14th

Golden Prize
Japan
Kugo, Ikuhiro

Golden Prize

The title of my work is Trace. Each day limited time passes away at an extremely fast speed. Our perception of time varies with the time zone. It also varies with the flora and fauna or our feelings, as well as the regions, countryside or urbanity. My work records time through numerous lines or the act of drawing these lines. The viewers are supposed to feel the passing of time. I want to convey the changes brought by the growth, withering and decay of plants and scenery or even human feelings due to passing time.

Silver Prize
Poland
Piech, Joanna

Silver Prize

My artworks are made in the technique of linocut and relate to the man in the context of his sensations, feelings and experiences. Each of my graphic arts is a part of my life, several months taken out from the present to make them. It is a personal dialogue with the time I live in and the substance I work in. It is a whisper, a cry and a giggle of my imagination contesting the surrounding world. It is and attempt of keeping the moments which have not escaped in a define form.

Bronze Prize
Japan
Miyazaki, Fumiko

Bronze Prize

I make a work under the theme of a person. I want to express human splendor and trashiness by a print and few words together with all. How long we who live in the modern society are stupid things and how long is it a splendid thing? I realize various things again among oneself by making a work and confirm it by announcing it. Oneself feels like being here like oneself again by confirming it.

Special Technical Award
Poland
Nowak, Dorota

Special Technical Award

A state of suspension between present and future can be a source of hope or fear – extreme emotions we all experience – it is one of the axioms of our existence. In my latest works I have portrayed female figures frozen in the present moment, suspended in the space “in between”. It is a space that separates the present from what is anticipated or unknown. An atmosphere of melancholy and concentration makes itself felt. I am also focusing on gesture as a ritual form. Human nature encompasses that which is known and unknown. Both of these make us what we are. Both are essential to us. We need this unknown place we are heading towards.

Special Judges’ Award
Sloviakia
Hnat, Milan

Special Judges’ Award

My work is full of dreams and visionary symbols to production featuring figurative motives with fictitious narration background. I modify elements of the current cyber culture in a bizarre art piece, surrealistically influencing and expressing ironic skepticism.

Merit Prize
Belgium
Besard, Hugo Urbain

Merit Prize

It is not nature itself, but the mysterious force behind it, Eros, the love for life, that drives me to trace and to explore the complex world between the silence before birth and the silence after death. My art embraces the earth and the whole living world. My ecological message is: spare the earth, respect the environment and his inhabitants as sacred and irreplaceable.

Merit Prize
Argentina
Esteban, Liliana

Merit Prize

The distant landscape exists only because it is a silence that lies at the mystery, when silence that attends. As early as the end of the long, futile days darken. There is nostalgia in the legs and arms, nostalgia in the brain that longs, cities visited or dreamed. The travel cards, as I write and send one, I myself built the answer long before receiving.

Merit Prize
Costa Rica
Valladares Gutierrez, Diego Alonso

Merit Prize

Artist’s Statement: Imaginary architectonic landscapes of overlapped structures and fragments that reflect the construction process of individual and social codes as a chaotic conglomerate and a harmonious disorder. Cities are a text about ourselves. We construct urban spaces but these constructs us as well. I'm interested upon the dialectic relationships between space configurations and human behavior. The struggle for survival and power is embedded significantly in urban spaces. Resulting into every time more intricate, aggressive and hysterical environments; where everything happens but nothing occurs. By overlapping fragments from sometimes decayed structures, which contain an accidental and spontaneous aesthetic, I create a complex conglomerate of layers that transfigures into abstract fractal led textures. 

Merit Prize
Taiwan
Liang, Wan-Chi

Merit Prize

The core of my creation is “transformation”. I transformed and restructured the forms of animals and plants based on my subjective emotions to present a mystic atmosphere. It is my perception of life and my feelings about nature, heaven and earth. This is a rationalized embodiment of unknown matters. Extremely rich personal feelings are included in the “transformation” process, ranging from visuals to personal imagination. Such transformation is a presentation of feelings and imagination.

Merit Prize
Peru
Torres, Luis Antonio

Merit Prize

"Alos the same instants of the earthquake" it is a nominal and certain work of the city of grappa in Peru, where an earthquake of 7,9 degrees in 2007 cego1500 lives and talves is the way of communicating the dread before the catastrophes that they approach of a world that little by little empiesa of communicating (reporting) and becoming aware dreads and certesas on this process of change.

Honorable Mention
Poland
Bialas, Marcin

Honorable Mention

Bialas, Marcin
Republic of Poland 

Blok 2 Intaglio

100 x 70 cm 2008

Honorable Mention
Poland
Dabrowski, Mateusz

Honorable Mention

The “Views” are 2 meter long graphics depicts several moving spheres which interfering each other on a few plans. The aim of work was to search for another ways of expression in visual arts and discover for myself new areas of perception and to provoke arising artistic awareness. I think that the plastic problem that the artist faces as an area of searching and observation has definitely stronger impact in the perception of an object of art than any other reason for creation

Honorable Mention
Poland
Haladaj,Wieslaw Slawomir

Honorable Mention

My works are classical linocuts made of one plate, generally I am fascinated by uniqueness of human existence and human consciousness and by the human place in the infinite universe in frames of time.

Honorable Mention
Poland
Handerek, Grzegorz

Honorable Mention

Republic of Poland
Handerek, Grzegorz 

 I Museum I

Intaglio 128 x 77 cm 2010

Honorable Mention
Taiwan
Lo, Pin-Ho

Honorable Mention

Blind eyesight is just what it appears to outsiders, but a blind heart is real blindness. I use Braille to present my observation of various aspects in our society, such as wealth, love, power, belief, greed, obsession, etc. The simple colors and minimal pictures in my work welcome curious viewers to read the text or reflect on these ideas. The contents are reflections on the damages and consequences of the nuclear waste storage site in Orchid Island. The work is deconstructive and abstract. It can be described as a new, modern and abstraction style of expression that presents the “substance inside” in a combined “reading / writing” way.

Honorable Mention
Taiwan
Li, Ping-Yi

Honorable Mention

Inspired by the idea of being attached to the space of my "House," I combined my furniture, bonsai, pets and plants to create an interesting smallscaled ecosystem. An ecological lifestyle of a new era is created by the balance of artifacts and natural objects. 

Honorable Mention
Thailand
Kondee Tasana

Honorable Mention

I relay students' concept and imagination for school’s rules which effect students’ behavior. I also realize that society does not permit children to be free enough with development reason.