Petite Doll is the 1st prize INPRNT Photography Award 2023 winner, she s an Italian photo artist based in London, practicing across the worlds of art, advertising and social media. Her surrealist language is free from reason, and it takes the photographic medium out of its conventional objective role. Through the art of self-portrait, the artist explores her identity and the depths of her imagination, creating a perfect balance between the beautiful and the disturbing.
Michaela Ďurišová is the 3rd prize winner INPRNT Photography Award 2023 winner, is a fine art photographer, and a designer of floral accessories and decorations. In her spare time, she enjoys watercolour painting and singing, but her heart is drawn more and more to fine art photography. She is enchanted by art itself.
Ingrid Baars is the 2nd Prize Winner of the iCanvas Digital Art Award 2023, graduated from the Willem de Kooning Academy of Art in Rot-terdam and worked as an independent illustrator and photographer, showing her work in Galleries from the year 2000 onwards. In 2010 she halted all commercial activities and devoted herself to her artis-tic development. She was nominated multiple times and published in international design and art magazines since 2005.
Forest Rogers is the 1st prize winner Yasha Young Projects Sculpture Award 2023, she has painted nine-foot angels in a cathedral dome, and sculpted creatures that may dwell in your childhood toy box. She has collaborated with paleontologists on dinosaur prototypes, and with aquariums on sea life and poison dart frogs. In recent years she has focused entirely on her own art, exploring mythology, fairy and folktale, and the surreal.
Entei Ryu is the 3rd Prize Winner of the Yasha Young Projects Sculpture Award 2023, she is a concept artist based in Tokyo. Her artistic creations are full of fantasy and surreal elements, particularly in her sculptures, which are based on classical realism and skillfully blend Eastern and Western cultures, modern digital media, and traditional Japanese art techniques. Her works cover many different fields, including film, games, illustration, and fashion.
Karin Hauck is the 2nd Prize Winner of the Beautiful Bizarre Magazine Founders' Emerging Artist Award 2023, the focus of her interest was always the human being and his consciousness, in thinking, feeling, acting and being. The desire arose to express their knowledge and experiences through paintings. She started to realize this with realistic oil painting in 2015.
Iness Rychlik is the 2nd prize INPRNT Photography Award 2023 winner, she is a Polish-born artist, based in the UK. Despite her severe myopia, Iness has been dedicated to visual storytelling since her early teens. Iness Rychlik is recognized for her dark surreal self-portraits; exploring themes of pain, solitude and vulnerability. Since she suffers from a chronic skin condition, Iness uses her own body as a canvas for artistic expression. She draws on her deeply personal experiences, often reflecting on growing up in a conservative and patriarchal society.
Garis Edelweiss is the 1st Prize Winner of the iCanvas Digital Art Award 2023, he is a self-taught artist who uses drawing techniques. He started the exhibition in 2012 as well as being the first year of his career as an illustrator and drawing artist. Apply drawing on paper, canvas, and wood. Most of his work is surrealist style black and white, not infrequently he also uses color in his work.
Loles Romero is the 3rd Prize Winner of the iCanvas Digital Art Award 2023, she is an illustrator and concept artist from the island of Ibiza. She usually works with digital media combining pictorial techniques with textures to create an organic aspect similar to traditional media. After graduating from ‘Escola d’Art d’Eivissa’ in 2004, she continued her education with various courses in illustration and concept art.
Kristine and Colin Poole are the 2nd Prize Winners of the Yasha Young Projects Sculpture Award 2023, the couple are classically inspired contemporary realist sculptures have been widely recognized and collected. Their collaborations bridge many genres, featuring prominently in international publications including Beautiful Bizarre Magazine, The Wall Street Journal, 500 Figures in Clay, Ceramics Monthly, Ceramics Ireland, Masters of Contemporary Fine Art and The ARC International Salon.
Sarah Lee is the 1st Prize Winner of the Beautiful Bizarre Magazine Founders' Emerging Artist Award 2023, she creates sculptures of animals that reveal fragility, vulnerability, insecurity, human emotions, awkwardness, odd self-inflicting behaviors, adaptation and survival. Eggshells are fragile empty houses that are abandoned after birth; they become lifeless and no longer serve a purpose.
Hannah Tjia is the 3rd Prize Winner of the Beautiful Bizarre Magazine Founders' Emerging Artist Award 2023; she is a painter and draftswoman who combines figurative studio painting with illustration and decorative design inspired by her love of folklore and fairytales. Her work explores otherworldly creatures and motifs representative of her imagination and perception of reality.