Kitsch selected by kitsch-painters
Kitsch needs great talent, Art needs great friends.
- Odd Nerdrum
Descent by Mahmood Hayat
Surprised by Javier Adams
Wings of Wisdom by Hari Lualhati
Strength I by Sampo Kaikkonen
The Offering by Carlos Lopez
Self-portrait by Nic Thurman
Devotion by Mark Belicario
Man with Pig Knife by Jesse Nickell
The Offering by Alex Rydlinski
Ruthless Innocence by Martijn C. Swart
Dusk by Monika Helgesen
Vanitas with Horse Skull by Cody LeVon
The Mirror of the World by Caique R. Polizeli
Couple in the Fog by Helene Knoop
The Secret by Andrea Esposito
The Bird Catcher by Ali Hammad
Mann med Snorer by Odin Borgen
Barden by Boris Koller
Fallen by Felipe Gaona
No Title by Massimo Tizzano
Portrait by Matea Borcic
Outlaw by Shaun Berke
The Alchemist’s Table by Jennifer M. Keller
Veterans by Hai Yang
Insider I by Milica Kostic
A Conjuror by Lance Richlin
The Sea has many Voices by Scott Breton
The Muse Sisters by Kexin Di
Dream by Grace Gao
Othello by Ali Saad
Katrina by Jonathan Hodge
Self-portrait with Coat by William Heimdal
Summer Portrait by Anne Herrero
The Wrong Way by Carlo A. Palumbo
Martyr by Rinus van Niekerk
Winter Portrait by Öde S. Nerdrum
Andando by Macarena Asensio
Sailboat Watching by Cees Penning
There are two categories in the WWK Annual Competition: People's Choice and Jury's Choice.
People's Choice Award will be decided as a selected group of paintings go up on our facebook page, where the submission that receives the most reactions before November 15th at 8am (CET) is declared the winner.
1st place in the People's Choice Award will receive a $350 certificate from VASARI Oil Colors. 1st place in the Jury's Choice Award will receive a $250 certificate for painting materials and a medal locket of the symbolic kitsch butterfly.
2nd and 3rd place will receive a $50 certificate each, for painting materials from Blick art materials.
The book Kitsch More Than Art (2011) by Odd Nerdrum et al. will be rewarded to 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place in Jury's Choice Award.
Sebastian Salvo (left) won the Jury Choice Award in 2015 with his painting "Self Portrait with Dyspnea" and is a member of the Selection Committee at worldwidekitsch.com. Li Dong (middle) won the Jury Choice Award in 2017 for his "Black Shadow." Luke Hillestad (right) is a member of the WWK Selection Committee.