We are happy to announce the winner of our Back to Nature Showdown:
Dominique Vangilbergen‘s “The Glass House #8″ has earned judge Ged Quinn‘s highest rank and will be shown at the Saatchi Gallery in London along with runner-up “A Railway Impression II” by Marta Zamarska.
Internationally-renowned artist Ged Quinn selected these two works from the pool of 30 talented finalists, with the following comments:
I was struck by the delicacy of the technique employed to make this work which seamlessly incorporated its own flaws. I liked the evocation of scale between the structure and the dwarfed figure, turning a C19th glasshouse into a futuristic pleasure dome.”
In regards to Marta Zamarska’s painting ” A Railway Impression II”, “This work made me imagine feelings of arrival in a strange land. Or possibly departure or abandonment. Its bleak empty spaces and loose, abbreviated brushwork sketch out a moment that reminds me of Monet meets Edward Hopper.
- Ged Quinn
Final Round Judge
Browse Ged Quinn’s Top 10 picks:
4th: “Under the Shadow of Mortality. A Pencil Painting” ($8,000) by Art Venti, United States
Many thanks to all those who submitted entries. We were thrilled with the high quality of the more than 2,800 submissions. We also thank those who participated in the community vote during the First Round. Please continue to support your fellow artists; we are so happy to have each one of you as a member of the Saatchi Online community!
Stay tuned for our next Showdown!