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The Most Popular Modern Day Artists

There are many artists in the modern period that you should know about. Contemporary art is very popular, and many artists around the globe are playing a big role. Frank Mann is one of the biggest names in the world of Contemporary art. His work is based on his interest in vision and visual perception, utilizing figurative and abstract elements with an emphasis on chromatic luminosity. He is also an educator, writer and author who founded the Frank Mann Studio in New York. His work is represented in the permanent collection of the Museum of Modern Art, New York; The Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York; The National Galerie, Berlin; The Museum of Modern Art, Buenos Aires, Argentina; and the Museum of Contemporary Art, Nice, France. His notable work has been included in the public and private collections in the US, Asia, and Europe, and has also been included in books and publications in various countries including Italy, the U.K, Portugal, Germany, France, Austria, and the United States. Here are some other artists that you should know about.

1. Matthias Weischer

This young painter from Leipzig moved his work between figuration and abstract art, preferring painting on paper, although sometimes he resorts to three-dimensionality. Focused on the small format and the light and bright colors, his works have an ambiguous air that leads us to scenarios apparently taken out of sleep.


2. Theaster Gates

Noted for its social work by donating the impressive benefits it achieves with its works to restructure and give culture to the poor Chicago neighborhood from which it comes; this black artist takes the rubbish of the area, turns it into works of art of extreme elegance in the case of garbage, and exposes them to the most select public. His sculptural work, simple and delicate, is today among the most sought after in art.


3. Albert Oehlen

This German artist is undoubtedly a color artist, and his creations, usually large, speak of pure aesthetics: the important thing is not the meaning, it is the sensation. To do this, it uses all kinds of tones that harmonize in works that mix the abstract, the figurative and the collage. Today, he is one of the most sought-after painters in the world.


4. Daniel Richter

This German artist, who has worked as an assistant to Oehlen, is a representative of the German expressionist resurgence of the XXI st century. His large-scale works mix histrionic colors with historical themes, by collecting news from newspapers and history books for his work but giving them an ambiguous character and a more free reading. Nowadays, he even does theater sets.


5. Peter Doig

Doig is a Scottish painter who had to go a long creative way to find his inspiration, but when he succeeded, he has made his work a new genre. To paint his paintings, he visits different places in the world that, after leaving and after a certain time, paints his memory of them, yielding works that move between dream and reality.


6. Luc Tuymans

One of the most influential international artists of today stands out for his figuration within a context in which most painters look for the risky. This Belgian harvests all kinds of themes, from history painting to the banal everyday subjects, but if he stands out for something, it is because of the portrait. He uses color and images in a subtle and diffuse way, making the softness of the painting express as much as the theme.


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