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The Next Artspace Artist: Final Round
The fourth and final round of the Next Artspace Artist showcases three works, each with a slightly more feminine side than past rounds. From the pink-haired beauty in Rebekah Campbell’s photograph to the direct gaze of Holly Sharpe’s illustrated portrait and the profile view of a woman in Allen Chiu’s slightly surreal image, each work represents a new perspective on the female figure. These contenders, along with the semi-finalists from past rounds, will move into the Semi-Finals starting on Monday on Artspace.com! Follow along here to keep tabs on your favorite contestants and to get details on how to vote in the final rounds.
The Next Artspace Artist: Round 3
Round 3 of the Next Artspace Artist closed with three creators at the top working in very different mediums: collage, illustration, and photography. Each offers their own unique perspectives in these short Q&As with the Artspace team. Reminder to artists: Today is the last day to enter this contest! Submit here to be considered for the fourth and final round.
Growing up in the suburbs of Chicago, art for Bryan Olson has always been a family affair. Due to time spent watching his grandmothers paint, he was inspired to start creating himself and started illustration at a young age. He gets his inspiration from science, space, and Japanese illustration.
What do you hope other people get out of your art?
Wonder and captivation.
What’s your favorite thing you’ve ever made?
A scratch paper image of a skateboarder that I made in high school.
What would you be doing if you weren’t an artist?
The Next Artspace Artist: Round 2
In Round 2 of the Next Artspace Artist contest, three semifinalists slowly emerged after a tight race to the finish. Though all works and styles are distinctly different, it was the use of color that grabbed the attention of the votes. From the bright lavender and pops of fuschia in Jack Hardwicke’s abstracted digital photograph to the streaks of paint dripping down the work of Jonni Cheatwood or the multicolored brushstrokes in Aaron Smith’s portrait of a bearded man, this week proved to be a rainbow of winners. (And if you’re interested in joining the contest yourself, be sure to submit.)
Unsure of what he wanted to do for his career, Jonni took a chance on an Intro to Painting course in college. After completing an assignment to remake a Jackson Pollack painting, he was hooked as an artist. Constantly inspired by his surroundings and pop culture, he keeps a notebook on him at all times in order to record his ideas as they occur.
Where do you look for inspiration? How do you get your creative juices flowing?
I read a lot, watch films, and listen to music from people much more creative than me just to surround myself with creativity. The core of my thought process is dedicated to deconstruction, making mistakes, and finding truths in the abstract. I am deeply interested in the process of creating an aesthetic piece and how one gets there, so I try to get there by just trying. I carry a notebook with me everywhere, so if I have a thought or an idea, it is always on paper.
The Next Artspace Artist: Round 1
The art of photography reigned supreme in Round 1 of the Next Artspace Artist. The Artspace team reached out and asked this week’s winners to share their thoughts on art, inspiration, and more. All of these winners will be moving to the Semi-Finals (to be hosted on Artspace.com from October 1 - 5).