WORLD’S BEST FUTURISTIC PAINTERS: WANG, POWALKA, NAKANO, YU, RIVAS, POWELL, ANDRE & RIBEIRO

Thom Bierdz
Oct 9, 2018 · 4 min read

Artists painting futuristic or futurism from USA, Poland, Japan, China, Spain, Australia, Russia and Portugal win top positions in Category 18 of the 2018 AMERICAN ART AWARDS.

This year the American Art Awards (www.AmericanArtAwards.com), juried by the 25 Best Galleries & Museums In America (listed below), had online art images in 50 categories submitted from artists in 59 countries: Afghanistan, Argentina, Australia, Austria, Brazil, Bulgaria, Canada, China, Croatia, Czech Republic, Denmark, Egypt, El Salvador, England, Finland, France, Georgia, Germany, Ghana, Great Britain, Greece, Haiti, Iceland, India, Iran, Iraq, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Japan, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Latvia, Lithuania, Macedonia, Malaysia, Mexico, Myanmar, Netherlands, New Zealand, Nigeria, Pakistan, Philippines, Poland, Portugal, Qatar, Romania, Russia, Serbia, South Africa, South Korea, Spain, Sweden, Taiwan, UK, Ukraine, USA, Venezuela.

The 1st Place to 6th Place winners in all 50 categories will be revealed in the news about a category a day — stretching into November, making this one of the longest winner announcements of any art competition in the world.

As a digital artist, Alice Wang bridges the nuances of human experience and innovation through her choice of medium. She draws upon her own technologically immersive adolescence in her seemingly futuristic illustrations. By creating detailed and pensive pieces, Wang aims to demonstrate the merits of digital painting in a predominantly analog art world.

In addition to being a featured artist in both regional and national art fairs and exhibitions, Wang was recently named the winner of ACM SIGGRAPH’s SpaceTime International Student Poster Design Contest.

FUTURISM OR FUTURISTIC

1ST PLACE ALICE WANG USA alicezyuwang@gmail.com “The Philosophers” 20.5x15.5” Digital.

2ND PLACE MICHAL POWALKA POLAND www.michalpowalka.com “2550℉" 120x120cm Oil on canvas.

3RD PLACE-TIE ALICE WANG USA alicezyuwang@gmail.com “The Singularity” 21x18” Digital.

3RD PLACE-TIE MARINO NAKANO JAPAN http://marinonakano.com/ “Hope” 15.5x21.4" Pen on paper.

4TH PLACE SHU YU CHINA rambow3d@163.com “Virtual & Reality” 13289x8771px Digital painting.

5TH PLACE-TIE RAMÓN RIVAS SPAIN www.rivismo.com rivismoyahoo.es “Experiential Habitat In The Cosmos” 195x195cm Mixed media on canvas.

5TH PLACE-TIE PETER POWELL AUSTRALIA dadagrafik@hotmail.com “Crash Landing” 420x594px Digital art.

This year’s 25 Best Galleries & Museums asked to vote on art were:

BEST IN ALABAMA — ALABAMA CONTEMPORARY ART CENTER
BEST IN ARKANSAS — FORT SMITH REGIONAL ART MUSEUM
BEST IN CALIFORNIA — REVOLVER GALLERY
BEST IN COLORADO — COLORADO FINE ARTS CENTER AT COLORADO COLLEGE
BEST IN FLORIDA — LIK FINE ART MIAMI + LIK FINE ART KEY WEST
BEST IN ILLINOIS — TRICKSTER ART GALLERY
BEST IN KANSAS — BIRGER SANDZEN MEMORIAL GALLERY
BEST IN KENTUCKY — E&S GALLERY
BEST IN LOUISIANA — NEWCOMB ART MUSEUM
BEST IN MASSACHUSETTS — BOSTON SCULPTORS GALLERY
BEST IN MISSISSIPPI — THE OHR-O’KEEFE MUSEUM OF ART
BEST IN MISSOURI — UNIVERSITY OF MISSOURI MUSEUM OF ART AND ARCHEOLOGY
BEST IN NEBRASKA — KIECHEL FINE ART
BEST IN NEVADA — THE METROPOLITAN GALLERY OF LAS VEGAS ART MUSEUM
BEST IN OHIO — LEE HAYDEN GALLERY
BEST IN OKLAHOMA — JOSEPH GIEREK FINE ART
BEST IN OREGON — JORDAN SCHNITZER MUSEUM of ART
BEST IN PENNSYLVANIA — JAMES A. MICHENER ART MUSEUM
BEST IN SOUTH CAROLINA — MARY MARTIN GALLERY OF FINE ART
BEST IN SOUTH DAKOTA — SOUTH DAKOTA ART MUSEUM
BEST IN TEXAS — ART ON 5TH
BEST IN UTAH — THE LEONARDO
BEST IN WASHINGTON — MARYHILL MUSEUM OF ART
BEST IN WEST VIRGINIA — WEST VIRGINIA STATE MUSEUM
BEST IN WISCONSIN — MUSEUM OF WISCONSIN ART

Enter art at www.AmericanArtAwards.com

Thom Bierdz

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One of Medium’s TOP ART CONTRIBUTORs, award-winning author, actor, film-maker, painter. 10 new books (6 volumes of art). President of www.americanartawards.com

Thom Bierdz

Written by

One of Medium’s TOP ART CONTRIBUTORs, award-winning author, actor, film-maker, painter. 10 new books (6 volumes of art). President of www.americanartawards.com

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