Severin’s Choice: It’s Liquid International Art Contest 2012

As a juror of the 1st International Art Contest organized by the famous Italian art&design magazine, IT’S LIQUID, I was very impressed by the high value of many visual artists who joined this competition and I regret that a lot of excellent visual artists, like Eugenia Gortchakova, Massimo Navarra, Mark Krawczynski, Hyakutake Tetsugo, Marco de Gregorio, Zoe Manta, Milia Seyppel, Renata Amasilys, Adelaide Stazi, Makoto Kobayashi, Victor Syrnev, Patricia Claro, Andreas Karaoulanis, etc cannot find their names in my final subjective selection.
I hope they have been nominated by other jurors.


Simon Apostolski
Roberto Brito
Boris Pramatarov
Eugenia Cuellar
Muriel Milleret
Remus Ilisie
Eugenia Cuellar
Jeganathan Ramachandram
Jennie Rosenbaum
Carla Fache

Simon Apostolski is a young and very gifted painter from Macedonia, his overhelming compositions with black fallen angels are full of a metaphysical and almost tragic atmosphere, close to the values of the best expressionists.


Maryam Mohammadi
Anna Lisa Botti
Brut Carniollus
Dagdelen Hakan
Koray Ekremoglu
Diana Nikolova
Peter Leighton
Gloria Oyarbazal
Adela Holmes
Vlatko Ceric

The Iranian photographer, Maryam Mohammadi, joined It’s Liquid contest with a cycle of moving photos, analysing the destiny of an imprisoned woman, with all the details and tensions between the executioner and victim.


Aiba Takanori
Tim Vinke
Michele Barberio
Nir Meiri
Sonia Pedrazzini
Victor Syrnev
Petar Zaharinov
Dylan Gold
Valerio Mazzei
Shige Hasegawa

The Japanese artist Aiba Takanori is very famous for his Bonsai compositions connected to small architectural structures, with an amazing nuclear density of decorations, traditional characters with interesting stories.


Emilio Corti
Harriette Lawler
Remus Ilisie
Claude Jones
Strijdom Van der Merwe
Sarawat Chatiwongpeti
Antonella Iovinella
Laura Lilja
Tanya Preminger

The Italian artist Emilio Corti is a very interesting reseacher of remote civilizations, a courageous diver bringing to the surface of the contemporary art scene strange archetypes, close to our inner life and to my art concept, archetypal expressionism.


Pino Barillà
Wei Ming Ho
Gregory Steel
James Johnson Perkins
Pablo Jimenez Zapiola
Natalie Robison
Christian Streng
Alessandro Perini
Kirsi Marja Metsähuone
Marcus Shahar

Pino Barillà is one of the best Italian and European contemporary artists, his unique and complex ”Opera dallo spazio misurata” is beyond the actual tendencies on the art scene, much more than an installation, an artwork, it’s a sign of a future post-literary epoch.

Jury’s final selection:

About Constantin Severin

Constantin Severin ( is a Romanian writer and, as a visual artist, the founder and promoter of the award-winning concept known as archetypal expressionism. He is the author of eight books of poetry, essays, and novels, and his poems have been published by major Romanian and international literary magazines. He is one of the editors of the French cultural magazine Levure littéraire.
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