Figurative Art Exhibition
Ten Moir Gallery’s art competition for March 2023 was the annual Figurative online art Competition. The show attracted a wide range of artists from around the world specializing in mediums that consisted of oil on canvas, acrylic, watercolor, pastel, graphite, photography, digital. Both 2d and 3d were accepted for inclusion into the Gallery’s group exhibition.
Artists were asked to capture the essence of humanity in a unique way.
The submission process and competition began in January 2023 and ended March 28th, 2023 bringing in submissions from different countries from all around the world.
Artwork is judged based on the following elements: originality, creativity, interpretation of the theme, demonstration of artistic skill and usage of medium. The winning categories include Best in Show, 1st, 2nd and 3rd place.
The exhibition also includes Honorable Mentions for their outstanding art. Many of the artists in either of these groups could have easily been included in the upper tier of our winners, as their art was also exceptional.
The winning categories artwork will be featured on Ten Moir Gallery homepage for 2 months. After 2 months, it will remain in the exhibition archives.
Congratulations to the artists who made the Figurative art exhibition a success!
Best in Show
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“Radiant at Heart”
Oil on Canvas
Beauty is what Kasia is focused on. In her day-to-day life, in her work as a counselor, but also -and perhaps especially – in her artistic expression.
She tries to find it there, where most of people wouldn’t even seek: in shadows and skin undertones; in textures and patterns; in the smallest details and color contrasts. She also tends to find it deep within human beings.
In her artworks she combines the inner beauty with the outer one; the psychological landscapes with the ones found in natural world. Both seemingly separated worlds are one to her. Consequently the very process of painting turns into a prolonged creative meditation, in which every single detail becomes a integral piece of the whole. And what takes place on the surface, occurs synchronously also within.
She hopes that her art – also through the use of symbols- will kindle this mystical spark in people’s perception. That in their quest for harmony they will also look into the details of their life, saving this universal quality of Beauty from oblivion.
Kasia, born in Poland,is self-taught artist based in Norway. She lives, works and creates on Sekken,the beautiful little island surrounded by fjord and mountains.
1st, 2nd and 3rd Place Winners
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Acrylic on Canvas
The effect of light on objects and atmosphere inspires me. The main subject in all of my paintings is light and its effect on the objects in the image.
My current works deals with the play of light on the male figure, whether portraiture or full figurative work. The male figure’s muscular definition and tone create a sculptural form that presents light and shadow in a wonderful way. Also, the male figure and portraiture is a constant challenge. No person looks like any other person. The multitude of expressions and body positions provides an infinite source of subject matter and inspiration. My newer figurative work also explores the capture of the model’s personality and soul in the work. Many of the newer works appear spiritual or introspective in nature, as though each model is attempting to understand his place in this world.
Linda McCord works in most of the two-dimensional mediums. She was a gallery owner for 10 years, and taught painting and printmaking at her local college. Although self-taught, she has taken numerous international awards, and her art in the collection of museums, churches, hospitals, and colleges. She is a signature member of International Society of Acrylic Painters, Northwest Watercolor Society, Georgia Watercolor Society and California Watercolor Association. McCord’s work has been described as abstract realism. She focuses on light and shadow, composition, and value change. She adapted a method of building layers of paint using resist processes she learned as a printmaker. McCord says, “I design my art around mathematical concepts rather than emotion.”
I am a ceramic artist that uses clay to trap, release, and process memories. Clay is known for having a form of “memory” of its own. I use this “memory” that is disassociated from a form of consciousness as a metaphor for our own perceptions of memory. Drawing inspiration from Neurophilosophy, I have come to understand that memories are incredibly faulty, emotionally charged, and continuously change; and yet, we form our understanding and perceptions such as identity and ethics based on our memories. In her book, Touching a Nerve: Our Brains, Ourselves, founder of Neurophilosophy Patricia Churchland says that our individuality (our personalities) are rooted in our episodic memories.
Researching memory formation and recall naturally led me to sleep and dreaming as these processes are intricately connected. Memories are sorted, filed, or culled out during sleep. A memory is formed through the connection of neurons, and those pathways are formed when your brain decides that neuron contains relevant information. This is one way in which the physical body works without our cognitive consent. During the memory forming stage of sleep the rational frontal cortex is shut off while the emotional centers are still activated establishing the emotional connection with the memory. Memories can be volatile and dangerous as well as vulnerable. I seek to show this vulnerability of the Human Condition through my sculptures.