Agora is fortunate to represent so many talented artists exhibiting around the world. It’s no wonder that such inspiring works are getting attention from some of the most prestigious global art markets. Here are some of the most recent awards and recognitions from our beloved artists – from the ATIM Top 60 Masters in France to London, Rome, and beyond.
Daniela Friederike Lüers recently accepted an award from the Ceremony of the International Prize 2016 in Rome and was published in the ART International Contemporary Magazine (May/June 2016). The European artist was well-received for her bold brush strokes and pop-art-like photorealism. Her impressionistic style, some of which feature florals, compliment the romantic sensibility of the Italian market.
Mache Del Campo was chosen as the overall winner at the London Photo Festival for emerging photographers. Her photograph, “Stars Walking,” captures fantasy in a mysterious way that inspired the public’s vote. Her photographs use figures in an ambiguous manner and in seemingly unreal scenes, allowing the viewer to devise their own fantasy. Having shown all over the world, most recently in Argentina, Uruguay, at the Argentine Embassy in Washington, D.C. and at SCOPE Art Fair in Miami, this award adds to a long list for Del Campo. You can see Mache Del Campo’s work this summer at Agora Gallery’s Mélange of Milieu exhibition from June 14th – July 5th, 2016.
Both artists Su-Jeong NAM and Artura Photo Art (real name: Tony Svensson) were chosen for awards in the ARTtour International Magazine Top 60 Masters of Contemporary Art 2016, which reflects some of the most extraordinary artists in the world. Svensson’s work has been recognized for his ability to bring attention to the beauties of the natural elements that are so often ignored, while NAM was acclaimed for her incredible attention to the intricate lines and details that make up each organism that we see. The selection is curated by the critically acclaimed Viviana Puello, who also serves as the Editor-in-Chief of ATIM. Not only does this mean Nam and Svensson are stellar Agora artists, but the magazine reaches an impressive 1.3 million readers, which speaks to their artistic aptitude.
Isabel Conde Marín will be honored by the Instituto Social de las Fuerzas Armadas for her ethereal observations of nature and human beings. Her series “Alma” was selected for its wistful use of mixed media; some of which were featured in Agora’s exhibition Forms and Formalities this past April. Marín will receive a diploma from the ISFAS and the Ministry of Defense on June 2nd in Madrid.
David Stanley Hewett is already well established in Asia, but recently added to his exhibition repertoire with the addition of Kaigado Gallery in the Imperial Hotel of Tokyo. In 1993, he was commissioned to paint 108 paintings for each of the hotel rooms. Now, he has solidified his reign as one of the most celebrated foreign artists in Japan. Among the works are visualizations inspired by the Japanese Shinto religion and Samurai code of Bushido. Art-lovers can see Hewett’s works this fall in the Interpretive Realms exhibition from September 20th – October 11th, 2016.
Finally, we are very excited to share that artist L.W. Shortridge received an award for exhibiting his work in Agora Gallery’s Solitary Spaces exhibition this past April. He received a certificate of special congressional recognition from the West Valley Arts Council for his surrealistic paintings. Shortridge’s work is meant to serve as a meditation with allusions to dance, music, and exhibition.