The artwork ‘ Ameninatropia ‘ by the Spanish artist and professor of the UMH Jose Antonio Hinojos Morales has been ranked second in this painting competition
The winner of the VIlI International Painting Competition ‘Miradas 2018’ has been already revealed. The award went to Argentina for the artwork ” Guardianes de la memoria IV ” by Diego Dayer, oil on canvas – 50 x 60 cm. It stands out for its hyperrealism and for being the best work that evokes the importance of vision, which is the main objective of this initiative, launched by the Jorge Alio Foundation for the Prevention of Blindness.
Moreover, one of the three Spanish artworks represented at this competition was ranked second. It was ‘Ameninatropia’ (oil on canvas) by the artist Jose Antonio Hinojos Morales, professor at the Faculty of Fine Arts, Altea campus of the Miguel Hernandez University (UMH). Later this artwork was exhibited at the XI National Painting Competition ‘Miradas 2018’, which took place last spring in Alicante.
In this year’s edition of Miradas International, a total of 22 countries have participated represented by 42 artworks of recognized quality and highly varied techniques ranging from the oil on canvas of the winning artwork to soluble lead, diorama and colored porcelain to mention just some.
The award ceremony, sponsored by OPTHEC, will take place during the Annual Congress of the American Academy of Ophthalmology (AAO) in Chicago (USA) from October 27 to 30, 2018 .
The Jorge Alio Foundation, the promoter of this painting contest, congratulates the artist Diego Dayer and the representative coordinator of his country, Argentina, Dr. Omar Lopez Mato, of winning the 2018 International Miradas Award.
The first edition of The XI National and the VIII International Painting Competition ‘Miradas’ was in 1998, so this year it celebrates its twentieth anniversary. This competition is devoted to vision and it has distributed more than 20,000 euros in prize money. The aim of this event is to recognize the work of artists and their ability to raise awareness on the importance of eye care and the prevention of blindness through their artworks.
More about the ‘Miradas 2018’ winner.
The artist Diego Dayer was born in Rafaela, Argentina, on November 13, 1978. He started his studies in 1993 in the studio of the artist Marcela Grosso who encouraged him day by day to pursue his own artistic direction. When he decided to spread his wings and carry on developing as an artist he continued his specialization in different courses, seminars and workshops.
In 2002, after several years of artistic activity in his home town he moved to Cordoba, Argentina, to start the Art School of the National University, where he currently lives and works. He has had collective and individual exhibitions in cities of Argentina, the USA and Spain.