Irish artists are working at the forefront of the contemporary art scene, and whether drawing on their nationality, or participating is expressive ways of creating, they are forming the fabric of the art world. Rise Art’s Top 5 Contemporary Irish Artists makes it easy for you to discover, explore and collect new art today.
After the year that everyone has had in 2020, many people are turning to new hobbies and crafts to deal with feelings of uncertainty and worry. For this reason, now seems like the perfect time to introduce some art therapy to chase away your troubles.
Modern artists are forever rewriting the rules of contemporary art. Those who stand out are unafraid to go above and beyond the accepted limits of artistic custom. But, what does it take to tread such uncharted creative territory? Learn from the modern vanguards of experimentation, style and craft; Rise Art’s Top 5 Contemporary Artists.
“It is seeing which establishes our place in the surrounding world.” Art critic and theorist John Berger wrote about the primacy of seeing in our appreciation of art. But what happens when we see things in untrue or unproductive ways?
Our team of curators have selected five contemporary artists who are paving the way for minimalist art today. Ranging from sculptors, to painters, to printmakers, Rise Art’s Top 5 Contemporary Minimalist Artists showcases artists at the helm of this ever-intriguing artistic style.
Clare Halifax creates illustrative screen prints inspired by cityscapes, scenes of nature and wildlife. The artist’s eye for aesthetic harmony instills balance and beauty in her art. Together with her refined palette, her attention to composition results in great skies or swirling patterns and seas of vibrant blues. Clare’s ability to capture the character of a place makes for a collection of uniquely embellished and spirited prints.
Few gifts are more memorable and meaningful than a carefully chosen artwork. Especially as we are all spending much more time in our homes. But how do you decide what art to buy for your friend, family member or partner? It’s important to think about their ‘art personality’. What interests do they have? Is there a place they love? What’s their style? Consider, also, the character of their home. Here are 7 ideas to help you give the perfect gift of art this Christmas.
Aisling Drennan is known for her Abstract Expressionist style and vibrant palette. Aisling creates dynamic oil paintings that tread the balance between structure and chaos. With a process that is led by constant layering, each of Aisling’s paintings are textural constructions, formed of gestural brushwork and mark-making. The energetic and sporadic quality of Aisling’s abstract canvases, paired with her suggestive titles, make for pieces of art that often hint at an underlying narrative.
What is Art Deco exactly, and how can we define this in the 21st Century? Think clean lines, geometric shapes and stylised elements such as zigzags and chevrons. Art Deco was a declaration of modernity as the world moved into the 20th Century, and had a huge influence in a wide variety of areas such as architecture, decorative arts and design.
With a variety too broad to define and a pace to fast to pinpoint, contemporary art is less of a style or genre, and more of an umbrella term that the art of today, and the art of recent times, sits under. Discover pieces from emerging artists alongside some of the biggest names in today’s art market.