I am very honored and pleased to find out and be informed by Michael Weinzettl, the 200 Best Jury Chair, Lürzer’s Archive Editor in Chief and Claudia Coffman, Chief Executive Marketing Manager at Lürzer’s Archive that 2 of my illustrations have been selected by their jury members for print and online publication for Lürzer’s Archive 200 Best Digital Artists Worldwide Special Edition 2023-2024.
Category: Fantasy Worlds
Title: beloved, tortured, eaten (version 2)
A version 2 illustration created for the invitational “beloved, tortured, eaten” poster art exhibition held at Museum Bünde in Germany during July 2022 to present time.
Museum Bünde presented an exhibition titled, “Our Planet – Our Rules”. This exhibition focuses on the ruthlessness with which we humans regard nature as a storehouse of material whose sole purposes is to be of use to us.
Accompanying this exhibition titled, “beloved, tortured, eaten” will look at this topic from an artistic perspective. Artists who were interested in seeing 1 or 2 of their works presented in a natural science museum had their say.
The works shown explored the ambivalence that humans show in their dealings with nature. Motives of our actions were to be explored and questioned.
Why is our pet allowed to sleep in bed with us but we make sausage for breakfast out of farm animals which are just as sentient and intelligent as our four-legged darlings? Why do we buy sustainable paper straws but can’t part with our SUV with combustion engine?
The artists were given a great deal of freedom – the works may and should have a personal reference and reflect their own opinions and values. The works could also deal critically with one’s own behavior. All kinds of representational forms were welcome.
All participating artists were honored with a certificate.
Title: Inseparable Separate Ways (version 1)
A type-less poster illustration was created for the invitational “Radicalization Leading to Terrorism” International Poster Exhibition 2022 to be held at the College of Fine Arts University of Baghdad (Republic of Iraq).