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Croatian artist wins at International Art Awards New Generations – 2022 in USA

Croatian artist wins at International Art Awards New Generations - 2022 in USA

Alfred Freddy Krupa’s work (Photo: Supplied)

Croatian visual artist Alfred Freddy Krupa haas won first prize at the group exhibition International Art Awards New Generations – 2022 in Miami, Florida.

Krupa won the award at this 3D virtual exhibition in competition with finalists from 20 countries around the world from Germany, Brazil, Colombia, Canada, Venezuela, Great Britain, USA, France, Italy, New Zealand, Jamaica, Poland, Spain, Argentina, Mexico, Switzerland, Cayman Islands, China, Peru and Puerto Rico. 

“Through the collaged news pages of an idyllic peacetime setting, Alfred Freddy Krupa juxtaposed hand-drawn white chalked outlines of fallen figures in “Lost lives” — casualties amidst modern forms of social violence. “Ukrainian days” addresses the present state of warfare in Ukraine and its desolate terrain as a war-torn region. “Kupa’s fog” reveals a subtle use of ink where pooling water and brushwork forms an undefined yet singular landscape of clouded complexity in this painting signed with a Chinese signature seal,” the jury said in a statement

Croatian artist wins at International Art Awards New Generations - 2022 in USA

(Photo: Supplied)

The Croatian wins a plaque, diploma award, a permanent website reference, and a 500 USD cash prize.

The members of the jury were Dr. Milagros S. Bello Ph.D. (doctorate at the Paris Sorbonne, fmr. professor at the Department of Art History at Florida Atlantic State University, member of the International Association of Art Critics /AICA-PARIS/), Felix Suazo (former researcher at the National Gallery of Art /Galería de Arte Nacional/ and the Museum of Contemporary Art Caracas) and the Californian artist Lorian Suarez. 

JURY CRITERIA FOR THE FIRST AND THE SECOND PLACE AWARDS: 

The thematic context of the artwork and its connection with global and regional themes at political, social, anthropological, and psychological dimensions, and its relationship with contemporary art movements, alongside the works’ merit, were all factors that informed the Jurors’ selection of the International Art Awards competition Prize Winners.

The use of alternative and mixed-media forms, their social commentaries’ poignancy, their connection with the materials selected, and their employment were likewise noteworthy in the artists’ First Place and Second Place winning artworks. 

Earlier this month, Krupa also exhibited at the ‘Kefir 22’ group exhibition in Florence Italy. He is currently exhibiting at the 9th Croatian Watercolor Triennial (Karlovac, Zagreb, Slavonski Brod), and will exhibit in September at the 18th INTERBIFEP in Tuzla (18th International biennial portrait festival, BiH), in October at the 1st International Tirana Biennale of Graphic Arts (Albania), and in November at the 11th Exhibition of Chinese Calligraphy and Ink Painting (online) in Tokyo (Japan). 

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