Competitors are the top 10 National Finalists, winners of qualifying events in: New York, Las Vegas, San Francisco, Chicago, Dallas, Jacksonville, Phoenix, and Los Angeles. In long running Art Battle tradition, there will also be two wildcard easels, and artists who think they have what it takes can still register (until the day of the event) for a chance to compete by random draw.
The 2018 Art Battle US National Finalists:
Dragon76 – New York City Champion
New York City Champion – Dragon76’s self-described style of painting energetic, powerful, and soulful stories is highly detailed and narrative. His bold lines and illustrative brushstrokes tell a unique emotional story.
Pablo Damas – Los Angeles City Champion
Los Angeles Champion – Pablo’s work is a little surreal, a little figurative and a little expressive, all with a street edge vibe. Pablo is skilled at creating a strong sense of depth in his works, utilizing textural elements and varying paint consistency to create depth between foreground and background.
Tracy Piper – San Francisco City Champion
San Francisco City Champion – Kaleidoscopes of vibrant color; Tracy’s work tackles the changing landscapes of community and identity in the 21st century. She has exhibited worldwide, including at both SCOPE Miami and SCOPE New York. In 2017 Tracy competed on the hit TV show ‘Skin Wars: Fresh Paint’ and emerged victorious.
Anthony Rooney – Florida State Champion
Florida State Champion – Anthony describes his detailed painting style as adaptable. He creates highly detailed paintings of landscapes, portraits, and still-life in his signature reality based creations.
Sheridan Keglovits – Texas State Champion
Texas State Champion – Sheridan’s detailed work features an intermingling of foreground and background through his use of vibrant colour and communicative pattern. Sheridan’s portfolio boasts a wide variation in subject matter, each expressing emotion representative of the his chosen palette.
Karla Kampen – Chicago City and Midwest Champion
Chicago City and Midwest Champion – An incredible ‘wildcard’ victory story, Karla stepped up to the easel as an inexperienced Art Battle competitor to win the Midwest Regional Finals! Her natural ability shined as the paints flew.
Christopher Walkenhorst – Las Vegas City Champion
Las Vegas City Champion – Christopher’s paintings feature figures in situations or poses that create a sentimental sensation for the viewer. Christopher’s practice also puts an emphasis on color.
Joseph Lee – Los Angeles All Star
Los Angeles All Star – Joseph describes his work as abstract-expressionist-realism. He uses thick paint and expressive brushstrokes to merge abstract and reality based imagery.
Malisa Surhanya – San Francisco All Star
San Francisco All Star
Steve Nam Caballero – Phoenix City Champion
Phoenix City Champion – Steve describes his diverse portfolio as “loud.” Steve listens to the material, welcoming drips into his process of capturing naturalistism-based imagery.
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