Bauhaus Prairie Art Gallery

Celebrating the modernity of creative contemporary and traditional art through online art competition

October 2017


Eclectic Art

          Eclectic (adjective) an eclectic mix of art: wide-ranging, broad-based, varied, diverse, all embracing, multifaceted, multifarious, miscellaneous, or assorted.

Bauhaus Prairie Art Gallery presents a truly “Eclectic” exhibition this month:

Lynn Hye Ryoung Yang’s Best of Show digital composition, “New Land,” is an extraordinary layered composition of a future world replete showing pristine nature. It is a presentation of hope for the continuation of the human race. Her Sci-Fi illustration conveys optimism instead of the usual apocalyptic doom portrayed by most art of this genre. She demonstrates mastery of her medium as well as her positive vision for the future. Two other entries by this artist received Honorable Mention status.

“Crit Me” (1st Place) is an assemblage presented by artist Francesca Busca as a social statement about both the present and the future. This artist explores and challenges the future of humanity by creating art from objects of everyday life. Francesca states that she experiments “with new combinations, pairing and contrasting noble material with rubbish,” elevating discarded elements to high art. Brusca “believes in a future for humanity of resourceful innovation through reusing, recycling and up-cycling.”

The 2nd Place award is for a charcoal drawing by Leshe Kondo rendered in the traditional style of great Baroque art of the 1600’s. “Triumph Mercy (Sprouting Birth)” would be classified in the fantasy realm because the subject portrays a vision of the supernatural also harkens back to Greek and Roman mythology in composition and presentation. Loshe masterfully uses her medium to render a work that could easily be misidentified as an etching because of its precision, clean execution. The details are subtle yet amazingly powerful.

“Abraxas,” 3rd Place entry by Marina Korenfeld could be considered in the Steampunk genre. She uses the etching process to show a female figure dressed in clothing that is both modern and a throwback to the past. She incorporates a mythical dragon but injects hints of industrialism by making the dragon appeal to be raised off the printing plate through repoussé as well as other marks on the printing plate that emulate welds and rivets.

Ji In Yoon’s watercolor, “Free Spirit,” received 4th Place honors. Yoon utilizes active movement of abstract figures to create a painting that has the viewer engaged in a figural dance through space and time. The use of shadows further enhances the depth and movement of this composition.

 

The eight pieces of work that received Honorable Mention further accentuate the “eclectic” nature of this show representing both traditional and contemporary art styles and a diversity of media. They range from Fauvism, abstraction, realism, Sci-fi, futurism to surrealism and utilize watercolor, acrylic, mixed media and digital art processes. They were selected for their strong art composition, subject and mastery of media and are a good cross section for an Eclectic Art Exhibition.

 

 



Best Of Show

Lynn Hye Ryoung Yang

"New Land"

2D Digital/ Photoshop , 1920 x 828

Sale Price $POR

Artist Biography

Lynn Hye Ryoung Yang is a freelance concept artist and matte painter working in the entertainment industry. She attended Art Center College of Design in 2012 and has worked for companies such as Adhesive Games, Rhythm and Hues, The mill, Tensky Entertainment and Microsoft.

Experiences     

Tensky Entertainment- Concept Artist / Matte Painter (2017)

Ming  Creative- Concept Artist (2017)

Microsoft – Concept Artist (2015 -2016)

Blur Studio – Concept Artist, on Mafia II (2014)

The Mill – Concept Artist / Matte Painter, on Adidas, Evolve (2014)

Sony Pictures Entertainment – Concept Artist, on unannounced project (2014)

Tool of NA – Concept Artist, on unannounced project (2014)

Ant Farm – Concept Artist, on Marvel Universe (2014)

The Mill – Concept Artist / Matte Painter, on Call of Duty:Ghosts (2013)

Daniel Clark and Associates – Concept Artist (2013)

Scribble Pad Studio – Concept Artist (2012)

Rhythm and Hues – Concept Artist / Matte Painter, on various projects (2012)

Adhesive Games – Concept Artist / Matte Painter, Hawken intern (2012)



First Place

Francesca Busca

"Crit Me"

paper, plastic, metal and fabric on metal , 31cm x 20cm

Sale Price $600

Artist Statement

Her goal? To provoke!

