Tuesday, March 01, 2016

#CoolArt: Spectrum 23 Award Nominations

The Spectrum 23: The Best in Contemporary Fantastic Art jury, composing of David Palumbo, Cynthia Sheppard, Kirk Thatcher, Charlie Wen and Terryl Whitlatch, have nominated the top five artist works in each of the eight categories - Advertising, Book, Comic, Concept Art, Dimensional, Editorial, Institutional and Unpublished - for a silver and gold award.

The winners will be announced at the Spectrum 23 Awards Ceremony held at the Society of Illustrators on Saturday, May 7, 2016.

All the nominated works are stunning, and below are my favourites from each of the categories. 


ADVERTISING: 'The Blessing of Athena' by Nicolas Delort
BOOK: 'Vesuvius - Air and Darkness' by Donato Giancola
COMIC: 'Hellboy 1953' by Paolo Rivera
CONCEPT ART: 'The Mushroom Forest' by Mirko Failoni
DIMENSIONAL: 'The Morrigan' by Forest Rogers
EDITORIAL: 'Traveling To A Distant Day' by Tran Nguyen
INSTITUTIONAL: 'Natural Connection' by Wesley Burt
UNPUBLISHED: 'Bioluminescence' by Rob Rey