Just like last year, we’ve received many DM’s and emails from our community asking for an extension to the Beautiful Bizarre Art Prize entries deadline, for lots of reasons but mostly due to the mental exhaustion cause by the ongoing COVID pandemic. You asked, and we listened! Entries for the 2021 Beautiful Bizarre Art Prize now close this Saturday 31 July 2021 at midnight [Los Angeles, USA time / 5pm 1 August [Sydney, Australia time].
Just complete the relevant entry form in one of the four Award categories: Traditional Art, Digital Art, Photography or Sculpture.
Giving the practices of representational artists validation and visibility, particularly in the commercial gallery and museum sector where it is still hard to get representation, is what the Beautiful Bizarre Art Prize aims to achieve.
This is the perfect opportunity to get your work in front of myself, Editor-in-Chief of Beautiful Bizarre Magazine – I curate each issue of the magazine, and the Directors of Haven Gallery in New York. PLUS see your work published in Beautiful Bizarre Magazine, share in over US$45,000 in cash and amazing prizes, advertising packages, and of course receive global exposure for your practice.
Please note this will be the final and only deadline extension, so quick get your entries in. We can’t wait to see your work!
Danijela Krha Purssey is an entrepreneur, and the Editor-in-Chief and Co-Founder of Australian based international contemporary art magazine, Beautiful Bizarre Magazine. She is deeply passionate and committed to her vision to help shift the paradigm in the global contemporary arts industry regarding what is defined and accepted as contemporary art.
“When I was a child, I always thought that someday someone, like the knight in
the fairy tale, would shield me from wind and rain, protect me from the abusers,
heal my pain and give me happiness. However, after I grew up, such a person
never appeared. Eventually, I became my own knight.”
In the last chapter of ‘A song to myself’, @ddanne1984 tells the story of ‘Amor’ and how the artist forged her protection, transforming soft wool into hard metal. DD-Anne finished this doll within two months after assembling 207 pieces of patterns and 394 pearls.
‘A Shiny Object’ attracts our attention, but we shouldn’t lose the sense of our surroundings and possible predators… it might have severe consequences! @nicholasmoegly with a metaphorical reality check wrapped in one of his stunning night walk-sceneries. Watch your back, people!
I ‘Melt’ for @jisuartist’s work! Colours and shapes popping, wild compositions, and trippy eyes… sounds and looks very much like Jisu. The digital artist is known for her female figures that reside in a psychedelic (and yet kind of dark) universe: If you ask me, it is these eyes that genuinely touch my soul.
“Somewhere in between…
she went for a wander,
to draw a breath
alone in the woods
they are coming, versions of women
I am many. We are many.”
@wypychanna contextualises the versatile, complex and multifaceted nature of femininity with this oil painting. As a woman, there is not a single version of us, and we are not alone - we fit so many roles, reason between the mind and the heart and everything in between. The artist concludes: “That obvious truth, there are many of you.”
“I reside in two places. One is the good old real world; the second is a virtual space that looks forward. The future depends on technology and aims at functionality. The past relies upon beliefs and deals with unfathomable deities. I explore the collision between these extremes.”
Digital artist @obscurumfabulous aka Seryozha Parshakov, explores spaces in between: For this piece, he focused on the intersection of nature and technology in the future, where “technology became nature itself”.
‘Someplace New’ - a place where we can accept and face our demons and enjoy the peace with our sisters!
@pollynor is known for her satirical and often dark drawings that depict themes of identity, relationships, mental health, and an individual’s existence in society (and the pressure that comes with it).
“My teachers in the visual arts were the photographers and lighting technicians of the old Hollywood studio system. I learned how to draw and paint from vintage movie stills. I learned how to make an image tell stories from watching those old movie stills come to life on late-night TV in the days before infomercials and reality shows.”
@officialtroybrooks with ‘Adonata’, a glamorous and seductive beauty in coloured pencil on paper. Look closely into these stunning eyes and dive into this depth; we guarantee you a moment away from reality!