPTURE – REPRESENTATIONAL:
1ST PLACE: RYUZO KAWANO, JAPAN, www.ryuzo3.net, “Shima-INU” 10 x 8 x 17′ Ceramic tiles, glass float, etc.
2ND PLACE: ALEX KVETON, USA, www.AlexKveton.com, “Socrates” 33 x 20″ Bronze.
3RD – TIE: NELSON GRICE, USA, www.nelsongriceart.com, “The Piper Is Calling” 31 x 18 x 15” Bronze.
3RD – TIE: ANNE LEBRETON-LAUNES, FRANCE, www.lebreton-launes.com, “Daphne” 11 x 8 x 30cm Patinated bronze.
4TH PLACE: BOB CLYATT, USA, www.clyattsculpture.com, “Three Hanging Butoh Figures- Women” 42″ each figure. Raku-fired stoneware, stainless steel cable.
5TH – TIE: IGOR SETER, SERBIA, www.art-igor.com, “Suspicion” 65 x 25 x 15cm Bronze-Resin.
5TH – TIE: ANNE LEBRETON-LAUNES, FRANCE, www.lebreton-launes.com, “Depossession” 9 x 16 x 18cm Patinated bronze.
6TH – TIE: JENIK COOK, USA, email@example.com, “Lady Morvat” 17″ Clay, luster fired.
6TH – TIE: TONY NATSOULAS, USA, http://www.tonynatsoulas.com, “In Search Of The Perfect Shot” 50 x 21 x 21″ Ceramic.
BIO ON 1ST PLACE WINNER RYUZO KAWANO:
Ryuzo KAWANO (1976 -) works in Kasaoka, Okayama Pref., Japan.
Self-taught in art production. Since teenage years, has displayed fine modeling skills and created works in diverse production styles, unrestricted by genres or materials. Stands out in producing spaces that recreate the vision of his works. Established Lagarto, his own gallery in Kurashiki city in 2008.
In 2013, presented a work/project “Shima-Inu”,a huge dog stature covered with tiles made by 2000 volunteers and collaborators from around the country.
In 2014, presented “Oni-Pokkuru Project”,recreating an ancient foot bellows to put orge’s horns from metal.
In 2016, presented “Had The Rhino’s Horn Been Longer’, The World Would Have Been Changed”, an ‘alternate history Sci-Fi’ artwork.
These projects unearth the unique traditions of particular regional areas and through symbolic plastic works and a production process that involves the public, makes possible a visual representation of the traditions that lie in those regions.
SEE MORE OF RYUZO KAWANO’S WORK HERE: www.ryuzo3.net,
All images courtesy of winning artists and American Art Awards!