Storm - BEST IN SHOW, June 2020Save Favorites
Feeling blue... and wild at the same time...
Name of Artist: Monika Harmund Csanyi
Width (inches): 24
Height (inches): 18
Country: United States
Award: BEST IN SHOW - Cash award and free promoted entry
Judge and Category: Rick J. Delanty, Abstract Professional
Judge's Comment: "One of my priorities in my own work as a representational painter is to always consider the role that abstraction plays in the creation of any work of art, and the honesty that can be directly communicated from the artist to the viewer in 'first strokes,' or marks, gestures, and movements created instinctually—and not 'tweaked' or overdone thereafter. It’s that quality of freshness and even the illusion of form and space that is conveyed in this work. The gradation across the work from right (light) to left (shadow) even appears to evoke a collection of stalactites dripping down from a cave ceiling. Abstraction allows the viewer to participate in the artwork by stimulating his own imagination, and allowing him to experience the work alongside the artist."