IRREVERSIBLE is delighted to announce the 2014 FEATURED MAGAZINE COMPETITION WINNERS CONGRATULATIONS!
As the state’s only large format magazine competition, for our 3rd consecutive year IRREVERSIBLE has introduced the work of thousands – local, estate, national and international artists – working in all media: emerging, mid-career, and established artists. Our annual Featured Artists Competition reinforces Irreversible commitment to artists, provides professional exhibition opportunities for emerging artists, and reveals a provocative and aggressive glimpse – through artists’ eyes – of the state-of-the-art today through paintings, sculpture, photographs, video and installations. The results of the Featured Artists contest were based on the judge’s extensive experience and knowledge of works that engage audiences with contemporary visual art, creative thinking, and most importantly; an educational component inspiring future generations. The presentation and technical merits of each entry were extremely important, as well as the quality of the work and the information provided in the application.
There is no doubt an artist grows by leaps and bounds when he or she puts artwork in the public eye for feedback, and that is what this art competitions is all about. History, patronage, commissions, and incredible opportunities have all been prizes afforded to winners of major art competitions. Big part of my dream is that IRREVERSIBLE PROJECTS, EXHIBITIONS AND THE MAGAZINE further the reach and spectrum of opportunities available for an artist of any experience level and medium.
Please note you are invited to the physical exhibition that will take place at the Museum of Contemporary Art, North Miami MOCA Nov 12, 2014
Thank you very much for entering our competition, CONGRATULATIONS!
Founder Publisher/ Chief Editor at large
IRREVERSIBLE MAGAZINE FEATURED WINNERS EXHIBITION
Introduction by The Museum of Contemporary Art North Miami Director, Babacar M’Bow
The Museum of Contemporary Art North Miami
770 NE 125th St, Miami, FL 33161
November 12, 2014
4- 9 PM
As a child growing up I had no interest in reading fantasy or science fiction books-a great contrast to the rest of my family. I devoured all the biographical books and articles I could find. I especially liked reading about inventors, explorers and scientists. My fascination was more than about their accomplishments; it was an appreciation for their determination. These people placed all they had in what they believed, they were willing to take chances, and were willing to risk their lives. They gave me a glimpse into the possibilities in the world. Anything could be accomplished if you had the determination, drive and belief in yourself. My entire family is rooted in the hard sciences physics, chemistry and mathematics. The explanation of the world, what exists and how it works drives them to explore and learn. They are happy in this never-ending journey, always traveling down new paths looking for answers. I am not interested in explaining the world, but to put it into a different context. I examine parts of society and nature to bring awareness to these elements and alter the viewer’s perceptions. My goal is to make them look at things a bit different and consider the world they live in more closely.
As an artist I do not have the answers, I feel my role is more like an activist. I do not create work with a political agenda nor have a politically motivated view. My role is to bring awareness to the society in which we live and to the subjects, objects and ideas that permeate our culture in a subordinate or subversive manner.
My current work explores botanical forms, the lack of interaction between man and nature, our disconnection from this environment and the ‘artificalization’ of nature, natural spaces and all things living. These sculptures talk about organization and the chaotic nature within natural and man-made forms. I look at how items are composed and they’re many parts, then abstract their elements-keeping true to there inherit qualities. Some sculptures are more organic in form as if growing or flowing from group to group, mimicking ivy or spring flowers sprouting here and there. All a combination of a systematic organization of natural forms possessing a chaotic multi-layered visual effect creating a metaphor of our world, dominated by its rapid pace and over-stimulation.