By Ann Grenier
MvVO ART, creator of AD ART SHOW, announced that freelance Art Director and Graphic Designer, Anton Pitkänen took Top Honors at AD ART SHOW 2020 receiving a specialty Clio award for excellence in contemporary art and a Creative Immersion Day at NBCUniversal—AD ART SHOW’s presenting sponsor.
“I’m getting close to my first decade as an artist and I’ve been filled with joy for the strength and trust I feel toward my artistic voice and how it’s naturally evolving within the process.” Mr. Pitkänen said of his work that can be described as serene and poetic in nature.
Jessica Alazraki and David Straange were also AD ART SHOW 2020 Winning Artists, selected by a jury of contemporary art collectors chaired by Laura Skoler, member of the Board of Directors, New Museum, New York. The three winning artists will receive professional art critique sessions to help further their art careers.
AD ART SHOW celebrates creativity and the talented artists from advertising. This diverse group of artists—painters, sculptors, photographers, works on paper and mixed media artists—came from around the world. The artworks were displayed on the monumental screens inside the Oculus at the Westfield World Trade Center in New York and are on sale online on the Artsy gallery platform via www.mvvoart.com
“We are making history! We are bridging the gap between the art and advertising world by championing the next generation of artists from advertising, following in the footsteps of famous artists like Andy Warhol, Rene Magritte, Mark Rothko and countless other now-famous artists who came from the advertising world” Maria van Vlodrop, MvVO ART- AD ART SHOW, CEO and Founder commented.
The three finalists were chosen from the seven finalists that were selected out of 135 participating artists. Here is a list of the three winners:
MvVO AD ART SHOW 2020 Finalists & Winners:
Anton Pitkänen Top Honors including Clio Award
A freelance designer and art director in Helsinki, Finland, Anton Pitkänen has developed an exceptional visual language using mixed media to achieve free-hanging, cloth-like pieces of art that evoke a meditative aura. He was in the top three of Basware International Art Competition in 2019.
Jessica Alazraki Winning Artist
Originally from Mexico City, Ms. Alazraki is a graduate of Universidad Anáhuac and Parsons, in New York, where she has worked at various advertising agencies. She also studied at The New York Academy of Art. Her figurative portraits explore the narratives in familiar scenes of Latino family life.
David Straange Winning Artist
From Charlotte, North Carolina, based in New York, Mr. Straange explores various styles from Neo-Minimalist to Neo-geo. His work conveys the chaotic energy of city life—the primal, the civil and everything in-between.
For more information about AD ART SHOW 2020, MvVO ART and the artists of advertising, go to www.mvvoart.com