From mediums, to subject matter and hanging styles, here are just a few trends we’ve been noticing in the art world.
Photography continues to be prominently displayed on condo walls, in hotel lobbies and office spaces. Especially fashionable are large, colourful works that exude a sleek and contemporary feel, in line with a modern and cosmopolitan lifestyle. Scenes of urban decay, cinematic dreamscapes or landscapes are particularly trendy.
Resin is a trendy medium that many artists are
adopting. Pouring resin onto panels or canvases
gives the artwork a thick, glossy, modern
surface. No matter if the work is a collage, photograph,
digital work or painting, a resin coat
provides a clean, contemporary and cool surface.
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The use of technology as subject matter and/or medium is omnipresent in the art world. Digital art, virtual art, internet art, multi-sensory and multi-media installations, even video games, have taken over the art world.
Mixed media works that employ manipulated digital images combined with other mediums like paint, pencil or resin are also very fashionable.
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The aesthetics of street art are now widely celebrated in mainstream culture. Characteristically colourful, graphic, raw, energetic and immediate, graffiti and street art have moved from the sides of buildings in alleyways, on to canvases in private residences. Banksy is often credited with breaking down the walls between street art and high art.