Abstract Art Exhibition

The Artist Space Gallery is pleased to announce the opening of the first Abstract Art Exhibition. Along with the selected artists, the jury selected award winners in the following art categories: painting, photography, and sculpture. The show displayed a variety of artistic styles and mediums: oil on canvas, acrylic, watercolor, pastel, photography, digital, chalk, shellac, fiber, graphite and charcoal. Out of all submissions received 124 artworks were selected to be included in the exhibition.

Best of Show

Mark Vogel


Short Biography and Statement


I have been fascinated with the Op Art Movement ever since I bought a Vasarely poster at a psychedelic shop as a ten-year-old in the late 1960s. I am exploring the many ways to create captivating imagery in the Op Art genre. I find great joy in exploring the interaction of color, how colors can impart the impression of motion and depth, and how colors can evoke unique memories in each of us. My work relies on complex arrangements of shape and line, and the choice of precise colors that create structures, flickering, glowing, or a sense of perspective. I also enjoy the role that mathematics plays in my work, and the process of layer upon layer of colors that are applied using varying widths of masking tape to create the final result -- which is something that I can't see until the last piece of tape is removed. I have been primarily influenced by the Op Artists of the 1960s and 1970s -- especially Julian Stanczak and Richard Anuszkiewicz, as well as Bauhaus artist Josef Albers.

Mark Vogel - 6-24-2020 - acrylic on panel

Painting Prize

Junzhong Zhao

Short Biography and Statement

Junzhong ZHAO Born in Qingzhou, Shandong in 1972 1994 Graduated from Shandong Art Institute 1996-2005 Shanghai Chen Yifei Art Studio In 2010, he studied in the postgraduate class of the Basic Department of the School of Fine Arts, Beijing Central Academy of Fine Arts In 2011, he studied in the oil painting department of the Central Academy of Fine Arts in Beijing. Exhibition experience Solo Exhibition: 2021 "Emerging" Zhao Junzhong Solo Exhibition Beijing Common Art Center 2017 "Fantasy - Zhao Junzhong's Works Exhibition", Shanghai Meibo Art Center 2016 "Zhao Junzhong Oil Painting Exhibition", Shangfang Garden, Shanghai 2015 "State - Zhao Junzhong Oil Painting Exhibition", Art Museum of Shanghai Oil Painting and Sculpture Academy 2014 "State - Zhao Junzhong Oil Painting Exhibition", Shandong Dongying Yellow River Art Museum 2014 "State - Zhao Junzhong Oil Painting Exhibition", Beijing Today Art Museum Joint Exhibition: 2022 "London Contemporary 2022 - 4th Edition" art fair THE LINE Contemporary Art Space, London, UK 2022 Awakening Voices - Paris Contemporary Art Jury Exhibition Galerie Francis Barlier, Paris, France 2022 LONDON OPEN ART The Holy Art Gallery, London, UK 2022 Vogue 4th Edition Boomer Gallery, London, UK 2021 Boundary - Contemporary Art Exhibition Shanghai Xinhua Center 2019 Foresight - Exhibition of Contemporary Masters 2019 "Invisible and Unimaged" Contemporary Art Exhibition 2018 "Encounter of Beauty" International Contemporary Art Exhibition, Shanghai Yuhong Art Center 2018 Celebrating the 40th Anniversary of Reform and Opening - Shandong Oil Painting Exhibition, Shandong Art Museum 2015 The 8th AAC Art, Ecology, Observation Touring Exhibition in the United States 2014 The 8th AAC Art, Ecology, Observation Touring Exhibition, Singapore Station 2014 "Multi-dimensional, Scattered Exploration in Broken Times" - 2014 Young Artist Program


Junzhong Zhao - DOME 19 - acrylic 

Sculpture Prize

Chuck Fischer

Short Biography and Statement


Artist Statement - My geometric abstract constructions break the plane of two-dimensional painting and are composed of colored, textured, and multi-layered elements made from common materials such as wood, copper, and aluminum. I create their visual complexity by varying the depth, color, and texture of each piece to draw the viewer into the work. I never sketch before I start a new piece but trust my intuition and the materials at hand to guide me as I create works of spatial balance and harmony. Bio - Prior to 2016, when Fischer exclusively committed to his fine art practice, his 9th pop-up book was published. His published works include the bestsellers, Christmas in New York, (Little, Brown & Co). and Great American Houses and Gardens (Rizzoli/Universe). His designs are in the permanent collection of the Smithsonian’s Cooper Hewitt Museum and Museum of American History, and the Artist Book section at the Library of Congress. Fischer’s work was recently featured in the literary and fine art magazine, Woven Tale Press.

Chuck Fischer - SPECTRUM SCULPTURE No. 2 - (mixed media)

Photography Prize

Eric Renard

Short Biography and Statement


Eric M Renard (www.ericrenardphotography.com) is a Los Angeles based fine art photographer and creative director. Eric’s passion for photography was ignited at Tufts University in Boston, where he studied under Siegfried Halus. After graduating, Eric moved to San Francisco and worked as an architectural photographer before moving to Los Angeles. Eric’s unique exposure to both urban and rural life can be seen throughout his work, as he is equally at home in both settings. Usually working in black and white, his urban cityscapes and rural landscapes often reflect an eerie sense of peace and quiet, rarely portraying more than one or two people. Eric’s photography has been exhibited in galleries across the United States and Europe, receiving numerous awards. His work has been published in both books and photography magazines. He is also on the board of directors for several non-profit art organizations.

Eric Renard - PENDRY - photography