Grand Prize Winner of the 2023 Beautiful Bizarre Art Prize Announced + People’s Choice Winner & Honourable Mentions!
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Now it’s time for the biggest reveal yet! Below we unveil the Grand Prize Winner of the 2023 Beautiful Bizarre Art Prize, the six Honourable Mentions selected by each of this year’s wonderful Gold sponsors, Directors of Haven Gallery in New York, and our Editor-in-Chief Danijela Krha Purssey. Along with the People’s Choice Award Winner, which saw our amazing community contribute over 14,136 votes from 103 different countries!
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The 1st, 2nd and 3rd Prize Winners of the RAYMAR Traditional Art, INPRNT Photography, Yasha Young Projects Sculpture and iCanvas Digital Art Awards, the 1st Prize Winner of the Emerging Artist Award, and the Grand Prize Winner of the 2023 Beautiful Bizarre Art Prize have been invited to participate in this year’s Beautiful Bizarre Magazine exhibition ‘Serendipity‘, at Haven Gallery in New York later this year. We look forward to presenting their work as part of this prestigious annual exhibition! These works will be shared in the coming weeks leading up to the opening.
Grand Prize Winner of the 2023 Beautiful Bizarre Art Prize
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Winners & Honourable Mentions
So without further ado, it is with great pleasure and much pride that we share with you the Grand Prize Winner of the 2023 Beautiful Bizarre Art Prize, Honourable Mentions, and the Winner of the People’s Choice Award.
Grand Prize Winner 2023 Beautiful Bizarre Art Prize
Lo Chan Peng
Born and Currently residing: Taiwan
“Eternity Dawn”, Oil on the canvas, 107.5cm x 170 cm
Born in 1983 in Taiwan, Lo Chan-Peng is a constant prize winner in Taiwan since his young age. Lo has awarded: ARC Purchase Award | Art Renewal Center (ARC), USA, Honorable Mention / Portraiture | Art Renewal Center (ARC), USA, ARC People’s Choice Award | Art Renewal Center (ARC), (2020). The Chi-mei Cultivation Award (2007). The Kaohsiung Award (2008). Lo has been working as an artist in resident in worldwide institutions such as ARC Salon, Sotheby’s 2021), European museum of modern art Barcelona, 2021) and in Berlin (2011). He also attended International Art Fairs hold in London, Tokyo, Osaka, Busan, Soul, Masco, Singapore, Taipei, etc. Lo’s works have been collected by galleries, museums, and collectors around the world, such as ESMoA, National Taiwan Museum of Fine Arts, Chi-met Museum, and Union Culture Foundation. Most of Lo Chan-Peng’s works are focusing on portraitures by using oil color or ink. In his creation, Lo likes to discuss issues such as time, history, and life and death. With his vivid and exquisite portraits, Lo adds elements to “spoil” the pictures, thereby bringing a strong and unique visual experience to the viewers, also transferring the abstract concept into something that can be seen.
“Eternity Dawn”: From the canvas of daily life, Lo Chan-Peng sense a sanctity, as if any who bathe in it may be redeemed, and an endless love exists between him and his creation. At this moment, life and death, chaos and order, piety and depravity, freedom and constraint, the originally confusing chasm between this shore and the other, all meld into one; and Lo’s art lies between this and that. It is a mysterious journey before reaching the other shore.