The gallery invited artists worldwide to share their vision of Eros through an OPEN CALL, juried by californian artist Natalie Krim, ToiletPaper editor Stefania Biliato and art historian Diana Widmaier Picasso.

We would like to thank with all our hearts the hundreds of artists from all over the world who have contributed to create such a wonderful, colorful, unique event  We were astonished to discover so many visions.

It has been a very difficult choice  for the jury considering all the beautiful work we were dealing with.

Congratulations to the finalists, 
Iwo ZaniewskiJulien JacaAnnabelle BuckAlejandro Sintura Castro, Alysee Yin Chen, Morag Caister, Indiana Hoover.

Discover the work of the selected artists here.

They will also be featured in the printed edition of our Journal, to be published this Fall, available worldwide in selected bookstores.

Afro-Matisse is part of a selection of 197 artworks of renown artists, curated by Michael Schmidt-Ott, that will be auctioned for the benefit of Desideria Care e. V. on October 5th in Cologne by Sotheby's. The auction is a cooperation of several Rotary clubs from Vienna and Cologne, too. 

Find here more informations about the auction. and how to participate 

Also here is a link the the beautiful catalog Michael Schmidt-Ott edited after visiting more 150 artists in their studios.