1st Place winner
"The Natural Order"
DESCRIPTIONWhimsical desert like lanscapes as a complex framework where the mind operates. That is what I am seeing by observing surreal paintings such as Dali’s, which inspired this work. The mind is a delicate dance of Chemistry. It is both a product and reflection of Nature.
AUTHORGelman, born in Hungary and raised in Israel, relocated to New York City in 2016, where
he continued his education in photography at ICP and the Pratt Institute. Originally a biochemist, he left science to pursue art- a language that allows him to navigate between the real and surreal.
The young artist fuses photography and digital painting, using image manipulation techniques to create unique dark and whimsical imagery. His technique enables visuals, previously only in his mind, to come together through dynamic postures and dark colors. Gelman aspires to tell an entire story with a single image.