To Francesca, art has the same importance as philosophy: its ultimate purpose is to provoke something in the viewer of its time. She feels a compelling urge to convey a message to the viewer, whether a thought or a pure emotion, as strongly as her technical and creative capabilities will allow.

Torn between optimism and surrender, Francesca is haunted by the idea of mankind’s imminent self-destruction. Yet, she believes in a future for humanity of resourceful innovation through reusing, recycling and upcycling. She is fascinated by colours and textures of both artificial and natural elements, which she hunts for in everyday life and plays with in new combinations, pairing and contrasting noble material with rubbish. Her aim is to prove how rubbish is a relative definition and how it can be turned into something useful, fun and even beautiful. She thoroughly enjoys working within the ethical and material limitations which this choice entails.

She has a true passion for mosaic, as it allows the use materials of all sorts: she strives to show the beauty and significance of each material uses, in each tiny piece. She never stops learning and experimenting. She is on a mission to show the incredible – yet still quite unknown – potential of modern mosaic, as a fine art in its own right.

EXHIBITIONS & AWARDS 

Artwork on view/for sale at the ex chiesa di Santa Chiara, Murano, Venice, Italy- FLUX Exhibition, Chelsea College of Art, London, July 18– “Threads“, The Artists’ Pool, Espacio Gallery, London, March 18
BowWow Haus London: designing + decorating a dog kennel, on exhibition at St Pancras,London, Jan-May18, and auctioned for charity. Profits to go to Blue Cross
– “Find Me!”, Vernice Contemporanea, Biennale Off. 57. Biennale d’Arte di Venezia, Venice, 1-29 Oct 17
-“Nasty Women UK”, Stour Space, London, 22-24 Sep17. Raising funds for End Violence Against Women
– “Now That’s What I Call Art“, Laura I. Art Gallery, Ice House Court, London, 7-23 Sept 17
– “From Rome to London“, St Lawrence Jewry, Guildhall Yard, London, 7 July – 16Sep17
FLUX Exhibition, Chelsea College of Art, London, 12-16 Jul 17
– “Threads“, Dundas Street Gallery, Edinburgh EH3 6HZ, 4-15 Jul 17
Winner of the SOLO exhibition on Light, Space & Time Online Art Gallery, 15 May-15 Jun17
– “Ode to Nature”: 4 artists’ exhibition, Chelsea Fringe, Oxford House Gallery, London, 20 May–4 Jun17
Winner at the “I’m In Heaven” Exhibition, Nature Category (3rd Place), Heaven Art Gallery, AZ,May 17
Uniqueness of Concept and Originality Award at Still Point IX, Still Point Art Gallery, May17
Winner: Best In Show, ”All Women” Competition, 3D & Mixed Media cat. (1st Place), CAGO,Apr17
– “We Need to Talk about Clothes“, Hardwick Gallery, Cheltenham, 22-26 April 17!
Artexpo 2017, Pier 94, NYC, 21 – 24 Apr 17
Biennale Peschiera del Garda, Caserma dell’Artiglieria, Peschiera del Garda, Italy, 31 Mar–3 Apr17
Winner at the “Abstract Art” exhibition – 3D Category (1st Place) + Winner – Overall Winner Artists Category (3rd Place) + Honourable Mention & Special Merit at the Light, Space & Time Gallery ,March 17
– “Threads“, The Artists’ Pool, Espacio Gallery, London, 1-12 March 17
MeArt – Biennale Internazionale del Mediterraneo, Palermo, Italy, 9-12 March 17
International Award “Galileo Galilei“, Pisa, Italy, 22 January 17
– “Contemporary Venice“, Palazzo Flangini, Venice, Italy, 14 Dec 2016-14 Jan 17
Spectrum 2016 with World Wide Art/Artavita, Booth 807, Miami, FL, 30 Nov – 4Dec 16
– “Oxygen – Fragmented Cities+Identities“, J. Jurado Art Studio, Bogota’, Colombia, 19 Nov-19 Dec 16
Art San Diego 2016, Balboa Park Activity Center, San Diego, CA, 3-6 Nov 16
Overall winner at the “Open No Theme 3D & Mixed Media” exhibition, Contemporary Art Gallery,Nov 16
Overall Winner of the “Spotlight Solo Art Contest”, International Gallery of the Arts, 15 Oct-15 Dec 16
– “Leave/Remain” exhibition, Bank Street Arts, Sheffield, 25 – 30 Oct 16
– “Future Landscapes” exhibition, Ca’ Zanardi, Venice, Italy, 6 Oct – 27 Nov 16
– “Frida Kahlo – Lust for Life” exhibition, Menier Gallery, London, 4 – 31 Aug 16

