Top Current Artists. Vote For Your Favorite Artist Now!
Damien Hirst, Yayoi Kusama, Fernando Botero, Banksy, Subodh Gupta, Wangechi Mutu, Antonio Lopez, Lee Quinones, Takashi Murakami, Gerhard Richter, Bridget Riley or Jasper Johns? Who is your favorite current artist? Vote now!
1.- Damien Hirst: Death is a central theme in his works, He became famous for a series of artworks in which dead animals (including a shark, a sheep and a cow) are preserved in formaldehyde. The best known of these being The Physical Impossibility of Death in the Mind of Someone Living.
2.- Yayoi Kusama: A precursor of the pop art, minimalist and feminist art movements.
3.- Fernando Botero: His signature style, also known as “Boterismo”, depicts people and figures in large, exaggerated volume, which can represent political criticism or humor, depending on the piece.
4.- Banksy: Banksy is a pseudonymous English graffiti artist, political activist, film director, and painter. His identity has not still been proven.
5.- Subodh Gupta: He is best known for incorporating everyday objects that are ubiquitous throughout India. From such ordinary items the artist produces sculptures that reflect on the economic transformation of his homeland and which relate to Subodh Gupta’s own life and memories.
6.- Wangechi Mutu: She creates distorted yet elegant figures based on the concept that females carry the marks, language and nuances of their culture more than the male.
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7.- Antonio Lopez: He is a Spanish painter and sculptor, known for his realistic style.
8.- Lee Quinones: He is one of several artists to gain fame from the New York City Subway graffiti movement.
Video: Lee Quinones. New York City subway.
9.- Takashi Murakami: He is known for blurring the line between high and low arts. Murakami is the founder and President of Kaikai Kiki Co., Ltd., through which he manages the careers of several younger artists and organizes the biannual art fair GEISAI.
10.- Gerhard Richter: In February 2015, his painting Abstraktes Bild was sold for £30.4 million in London at Sotheby’s Contemporary Evening Sale. An auction record price for a painting by a living artist.
Video: Gerhard Richter. Blau.
11.- Bridget Riley: She is an English painter and one of the foremost exponents of op art.
12.- Jasper Johns: Johns is best known for his painting Flag (1954–55), which he painted after having a dream of the American flag. His work is often described as a Neo-Dadaist, as opposed to pop art, even though his subject matter often includes images and objects from popular culture.
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