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 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.
Anna Lisa Botti
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.
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.
Strijdom Van der Merwe
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.
Wei Ming Ho
James Johnson Perkins
Pablo Jimenez Zapiola
Kirsi Marja Metsähuone
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: