SOURCE: World of Art Showcase
LAS VEGAS, NV--(Marketwire - Aug 16, 2012) - The World of Art Showcase has added globally renowned, Ukraine-born, suburban Chicago-based painter Leon Oks to the roster of its inaugural event -- a highly anticipated celebration of the visual arts and artists (www.worldofartshowcase.com) at the Wynn Las Vegas December 20-22, 2012.
A native of Ukraine who moved to the U.S. in 1980, Oks -- who has exhibited widely across the U.S. and many international exhibitions in Europe, including numerous art expos -- has the unique ability to explore the sweetness and overlook the bitterness of his years in the Ukraine, under suffocating Soviet bureaucracy.
As a disciplined, academically based painter, Oks is able to smoothly weave that basic underlying foundation into a tapestry of his own unique fanciful inspiration. As one very important catalyst for his interior vision, he uses the female form. The women in his paintings are vessels of creative power and span the range of human emotions; they represent nature, mother, joy, sorrow and struggle. Oks has received many first place awards in juried art shows both nationally and worldwide, along with honors related to his overall contributions to contemporary painting. His work is included in many private collections, corporations and museums and has been included in many prominent art anthologies. He teaches in the Chicago area where he enjoys a large circle of devoted students and friends.
"As an artist, my greatest hope is that my work can connect with new people who can appreciate and cherish it," says Oks.
The groundbreaking vision of David Goldstein, COO of Jerry's Artarama -- one of the world's most loved art material supply companies -- the World of Art Showcase is very much a cause to reestablish the arts to their rightful place within society. It is an exclusive show for professional artists from across the U.S. and around the world to sell their art and make important personal connections with art buyers, collectors and galleries.
Fashioned as a harmonized presentation of the finest original contemporary paintings, the exhibition is fast establishing itself as a world class cultural event. Its primary goal is to promote the most talented contemporary painters around the world, with work ranging from classical to modern.