PrizeHonorable Mention in Painting
CompanyNewton Rocha Art
ArtistNewton Rocha
CreditMetamorphosis (Butterfly Figure), Mixed Media on canvas by Newton Rocha

For a longtime artists represent the 3D (depth) on 2D canvas. However, Pablo Picasso anticipated the fourth dimension on 2D canvas in his cubist period. I started to make diptych, triptych and polyptych influenced by cubism. Then I evolved into this new way of creativity. I’ve done this since 1986 and I will continue developing this technique. I think it’s time for upgrade – from 3D to 4D - and we should set the fourth dimension as a new trend in the visual arts.

Newton Rocha is a self-taught painter, born in 1968 at Recife, Pernambuco State, Brazil. Recife was built as a port city along tropical, white sand beaches lined up with palm trees, where coconut water and cactus flowers co-exist. This masterpiece of nature contradictions inspired Newton’s art as a translation of nature contrast in art form that synthesizes influences of Dali, Kandinsky, Miro and along with all his experiments and researches and creates an extemporaneous essence of art that belongs to artist himself.