Result of "Painting art Competition"
Total number of application and Prize-winning works
■Total number of application
Screenings／Jury members／Comments from jury members
First screening : April 23（Thursday）2015
Second screening : September 14（Monday）2015
|IKEDA Seiji||Dean,Design Tokyo University of Technology / Emeritus Professor, Faculty of Fine Arts, at Tokyo University of Arts|
|OOMORI Masao||Professor, Kyoto-Saga University of Art Graduate School|
|KIZU Fumiya||Western-style painter / Professor, Faculty of Fine Arts, at Tokyo University of Arts|
|NAKAJIMA Chinami||Japanese-style painter / Emeritus Professor, Faculty of Fine Arts, at Tokyo University of Arts|
|YOSHIDA Hiromi||General Producer, KOBE Biennale 2015|
■Comments from jury members on the First screening
- This competition received more entries than the previous one, which I think reflected favorably on the overall quality of works. I greatly look forward to seeing the completed works on the huge wall, which I trust will be like nothing we have ever seen before.
- The considerably wide format prescribed by the competition may have posed a compositional challenge to entrants.
- Not many proposals made full use of the theme, many involved combinations of small-scale works, and I would have liked to see more works taking full advantage of the prescribed size, more works equipped with the daring and power befitting the large size of the wall.
- Completing a large-scale work takes a tremendous amount of labor, but I do look forward to adventurous, compelling works that do full justice to the 4 x 10 m format.
■Comments from jury members on the Second screening
- This was the first competition of two-dimensional art sized 4 m high and 10 m wide, the largest format ever prescribed by a competition in Japan. The entries invariably made successful use of the size to convey dynamism, and the rich variety of the works made viewing a highly rewarding experience.
- For the Grand Prize, we looked for both compositional skill and richness of content that harness and justify the large pictorial space. A work of this size requires outstanding expressive skills, and in future competitions we look forward to entries exuding greater energy.
- The two runners-up contrasted sharply with one another in color and other aspects. All of the works were commendable in their own unique ways, and I hope visitors will appreciate both the individual works and the whole exhibition space in which the huge paintings are displayed.
Exhibition period／Exhibition site
September 19 (Saturday) through November 23 (Monday), 2015 (66 days)
Meriken Park(Inside the event tent(s))
Prizes and cash awards
|Kobe Biennale Grand Prize
|a trophy, diploma and cash award of ￥2,000,000|
|Second Prize(2)||diploma and cash award of ￥500,000 for each winner|
|Special Prize（2）||diploma and cash award of ￥200,000 for each winner|
|Encouragement Prize（1）||diploma and cash award of ￥200,000 for each winner|
|Honorable mentions（5）||diploma and cash award of ￥200,000 for each winner|
- First and second prize winners will be selected from the finalists at the second screening.