ARTIST OF THE MONTH – JULY 2020 WINNERS
ITSLIQUID Group is pleased to announce the WINNERS of the ARTIST OF THE MONTH – JULY 2020, a competition open to anyone and established to increase and develop the art market and the dialogue between collectors, art critics, journalists and art lovers. Making contemporary art accessible to all.
Artworks have been judged based on creativity, originality, quality of work, and overall artistic ability. Winners have been chosen based on the quality of single entry as well as quality of overall work.
Winners July 2020
John Smither . USA
Philippe Leblanc . Belgium
ARTIST OF THE MONTH – JULY 2020 Winners
John Smither . USA
John Smither is originally from the Chicago area and grew up in the Midwest with an MFA in printmaking from Washington Univ. in St. Louis. While in grad school he also became interested in with working in video. Once out of school he moved back to Chicago where he continued to make relief prints, video, and large-scale drawings. His subject matter focused on the urban and wild landscapes of the area. At that time, due to technical limitations, he was never able to integrate these mediums into satisfying installations so the different media were typically worked independently. After showing in Chicago at solo and group events for many years he moved to Seattle.
Philippe Leblanc . Belgium
An artist sensitive to rationality and the purity of forms, Philippe Leblanc finds inspiration in mathematics, in famous series like Fibonacci’s conical shapes and emblematic numbers such as the golden number, Pi, and root of two. His creations of abstract appearance are based on the writing of numbering systems from distant cultures, which confers them a mysterious formal balance. He imagines time machines and calendars according to strict rules which then fade away to retain only their random and enigmatic character. His works include wall sculptures, light boxes, hanging mobiles, motorized carousels or raised puzzles, all sharing the same geometric language.
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