Sat. Aug 8th, 2020

WORLD’S BEST FANTASY LANDSCAPES: LIN, POSTMA, STEELE, MAMIC, SUN, PIENAAR, PESIC GROZDANOV, LIPEIKAITE, BROSNAC

The most prestigious online art competition, AMERICAN ART AWARDS, decided by the 25 Best Galleries & Museums in America, had accomplished painters, photographers, digital artists and sculptors enter online images this year from 63 countries:AAA19z_Page_150
Afghanistan, Algeria, Argentina, Australia, Belarus, Botswana, Bulgaria, Canada, Chile, China, Croatia, Denmark, El Salvador, England, Estonia, Finland, France, Georgia, Germany, Greece, Haiti, Hong Kong, Iceland, India, Indonesia, Iraq, Iran, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Japan, Kazakhstan, Latvia, Lithuania, Macedonia, Malaysia, Mexico, Myanmar, Netherlands, New Zealand, Nigeria, Norway, Pakistan, Philippines, Poland, Portugal, Puerto Rico, Republic Of Korea, Romania, Russia, South Korea, Serbia, Spain, South Africa, South Korea, Sweden, Taiwan, Uganda, UK, Ukraine, USA, Venezuela, Zimbabwe. AAA19z_Page_149
Highlight Hollywood is pleased to bring you the world’s best contemporary artists of 2019, one category at a time. We also tribute the 1st Place winners with a photo and bio.
There were innumerable beautifully executed works entered this year – and America’s top 25 galleries and museums had a hard time selecting winners. Many wonderful pieces did not get enough votes to take 1st to 6th Place, but all the featured works shown in this article received high praise and high marks to triumph. Congratulations to all these artists for scoring above the stiff competition.AAA19z_Page_150b AAA19z_Page_151 AAA19z_Page_0152B AAA19z_Page_152 AAA19z_Page_153 AAA19z_Page_154 AAA19z_Page_155 AAA19z_Page_156 AAA19z_Page_157
This is the 11th anniversary for the international awards organization which decides the 25 Best Galleries and Museums in America, who decide the World’s Best Contemporary Artists. Gallery decisions are based upon years established, industry reputation, online buzz, location, size, socially relevant exhibits, motivational and educational programs, represented artists as well as artist, client and visitor references.
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BIO OF 1ST PLACE WINNER: Time Lin was born in 1960, showed artistic talent in childhood, usually winning first prize in every school year’s art contest. One of his earliest works was selected in the Taiwan Fine Art Exhibition. Artist maestro Mr. Ru Song, Xiao praised him Lin as “a genius seen every forty years.”AAA19z_Page_0155b2

Time Lin was admitted in the entrance examination of National Taiwan Academy of Art but because Taiwan society still deemed a painter’s career as unpromising, Lin enlisted himself in military service. After he left the army, he enjoyed a successful career in the advertising industry, promoted from designer to art director to producer to creative director. At 50, he picked up his paintbrush again and became a self-taught artist.AAA19z_Page_158

Since 2013, Time Lin’s oil paintings were selected for the Art Mirai International Art Exhibition at National Art Center in Tokyo, the annual exhibition of Royal West of England Academy, and the Salon d’Automne in Paris. His ceramic works were selected for the Zijin Art Ceramic Award in China and he became a formal member of the Societe du Salon d’Automne. Lin also received recognition by National Taiwan Museum of Fine Arts. In addition, his “Wu Shan Yun Yu” installation works were showcased at the Florence Biennale 2017 and awarded fifth place for videos and won the Lorenzo Ⅱ Magnifico Art Prize. Lin’s creative dance project was selected for Songshan Cultural and Creative Park New Points on Stage. In 2018, his works were selected for the Société des Artistes Indépendants and Société des Artistes Français and exhibited at Le Grand Palais in Paris. In 2019, he was selected by Contemporary Art Curator Magazine as “100 Artists Of The Future.” (He named himself “Time Lin” because he thought “time is art.” Time is his muse, with emphasis on “new, beautiful and appreciative.” Using different materials, he challenges himself.)AAA19z_Page_160 AAA19z_Page_159

President of the AMERICAN ART AWARDS is fine artist and 10X author Thom Bierdz, known globally since 1986 for playing Phillip Chancellor III on The Young and the Restless. Bierdz is set to co-host an upcoming 50 videos revealing the hundreds of stunning winning artworks of the 2019 AMERICAN ART AWARDS.AAA19z_Page_161
THIS LINK HAS SUBMISSION INFORMATION AND WILL HAVE OVER 100 ARTICLES AND 50 VIDEOS ON ALL 50 CATEGORIES OF 2019 AMERICAN ART AWARDS WINNING ARTISTS: https://www.americanartawards.com/press-on-2019-artists/
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Written By: Tommy Lightfoot Garrett
Photographs are Courtesy: AAA
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