I base my work on the careful observation of human nature in my daily encounters. I explore momentary recordings of realities and express them as an...
Name of Entrant：Tina WOHLFARTH
Title of Work：Ophelia IV/2
I base my work on the careful observation of human nature in my daily encounters. I explore momentary recordings of realities and express them as an aesthetic idea.
In interpreting visual experiences, heads and bodies either appear as anonymous portraits or as individual visà-vis. I place these concrete or fictitious portrayals within isolated pictorial grounds. Devoid of any concrete definition of context, they have to stand their ground and declare themselves. There is no background story that could work as any sort of narration.
By focusing on a seemingly singular statement which at the same time is highly complex, the pictures are decelerated. This allows me to explore human nature in all its manifestations between birth and death.
In terms of composition, this work applies the aesthetic theory of repetition, duplicating unit shapes to form continuous twos or fours that result...
Name of Entrant：LO Pin-Ho
Title of Work：Nightmare of Tao Tribe - 9
In terms of composition, this work applies the aesthetic theory of repetition, duplicating unit shapes to form continuous twos or fours that result in Kaleidoskop effects. The inclusion of red braille signals warning (the red braille reads “Nightmare of Tao Tribe”) to encourage viewers to contemplate Lanyu’s issue of storing nuclear waste and the blind policies that affect the land, while the image of the love and sacrifice of Jesus soothes injured souls of the Tao Tribe. As for techniques, the work is created using 12 images that are repeated to form a larger work, extending and breaking through the limitations of wood-engraved relief print.
As a printmaker, I am currently working on a series entitled “Conscience” as my goal is to inspire the human beings by revealing to them...
Name of Entrant：Roosevelt Benjamin D’ROZARIO
Title of Work：Conscience 60 (Woman Hatchet Job)
As a printmaker, I am currently working on a series entitled “Conscience” as my goal is to inspire the human beings by revealing to them the feeling or sense that is naturally present in their selves. I continue exploring my mental constrictions, which allows my approach to expand on the theme of Conscience-the mechanism that we use to determine right and wrong.
My basic concept is to choose a technique of print, which is surface printing by using wood intaglio and relief plates, which allows me to comment on the notions of presence self in an out of the body state. I make use of space as the background of my imagery in order to delimit the possibility of composition - occupying, filling space, struggling and enduring woman worker with meaning. I have been experimenting with lying in brighter strong, colors at the under printing stage, then modulation the colors with soft into transparent over print in order to create more luminous effect.
Our conscience emerges from the feeling feature between movement and construction. In my work I tried expose that there flow feelings from both sides good life and emotion that’s about human condition. I tried to attraction of love growth from conscience.
From the series “Secret Labors” (Stage III) “Everything must be arranged to a hair in a fulminating order.” Antonin Artaud, 1947....
Special Jury Prize
Name of Entrant：Orlando MARTINEZ VESGA
Title of Work：From the Series 'Secret Labors' (Stage III)
From the series “Secret Labors” (Stage III)
“Everything must be arranged to a hair in a fulminating order.”
Antonin Artaud, 1947.
In the third stage of the series “Secret Labors”, meetings of characters end in absurd occurrences. Actions lead to capricious relationships. The picture develops as a list of little riddles and we move in the field of possibilities: the right balance between the figures and the gesture of drawing, weight of bodies and lightness of exercise activity, the joke of throwing something and the danger feeling of being hit. Each one arranged to the right place. Do we contemplate a result of an arduous trial to find a privileged moment? Or, rather, Do we attend a sort of permanent exercise already learned that is repeated over and over again? Suddenly we realize that time has stopped and it is evident that the characters that are part of the composition contemplate each other. The picture contains an invitation to look too, to stop and discover what happens: to evoke memories, to think about what we can do or to let ourselves be surprised by what it could become real.
I wanted to dismantle to pieces human nature, find out what drives us to do what we do. What is the source of our feelings, where desires that...
Special Jury Prize
Name of Entrant：Paweł TAJER
Title of Work：Daughter of Jephthah (quote)
I wanted to dismantle to pieces human nature, find out what drives us to do what we do. What is the source of our feelings, where desires that makes us commit certain deeds are born. Why people attitude and instincts lead humans to constant repetition if aftermath remains always the same. Time passes and civilization develops creating whole new circumstances that we live in today but incomprehensibly we choose same paths. In my opinion best way to observe why people act in that manner and how their motives are set is to observe them when they are pushed to the limit by extreme situations-this makes them most vulnerable and because of that truthful. To describe model metaphor describing such situations I used most important source of human stories-the Bible. Scene that I show is inspired by history of Jepthah character from Book of Judges who swears to God that if he will be spared from unavoidable defeat he will sacrifice first one to be welcoming him after his return. The first to meet him after his miraculous victory is his daughter. Despite he probably wishes himself taking back his word even if that would cost him his own life things can not be undone and the oath has to be fulfilled.
The image is laid out by layers of meticulous texture, with soft lines and free-form slabs. The abstract composition and free waving...
Name of Entrant：SHEN Chin-Yuan Rock
Title of Work：Happy Island
The image is laid out by layers of meticulous texture, with soft lines and free-form slabs. The abstract composition and free waving expressions present an image of the subconscious. The choice of emerald green and coral red with amber signifies harvest, warmth, and happiness.
