‘I Dreamt Of Paris Again Last Night' from Seppe de Meyere is the winner of Painting of the Year 2021! He was announced the winner by the professional jury on December 15th in a live online meeting with the other top 10 finalists. Here is what the jury had to say about the winner:
'A compositional perfectly balanced portrait with many functional details that are not noticeable at first glance. The lamp in the background, the fish shapes on the left, the abstracted logo on the sweater, the fragments of chair and cups, the blue glasses, the yellow/blue shapes at the center of the lower part of the painting, and so on. The fun and boldness in painting splashes from all these details as well as from the entire painting. The painter has a very good sense of form which he plays with at the same time. The technical shortening of the hand, for example, is perfectly executed and then suddenly the viewer discovers "the third arm" which comes across very naturally and is not disturbing either, as if a movement is being recorded. The painting has a very contemporary look and breathes a kind of Instagram atmosphere: #nofilter. The green background works its way into the hair and functions as a strong repoussoir for the portrait. The painting does not get boring and remains exciting at every glance. Even the red of the sweater is nowhere the same. In fact, the painting seems to get better with each new look.'
Today, on December 8th, the Top 10 of Painting of the year 2021 has been published!
On December 18th the professional jury got together and spent almost a whole day assessing the 46 nominated paintings that were entered.
After carefull deliberation the 20 finalists of Painting of the Year 2021 were selected.
On November 1st the 50 nominees of Painting of the Year 2021 are known. These are 50 paintings with the highest average grade given by the professional jury.
How could Painting of the year NOT use the Color for the year for it's website?