2020 Winners Announced!
It was extremely difficult to select the nominations from over 4,300 unique pieces, but the five judges each selected 10 pieces from among the entries. The final round of judging took place with the originals of the selected entries lined up next to each other.
Grand Prize: silk hat cat
The colors were not mixed but used various blends of color with thought to spacing. When you look at it from a distance, you can see it is a complex piece. However, when you get a closer look, you will notice that each color stands out and is actually very well planned. Each (Silk Hat Cat, Humedo, and vielfalt) were wonderful pieces of work and worthy of the Grand Prize. But I had to evaluate them, and I chose this piece because it was technically superior.
B37: Antwerp Blue
YR04: Chrome Orange
Second Place: Vielfalt
When I saw the actual artwork in person, it conveyed so much enthusiasm, it made me wonder why I had overlooked it in the first round. Many works focus on cute female characters, but in this piece, the artist gives his best effort to draw each detail. The detailed textures of the bark of the trees and the way the plants were depicted, it really conveyed the sincerity and power of the artist's work.
R46: Strong Red
B23: Phthalo Blue
Second Place: Humedo
This piece evokes some bizarre imagination, just like surrealism and science fiction movies. The finely detailed wall tiles are not drawn evenly one by one but instead are colored with different shades. When I saw the actual piece, I found it to be a finely detailed, outstanding artwork that combines unique ideas and skills.
I didn't really look at the profiles of the artists when I was judging but did I notice that this piece is from a 20-year old in Argentina. I kind of felt like I wanted to meet him! I imagine he is interested in Asian/Japanese culture, so I think it would be interesting for him to have the opportunity to show his work in Japan.I find his art interesting and I'm looking forward to seeing more pieces in the future.
Y11: Pale Yellow
BG72: Ice Ocean
Future Generation Art Prize: Don't Believe Everything At
The contrast between the indescribable expression of the tiger and the indistinct expressions of the herbivorous animals intrigued us and sparked our imagination as to what kind of story was there.
The bird's-eye view composition is impressive, and the coloring is also excellent, down to the smallest detail such as the glossy surface of the pottery and the warmth and coldness of the tiles. The cohesive tones of orange, mint blue, and brown are wonderful.
YR04: Chrome Orange
B00: Frost Blue