Art has the power to fascinate and entertain the viewer, evoking a kind of nostalgia. The paintings of truly talented painters are highly appreciated in the fine art of the 21st century. Everyone should know creators who have become famous all around the world. Their works changed people's views on art and showed it from a different perspective.
Influential Artists that Define Our Age
New talents are always trying to make a name for themselves in the contemporary art scene. Some break boundaries and others give the classics a modern touch. Here are contemporary artists who have made a splash in the art world of the 21st century.
Takashi Murakami is a Japanese artist famous in modern art. The Perrotin Gallery represents him. In addition, he is known for producing colorful floral art inspired by the vibrant Japanese manga scene. Takashi Murakami is considered the successor of Andy Warhol and is often associated with the movement of Japanese neo-pop art paintings. However, his work is very individual, and he doesn't want to be confined to one particular artistic style.
Jenny Saville is a British painter. She has become the most expensive artist in the world and won a bid for a painting entitled "Propelled" at a Sotheby's auction for $12.4 million. The main characters in Jenny Saville's paintings are grotesque, humorous, brutal, or deformed women. Jenny uses extra large painting techniques in her pictures and makes a very strong impression. She shows her fantastic technique in the visual processing of the naked body. Her handling of shapes is comparable to that of a sculptor.
He is one of the leading British artists of the 20th century and an important figure
in the pop art movement. David Hockney is the one who speaks openly about same-sex love in the languages of artwork painting, and photography.
Hockney has challenged various genres and directions during his career spanning over 60 years, including photo collages, opera posters, cubist-influenced abstract paintings, and rustic landscape paintings. After exhibitions at the Tate Modern in London, the Centre Pompidou in Paris, and the MET in New York, Christie's auction is pleased to present his heavenly landscapes.
Japan is proud of Yayoi Kusama. The artist conquers the large modern art market with her distinctive pixel art. Her works are more fascinating when people get to know that it is the result of an unusual hallucinatory state of mind. She has experienced it since childhood. Art is catharsis for Kusama. "Without art, I would have killed myself long ago," the old lady with a red wig always repeats. The endless dotted space became her hallmark.
Jeff Koons is one of the most controversial figures in the art world. A former Wall Street trader is known for his gigantic artwork. He is one of the most expensive artists in the world. Koons' creative activities have caused a lot of criticism. He uses highly polished stainless steel to illuminate the art scene with his skillful work. His large abstract sculptures are described as disturbing, breathtaking, and complex but always in perfect illusion.