It’s LIQUID International Contest | First Edition 2012 – winners

It’s LIQUID Group is pleased to announce the WINNERS of the It’s LIQUID International Contest | First Edition 2012. The contest was born with the goal of promoting contemporary art, photography and design through all the divulgating tools that the communication platform It’s LIQUID has used for years (press release, mailing list with more than 80,000 subscribers, international contemporary art and design events realization).The contest, with a free theme, was divided into five categories: painting and drawing, sculpture and installation, photography, videoart and product design.

The Jury was formed by prestigious personalities of the contemporary art, architecture, design scene including: Luca Curci (Architect, Artist – Italy) as the Jury President | Yousef Aldeek (Founder of the Palestinian cinema arts association – Palestine) | Thierry Alet (Art Fair director – USA) | Fausta Bolettieri (Curator – Italy) | Fortunato D’amico (Landscape architect, Curator – Italy) | Elis Saint Juste Gluckstein (Landscape architect, Curator – Italy/Austria) | Aranka Israni (Visual Artist – USA/UAE) | Dodi Karim (Artist – UK/Giordania) | Abd A. Masoud (Gallerist – Austria) | Macu Moran (Editor of videoartworld – Spain) | Constantin Severin (Writer, Philosopher, Artist – Romania) | Michele Spinelli (Gallerist, Art Collector – Italy) | Stefano Tordiglione (Designer, Artist – Italy/Hong Kong).

The Jury selected 5 winners one for each category, and 15 honorable mentions, 3 for each category, selected following the criteria of quality of the work, originality, uniqueness. It’s LIQUID Group received more than 300 subscriptions from all over the world.

.painting and drawing – winner

Claude Jones, Australia – “Wild Game”, 2011

Honorable mentions

Alessio Larocchi, Italy – “Flag copied out.jpn (Color paper selector)”, 2005 (left)
Aluan Argüelles, Cuba – “Sad Diamonds series”, 2010 (center)
Mya Ando, USA – “Sui getsu ka (water moon flower)”, 2011 (right)


.sculpture and installation – winner

Strijdom van der Merwe, South Africa – “Reaching for the sky”, 2011

Honorable mentions

Tanya Preminger, Israel – “Ritual Cut”, 2009 (left)
Emilio Corti, Italy – “Familija”, 2011 (center)
Zimoun, Switzerland – “200 prepared dc-motors, wire isolated, cardboard elements”, 2011 (right)


.photography – winner

Tetsugo Hyakutake, Japan – “Pathos and Irony: Industrial Still-Life in Japan #1”, 2006

Honorable mentions

Diana Nikolova, Bulgaria – “Ani”, 2011 (left)
Hakan Dagdelen, Turkey – “STILLS vs.”, 2011 (center)
Celia De Coca, Spain – “Grandmother”, 2009 (right)


.videoart – winner

Yuko Asai, Japan – “Make up”, 2011

Honorable mentions

Wei-Ming Ho, Taiwan – “Self – Destruction for Eternity”, 2011 (left)
Alessandro Perini, Sweden – “Viaggio in una città invisibile”, 2008 (center)
Roman Deingruber, USA – “CUBE”, 2004 (right)


.product design – winner

Miriam Aust & Sebastian Amelung, Germany – “Like paper”, 2011

Honorable mentions

Dylan Gold, USA – “Vessel: Ceramic”, 2011 (left)
Yaron Elyasi, Israel – “Forest”, 2011 (center)
Alejandro Gomez Stubbs, Colombia – “Wood Furniture”, 2010 (right)


Click here to see the winners’ artworks and honorable mentions of It’s LIQUID International Contest | First Edition 2012.

It’s LIQUID Group would like to acknowledge all the artists and designers for their effort, vision, and passion for contemporary art, architecture, design innovation and the members of the Jury for their knowledge, time, and enthusiasm during the long review process as well as all the media partners for their support.

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