The most substantial moments of my life I can find in my journeys. The changing landscape—land and sky, their colors, texture and light, richness and...
Name of Entrant：Wojciech TYLBOR-KUBRAKIEWICZ
Title of Work：Collection
The most substantial moments of my life I can find in my journeys. The changing landscape—land and sky, their colors, texture and light, richness and simplicity, eternal monuments of nature, as well as manaltared habitat; all had inscribed in me for many years to witness my pictorial adventures. Traveling plays a very important role in my life. It has shaped my sensibility towards the surrounding world.
Regardless of destinations, I’m always delighted in every mundane manifestation of human thought, from everyday items—some very banal, to the architectural details or artifacts from the museum. But there’s also a feeling of alienation, inadequacy to the surrounding and cultural exclusion. This dichotomy limits my ability to experience world around me fully. Only at home, in Warsaw I’m able to analyze. Emerging distance enables possibility of synthesis. Form emerges randomly from fragments of memory. When a logical sequence of images is destroyed, recontextualization starts. One can find here familiar elements, however they seem to be arranged randomly. Urban landscape plays prominent role in this process.
This work is inspired by traditional Chinese calligraphy and uses the decorative Chinese character 金 in nine fold seals to compose...
Name of Entrant：WU Jian
Title of Work：Book or Non-Book: Pyramid
This work is inspired by traditional Chinese calligraphy and uses the decorative Chinese character 金 in nine fold seals to compose a pyramid, which signifies power, wealth, eternity, and rebirth.
The square and pictograms in the background of the work disorient the notion of time and space. All elements are stripped of their original context and reconstruct a new visual spectacle. Do the square and stair image signify the path to the ultimate goal? Or are they a doorway to the eternal home?
Most of my work is landscape, usually combined with architectural and geometric forms. The images reflect the passage of time and a history that...
Name of Entrant：Evan SUMMER
Title of Work：Landscape LVII
Most of my work is landscape, usually combined with architectural and geometric forms. The images reflect the passage of time and a history that is not explained. Associated with this is the memory of places and events, as well as change over time. Not only physical changes to the structures and landscapes but changes in how civilization uses these things, their relevance and eventual abandonment.
There are unanswered questions about how these structures came to exist, their purpose, and later abandonment and changes that continue to affect the land and the structures. I like the challenge of creating something that is simultaneously abandoned, beautiful, mysterious and uncomfortable. It’s an aesthetic much more complex and interesting than a landscape that is just beautiful.
I have been able to make prints thanks to Thailand especially MR. Naphaphong KURAE.I was able to meet many people and learn a lot of things...
Name of Entrant：Akimitsu TAMAWAKE
Title of Work：He Lives
I have been able to make prints thanks to Thailand especially MR. Naphaphong KURAE.
I was able to meet many people and learn a lot of things, Thai people, Brazilian people, Japan Art Official, children with disabilities and my family and so on. It's like writing a diary instead of making prints. The way of life of many people, the respect for nature, the culture of various countries, And they all made me work.
Recently, I have been spending time with children with heavy disabilities. Some children cannot speak out, but they are together for a long time and I begin to see what they think. I realized that people can communicate without speaking.
I want you to feel the feel of living from my picture, Wind, water, forest, sex, family, small joys, animals, landscapes, whispers...just like his life.
It is our nature to beautify ourselves. The Chinese have a saying that “women beautify themselves for those who adore them,” and since ancient times, most...
Name of Entrant：HUANG Yu-Wen
Title of Work：Shoe Extender - Feet Penalty
It is our nature to beautify ourselves. The Chinese have a saying that “women beautify themselves for those who adore them,” and since ancient times, most women have lived in the belief of conforming to certain aesthetic values.
Shoe Extender - Feet Penalty was inspired by this notion. In Ancient China, people believed that smaller feet are more beautiful, which leads to charming bodily movements. However, with today’s heightened awareness of women’s rights, although the practice of foot-binding has been banned, women today still squeeze themselves into shoes that do not fit, causing pain and suffering for the sake of beauty.
It is unclear where industrial development will lead us. As the fading of time leaves cold traces on the copper print, the copper plate material and...
Name of Entrant：LU Sha-Sha
Title of Work：At some point
It is unclear where industrial development will lead us. As the fading of time leaves cold traces on the copper print, the copper plate material and industrial theme determine the overall texture and rational atmosphere of the work. The mechanical hand and physical lizard within the image deliberately form a comparison between the objective and subjective, forming consciousness and thought processes. This work voices objection regarding the isolations between individuals from a cultural perspective and hopes to awaken the warmth between people and within society. Restraint, suppression, and coldness are inevitable phenomena of society, and each living entity is like a bouncing musical note, plunging into the eyes of the viewer in an attempt to revive the softness and tolerance of the heart.
The work explores the rapid urban development as a re-presentation of the changes of time and energy. Scattered cityscapes formed with points...
Name of Entrant：HSU Ming-Feng
Title of Work：City/ Landscape
The work explores the rapid urban development as a re-presentation of the changes of time and energy. Scattered cityscapes formed with points, lines, and surfaces are presented through woodcut and screen print methods, layering and reconstructing the urban scenery.