At Rise Art, we’re firm believers that everyone should be able to collect and enjoy the beauty of art, which is why we’ve brought together some of the best map prints for sale on the art scene. Whether you’re just beginning your collection or have been picking up pieces for years, let us be your guide as you buy map prints created by contemporary artists. From Abstract Map Prints to beautiful Illustrative Map Prints, this is the best place to buy map prints online.…
A key part of human nature is the desire to capture the world around us, leading us to record the geography of a region or city in a visual form. This graphical representation is formally known as cartography, or the process of creating maps, and has its origins in the ancient Babylonians who recorded the first maps in clay tablets around 2300 BC. Maps are of course essential navigational tools that have helped explorers and everyday people alike for centuries. However, they can also serve as useful materials to an artist, who can use map prints to evoke memories of place and a sense of belonging, among many other emotions.
Matthew Cusick is an American artist who has used maps to great effect in his work. Armed with just a few cutting devices and a paintbrush, Cusick weaves together different road maps into impressive nature scenes or portraits. These collages are a reminder of the beauty to be found in a map: the precision of its lines and the complex colour codes that inform us of geographic features. They also link the subject matter to a geographical location, reminding us all of our roots and the places we call home.
Take a look at Kristjana S Williams to discover someone who is redefining the genre. This Icelandic artist creates fantastical map prints by collaging together images of tropical birds and exotic plants, creating detailed images that command the attention. Williams’ home country of Iceland is big on folklore, and there’s a touch of this magic in the bold colours and creatures that feature so strongly in her work. The way in which she blends the animal kingdom with man-made cartography speaks of a connection between humans and their natural environment.
Jeremy Wood is an artist who was born in America, raised in Berlin and studied in London. His international upbringing and the travel that has defined his life is clear to see in his work, which uses GPS to trace Wood’s journeys across land, sea and air. The result is a web of interconnected lines that are a creative exploration of space and the journeys that we take every day. His work is evocative of the nostalgic power of maps and encourages thoughts about our everyday movements and how they change over the course of our lives.