PUBLICATIONS
– Featured in Still Point Art Quarterly, Summer 2017
– Featured interview on Artsy Shark, May 17
– Featured as Artist in the Spotlight at the Flux Exhibition on The Gallery Guide, May 17
– Featured on ArtWeek, May 1
– Featured on Artsy, May 17
– Featured Interview on ItsLiquid, May 17
– Artwork selected as Header Image for Curator Space (“Materia 1, 2, 3” – coming soon)
– Featured in Art International Contemporary Magazine, January/February 17
Interview and artwork featured in Art Reveal Magazine, issue 23, Dec 16
Interview and artwork featured in Exquisite Arts Magazine, issue 3, Nov 2016



Second Place

Loshe Kondo

" Triumph Mercy (Sprouting birth) "

Canvas on board, charcoal pencil , 9100 mm x 7300 mm

Sale Price $POR

Artist Statement

My work is mainly painting, photography, etc. It is mainly two dimensional activity.
There is a drawing on one of the big pillars constituting the work of my painting.
I believe that drawing is not merely to faithfully reproduce the shape that it sees and that I need to draw states that can not be expressed by the underlying facts and words.
The intention underlying the theme of this work is the birth of a new spirit born from the fusion of oriental culture and western culture.Also, I expect it.

 Biography

1975 Graduated Musashino Art University
1976 Wined ” kansai-KOUDO-Prize” at Osaka Japan
1995 Representation agreement between Agora Gallery at NewYork
1996 Participated “7’eme GRAND PRIX INTERNATIONAL DE  PEINTURE A L’EAL” at Franch
1996 ONE-MAN-SHOW at Gallery SWAN at NewYork
1996 “ELEMENT OF NATURE!” Group Show at Agora Gallery at NewYork
Have many times one-man-show at domestic Japan


Third Place

Marina Korenfeld

"Abraxas"

etching , 10" x 8"

Sale Price $170

 

 

 

Artist Statement

The theme of self-introspection is crucial to my art, since I believe that only by delving into the enigmas of the self can an individual truly engage with the world and bring about change in a profound, meaningful way.

Though I consider myself primarily a Symbolist, my art draws on a wide variety of mythologies, worldviews, religions, and literary traditions, both ancient and modern, ranging from Buddhism to Russian folklore.

Biography

Education History: BFA (School of visual Arts, NY); Diploma in puppet building (Odessa, Ukraine); attending the Art Student’s League of NY

Primary Medium: Printmaking

Solo exhibitions: York Sq. Cinema/Azoth gallery in New Haven, CT; the Mercer Group (NYC), IDEA gallery in NYC, Cocoa Bar NYC, Bijoutique NY; Roots Café NYC; Postmark NYC
Collective exhibitions: Golden Street Gallery (CT); National Arts Club (NYC); the Credit Suisse First Boston Corp.(NYC); The Art Students’ League (NYC); at Benedetti Gallery in SOHO (NYC); at the Cork Gallery/Avery Fisher Hall in Lincoln Center (NYC); Casa Frela Gallery (NYC); Agni Gallery (NYC); SPCTCLR VWS (NYC); The Observatory (NYC); AAF’12 (NYC); Manhattan Borough President’s Office; Gallery414 (NYC)

Works in institutional collections: Odessa City Art Gallery (Ukraine),
Works in private collections: Numerous

Awards, scholarships and grants: Merit scholarship from the Art Student’s League of New York; winner of the Red Dot exhibition in Phyllis Harriman Mason Gallery in NYC



Fourth Place

Ji In Yoon

"Free Spirit"

2D painting / watercoloring , 545 x 394

Sale Price $POR

Artist information forthcoming.



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