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Finalist
Award Sponsor: RayMar Art

Chinatown Showers
by Mark Lague
Oil 60 x 60

Entered in: 6th Annual Competition Month #5 -April 2012
http://marklague.com

Judge's Comments: I can't believe this painting is 60 by 60. It is so ambitious. I love, again, the play between abstract and representational styles and the way the allure of detail brings you in yet this completely falls apart once you get there. That is just such an enviable skill. The lights on the rain-slicked streets is so nicely done. I also appreciate how the mazes of power lines seem to be carved into the canvas. Also, the way the buildings hold everything in the picture plane but then fall apart themselves into nothingness is a great touch. - Joshua Rose