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Afghan artist wins Spectrum 26 Gold Award in US

Afghan artist wins Spectrum 26 Gold Award in US

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Apr 01, 2019 - 15:32

KABULinfo-icon (Pajwhok) Afghan-Canadian artist Abdullah Taraky has won the Spectrum 26 Gold Award in concept art category by gaining first position among other artists in the United States.

The award, which is equal to the Oscar Award in Hollywood films, is given to best artwork, cartoon and video makers each year.

Abdullah Taraky, a leading painter, three-dimensional cartoonist and 3D games maker, was nominated for one of his creative works, the Submerged Statue of Tyr, for the Spectrum 26 Gold Award.

At least 300 art works from artists of different countries were nominated for this award but top five artists received it. Abdullah Taraky was declared as winner of Spectrum 26 Gold Award.

Artists from France, the US and China also received gold awards in 3D and book designing respectively.

Taraky wrote on his Facebook page: “This weekend, I had the opportunity to attend the Spectrum 26 Artist Award and sit among some of the most talented men and womeninfo-icon in the industry.”

He thanked all founders of the Spectrum and judges for providing the platform for artists to dream and aspire.

“Thanks to my family in Canada, who cheer for me and root for me through all my ups and downs. They are always at my core, and the people who inspire me.”

He also thanked his wife, Rachelle and said her support has been endless even through late nights painting, or long tedious trips for workshops and classes.

sa/ma

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