We proudly present the three winners of BLOOOM Award by WARSTEINER 2015 - the best of more than 1,500 artists from 75 countries
  • 1st place Liat Livni, Israel
    Jerusalem Boulevard, Jaffa

Material: 30 Veneer layers
Dimensions: 200 x 186 cm
The work Jerusalem Boulevard, Jaffa, shows the effects that the passage of time has had on the boulevard throughout the years. The buildings decorating the boulevard in Liat Livni’s work were taken from different eras:
Past – Zaki Khalaf House, Alhambra Theater, palm trees planted for the inauguration of the boulevard and the fountain.
Present – houses number 1 and 11
Future – suggestion for restoring the facade of the Alhambra theater.
The eras intertwined to show a reality depicting vernacular architecture. The work consists of hand-cut layers of wood veneer. In the upper half, the depiction of the houses is accurate and meticulous compared with the abstraction formed out of the wood's natural fragility in the bottom half of the work.
The work is mounted at some distance from the wall to give a feeling of floating, hovering above ground, as if an object lacking a solid base or roots, is planted up in the air due to its lack of belonging to any time or place.
  • 2nd place Kalypso, Germany

Material: Interactive video instalation
Maße: Variabel, realized version: 900 x 500 x 400 cm
Length: 02:19 min
Eyes blink, wander softly from side to side and stare back at the onlooker again: This interdisciplinary art installation, which combines form, photography and visual performance, is called NEGUA. The installation focuses on the eye: in each case respectively opened wide, closed, looking to the left and right, a total of four photographs are taken. These images are transferred onto a computer for the projection. NEGUA comes to life when the eyes of the participants are projected onto larger than life-sized, white spheres, which are projected on a space-consuming honeycomb structure arranged in the entrance area of the installation.
  • 3rd place Mark Swysen, Belgium
    garden of eden: reconsiderations on the concepts of the original sin

Material: Installation
Dimensions: 550 x 400 x 400 cm
Video of the Installation, Length: 00:35 min
Within the cathedral-like architecture of the Sint-Baafsabbey church in Aardenburg – house of God – Mark Swysen stages the parallelism perceived between the Christian dogma of a world originated from divine intervention and the scientific hypothesis of life on Earth linked to the combination of water, carbon and solar energy. In the centre of the hall, hundreds of empty PET bottles are suspended in form of a single helix suggesting a monumental DNA chain, the genetic code of life. Yet the helix is not perfect. Flaws are obvious in many locations: mutations. The original sin – the impossibility of mankind to perform according to the God-given moral standards – is innate in our genetic inheritance.

Thank you 2014!

New year, new records broken in 2015:
We received more than 1,500 applications from 74 countries - an amazing result.

The special exhibition with the ten finalist's work at BLOOOM - the converging art show was a great success.

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