Sat. Aug 8th, 2020

WORLD’S BEST SURREALISTS: ZHAO, DONSKOI, ZHUANG, YU, VODESIL-BARUFFI, YANQI, DUKE WATERS, LAGRUTA, MINKEVICIUS, MOORE

Highlight Hollywood is pleased to bring you the world’s best contemporary artists of 2019, one AMERICAN ART AWARDS category at a time. We also tribute the 1st Place winners with a photo and bio.


This prestigious online art competition is decided by the 25 Best Galleries & Museums in America, who had accomplished painters, photographers, digital artists and sculptors enter online images this year from 63 countries:


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. 

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.

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.


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.


BIO OF 1ST PLACE WINNER XIAOWEI ZHAO: Born in 1979, lives and works in Beijing, China. “My art work concerns the physical and mental status of lives. Relying on realism, and incorporated with contemporaneity, modern life circumstances were reflected, with a focus on relationship between human and human, human and nature, inheritances and conflicts of contemporary and tradition, and interpretation of beauty associated with present-day society. Purist painting expressions were aspired. “Chinese classical and ethnic culture is explored in my work. Elements of Chinese traditional ethnic were placed in a modern environment. Culture and art from other ethnics were also borrowed to obtain a better interpretation of inheritances and conflicts. Young lady figures within a contemporary natural and humanistic environment, serve as a metaphor of current era and present surroundings, reflecting metropolitan cultural environments and convey visual artistic conceptions.”

BIO OF 1ST PLACE WINNER XIAOWEI ZHAO:

Major Exhibitions: Dec. 2014, Realism≠Realism — Chinese Contemporary Painter invitation Exhibition, HonYo Art Center, Beijing, China.l Dec. 2014, Confrontation — Chinese Contemporary Young Artist, Beijing, China.l Apr. 2017, Contemporary Xiamen — Modern Art Exhibition, Oriental Art Museum, Xiamen, China.l May 2017, Isomerism — The Second Peace Art Exhibition, The Dragon Art Center, Beijing, China.l Jul. 2017, Blending — The Third Peace Art Exhibition. Shang 8 Art Gallery. Beijing China.l Sep. 2017,The Second Distinguished Bearing Invited Exhibition — Nature Investigation, PHOENIX–HANZHANG Art Space, Beijing China.l Oct. 2017, Brooming Spaces — Chinese Contemporary Artists Invitation Exhibition, Gallery ISHIKAWA, 104–0093 Ginza, Central Tokyo, Japan.l Oct. 2017, Exposition Luming Culture (CHINE). 20 RUE DANIELLE CASANOVA 75002 PARIS GALERIE ICONOCLASTES. Paris, France.l Nov. 2018, MEI EXHIBITION in Himalayan Museum of Art. Shanghai, Chinal Sep. 2019, Allied Artists of America 106th Annual Exhibition. New York, United States.

 XIAOWEI ZHAO: websitewww.zhaoxiaowei.art

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

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