11th

Gold Prize
Taiwan
LIN, FU-CHUN

Gold Prize

Transforming the fear and anxious of death into the respect and toleration.

Silver Prize
Poland
DANIEC TOMASZ

Silver Prize

By selecting a specific language, which is a set of graphic workshop means, an artist does it being convinced that this will allow for as complete form of expression as possible.

However, it almost never happens that the final result of the artist’s work corresponds in full to the vision of his intentions when he started to work on it. The path a graphic artist resembles a labyrinth of numerous crossed paths out of which he has to take the accurate one.

But, is there only one, or are there many equivalent options?

Originally, the concept of “The New World Order” was to construct graphics consisting of modules that can be freely juxtaposed and whose order can be changed. At the same time, each of the modules was supposed to constitute a complete whole, a picture able to function totally on its own.

Implementation of such a simple, not to say “poor,” concept required the utilization of as simple means as possible. Also, composition of particular matrixes, and thus the whole, had to be very simple. That is why, the principle of axial symmetry, distorted only insignificantly, governs all.

Imposing of uniform composition rules on all modules caused that the work on graphics began to resemble a construction of some ordered model of a reality section.

At the same time, it became clear that the more ordered, simple and clear the principles inside the model, the more phenomena will stop fitting it. Therefore, putting an order in the world inside any model is accompanied by making more and more chaos outside its limits.

It was when the idea was conceived so that the graphics in process becomes an attempt at building a model of absolutely everything, the model of the world and of all principles governing it. However, such an attempt was sentenced to total failure in advance. It was an attempt at achieving a goal impossible to achieve. Unexpectedly to the author, the work assumed a self-ironic and absurd character.

 

This is obviously only one of possible interpretations. My intention was that my work be interpreted in as many different ways as possible.

It is, for instance, possible to interpret “The New World Order” as a direct link to the dramatic events that have taken and are taking place in the world in the new millennium.

But what may such a modest creation as black and white graphics be in the face of civilization threats?

Bronze Prize
JAPAN
OHYA MASAAKI

Bronze Prize

It is very pleasant time when I look into a black box filled with corrosion liquid that changes a surface of a copperplate toward my image. A possibility of getting to a completion work with first printing is very low.

After first printing, in order to bring close to my image, trial printing and drawing are repeated. For me etching is a medium to expand my expression.  I am fascinated with the intense feeling of a substance, and beautiful material. The process of etching gives me accidental meetings with new discovery and stimulates enthusiasm for expression, exceeding my intention. Etching has variety of appearance of surface; sometime it is a wasteland, sometime it is velvet with a good gloss. Etching has been suitable way for me and series of 霏霏 (hi hi) is developed especially in recent years. 

The title doesn’t mean the motif directly. The word “霏霏” (hi hi) means that rain or snow fall deeply and continuously, while my work comes from image of plants. I’m always under the environment surrounded by plants since my childhood. Life of plants is long and it never ends by nature laws. I’m moved by wonders of nature. The quiet life of plants is the key that makes an infinite image to me. 

Recommendation of Jury
JAPAN
ODA ASAKO

Recommendation of Jury

People have feeling. People have the place from which feeling can be taken out, and the place which can’t be taken out. Action leaves for feeling only in the place people can settle down. If it is in a house, people feel easy and feeling comes out. And it is a concept theme whether it moves from feeling also to a thing through people.

Merit Prize
POLAND
LABUZ ANDRZEJ

Merit Prize

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Merit Prize
Argentina
KOCH ROBERTO

Merit Prize

The manner of my engraving is as the painting which symbolize “the metaphor of the economic-social-cultural problem around the world as well as the events in my country and the rest of the world.”

Merit Prize
MALAYSIA
LOW, YI - CHIN

Merit Prize

This print is base on "myself" and "grandfather" conversation about "Our Root".

Merit Prize
SPAIN
MENDEZ LLOPIS, CARLES

Merit Prize

This work belongs to a metaphysical series of pictures that evoke a expresionista style with surrealistas cuts. The complex formation of the surface would give the sense of the subjective opinions referring to philosopher, Nietzsche. It is a tragic and phantasmagoric version that proposes like only solution to explain the outer world, without some alienation, the lunch of head.

Merit Prize
TAIWAN
TANG, JO-HUNG

Merit Prize

This work belongs to a metaphysical series of pictures that evoke a expresionista style with surrealistas cuts. The complex formation of the surface would give the sense of the subjective opinions referring to philosopher, Nietzsche. It is a tragic and phantasmagoric version that proposes like only solution to explain the outer world, without some alienation, the lunch of head.