2020 Era Contemporary Artist Prize Winner and Runnerups

Fractured Glance, by Aiden Kringen

Congratulations to Aiden Rael Kringen, winner of the first Era Contemporary Artist Prize

Aiden is a California artist whose work combines detailed figuration with abstraction.

Bloom, by Aiden Kringen

“A kaleidescopic fantasia — crystalline planes floating in space, nestling together like immaculate puzzle pieces — abstract nebulae, human figures and faced envelop swirling fields or particles of energy — these number among the images evoked by the hauntingly enigmatic paintings of the artist Aiden Kringen. Within this worldview a mysterious network of interlocking planes becomes visible to the beholder: mystical fields of unknown substance revealed as the building locks of our bodies and semblances, surrounding, cocooning, perhaps even protecting us.” –Statement by Richard Speer.

Poise, by Aiden Kringen
Seraph, by Aiden Kringen

Aiden will be the recipient for a cash prize, interview on the Inspired Painter Podcast, and a solo show in December of 2020! If you’d like an invite, sign up to our mailing list or email eracontemporary@gmail.com.

There are also 9 talented runner up recipients who will each receive an interview on our website. Congratulations to the following artists:

Jason Polins

Kathryn Kincaid

Richard Buchanan

Lauren Fitzgerald

Brian West

Astrid Gaszynski

Jenny Brown

Mathieu Nozieres

Kelsey Scharf

Thank you for all who participated in the Prize this year, there were so many wonderful submissions. If you would like to get on our mailing list to find out about future opportunities or exhibitions, please sign up at the bottom of the home page to recieve our emails, or send one to eracontemporary@gmail.com.

We look forward to celebrating Aiden and the rest of the amazing artists!

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