Beyond Earth: Exploring the Cosmos
Join us on a celestial odyssey as we venture “Beyond Earth: Art That Explores the Cosmos.” This exhibition is the culmination of our recent competition, which ran from July to September, inviting artists from around the world to share their interpretations of the cosmos. As you explore this exhibition, take a moment to connect with the artists’ visions, to imagine the endless possibilities of the universe, and to appreciate the artistry that transcends our world.
We appreciate all the artists whose participation has played an integral role in the success of this exhibition.
Best in Show
1st, 2nd and 3rd Place Winners
Click the image below to see the Artwork in a Lightbox
Aldous Huxley, the British writer, once wrote, “There are things known, and there are things unknown, and in between are the doors of perception.” Adam Strange creates his art in that space between the known and unknown. The space is made of the thin unreliability of memory and shards of lived experience, which are reconstructed into stark forms and landscapes, resulting in nuanced, disturbing and sensual images. The pieces are journeys from the purely aesthetic to a sacramental vision. There is a discordant beatific vision in the absence of colour, which engenders a lack of visual and emotional information. The removal of this content from the picture requires the viewer to confront a stark reality immediately. Light and shade, and what is revealed from the blackness become the primary language for interpreting the image.
These are images of realism. By turns, demanding, fearful, and disorienting. They are fit representations of the times we live in.
Fine Art Photography
“When, with a combined effort of realism and abstraction, we are able to see the forms of nature by looking at them from a new perspective, it is like venturing into the exploration of another world” (Edo Piantadosi).
The “Cosmos’ Origins” series focuses on the intimate and intrinsic aesthetic qualities of ice and in particular the evocative forms it can take. Shapes “revealed” through the shots, with the intention of exalting the geometries hidden in nature, giving life to abstract images with a strong graphic impact. By cutting the shot, on the one hand the “choice” of the subject is made, initiating the creative process, the so-called “detachment from the multiplicity of the possible”, on the other hand the subject is circumscribed and “extracted”, isolating it from the context with the result of making the form abstract and at the same time shifting the observer’s interest from the object: the context, the landscape as a whole, to the subject: the single form.
The result generally produces a disorienting effect, leading the observer to look deeply into the subject and interpret it beyond the natural element represented by drawing on his or her imagination in search of personal and intimate equivalences and associations.
Brian Quill Nealon
“Origin of Man”
Acrylic on Cavas
Quill is a Modern Contemporary Artist, who’s cryptic symbology, “Where’s Waldo”-esque imagery, visually & subconsciously-stimulating messages illuminate your mind, both figuratively…and literally (under black light.) Quill was trained at Rutgers University Mason Gross School of the Arts, and works currently in Marlboro, NJ. His collectors include some of the top names in sports, cinema and music.