We present you one of the most interesting artists of the XXI century. Of course, in addition to these painters, there are other contemporary artists of the world worthy of your attention, but this five, in any case, should not leave you indifferent.
Megan Howland is an American artist who paints modern painting with oil. She has a pragmatic approach to the creative process and believes that painting allows her to express herself in a way that words cannot allow.
Recently, Megan has been painting human figures, weirdly weaving various birds and flowers into them. Her painting is an example of what she calls “an enlightening and terrifying struggle for balance,” that is, for the harmony of the coexistence of people and nature.
The inspiration for the artist is listening to all sorts of podcasts, reading poetry and scientific journals.
Joe Francis Dowden is a professional British artist who performs his works in watercolor. He specializes in creating landscapes (both forest and sea). Dowden's works are in private collections in the USA, Australia and the Far East.
Dowden's works are filled with details and amaze with realistic transfer of texture and volume. The artist considers light to be the key element of watercolor painting. And therefore, he advises anyone who wants to learn watercolor painting to pay attention to the light, because it is what enlivens any landscape.
In recent years, all over the Internet spreaded modern artworks of Philip Barlow. He managed to interest his unconventional view of painting even the most sophisticated viewers. And the uniqueness of these paintings lies in the fact that he paints them in the way a short-sighted person saw the world around.
Wide spots of light, imitation of bokeh effect, blurred shapes and borders flowing one into another bright colors - these watercolors look like failed photos, as if the photographer forgot to adjust the sharpness before shooting.
But this approach gives the artist an extraordinary charm and allows you to look at the world around from a completely different angle. After all, even when we do not see the details, but only the general forms and silhouettes, the meaning still does not elude us.
Ai Xuan is a talented contemporary artist from Beijing who paints contemporary paintings in the style of realism. He was born in 1947, in the city of Cinhua. Xuan's nickname in China is “Master Ai.” The main theme of the author's works were Tibetan plots, thanks to which he is known most of all - mainly, these are mountain snow landscapes of Tibet and local children.
Art critics distinguish the distinctive feature of Ai Xuan’s approach to his works: in order to emphasize the emotions of a picture, he always appropriately decorates the background, mixes strict emotions with mysterious beauty. The concept of his paintings is moderate, but expressive. Spectators are attracted to the pictures of Xuan by the solitude and pride of the characters' faces, despite the harshness of the natural environment and the life of the Tibetan people.
Is it possible to draw one painting together? Completely! An example is Dubosarsky and Vinogradov - famous contemporary artists of Russia, whose creative tandem was formed in the early 1990s, and has now gained worldwide popularity.
The format of the work that artists have chosen for themselves is modern postmodern and parody paintings, often with quite piquant content. They are something remotely reminiscent of old posters in the spirit of social realism, now exposing a society not totalitarian, but a consumer society. Many people call Vinogradov and Dubosarsky hooligans of modern Russian painting.