Discover contemporary Cubist artists today. Our ever-evolving collection of Cubist art showcases work from an array of emerging and mid-career artists active today. With everything on offer from metal sculptures to mixed media paintings our curated online selection makes it easy for you to find, collect and buy new art for your home.…
Mazen Khaddaj’s multidisciplinary approach deals with issues of fluidity and the body. These large scale works manipulate and distort depth to present the human form in an entirely renewed way. Alongside fellow Rise Art painter Matthew Dibble, Mazen abstracts the body, flattening the recognisable into a patterned and textural display of layered shapes.
Simon E Smith on the other hand, retains elements of reality in his still life paintings to emphasize a lack of depth. Following the conventions of Synethetic Cubism, Simon plays with pattern and collage to subvert traditional perspective. With a similar aesthetic to Sue McQueen, Simon injects scenes of the everyday with whimsical patterns to form a dreamlike scene, detached from reality. With a focus on floral motifs, Simon creates Cubist paintings that are both appealing and intriguing.
Jakub Novak’s paper sculptures explore the geometric and ‘cubic’ side of Cubism. Jacob’s training in architecture makes for intricate sculptures with a classical edge to them. Consisting of defined shapes and sharp angles, the parametric design to Jakub’s sculptures create countless layers of depth to his art.
The emergence of Cubist artists came at the turn of the 20th century. Led by Picasso and Braque, Cubism brought about a new way of seeing and perceiving in art. Cubism introduced the idea of breaking down objects into planes and ultimately dismantling the way we think we should see. By flattening, abstracting and pulling apart the original form, Cubist artists sought to reject the concept of a single viewpoint, thus created art to push against the dominance of the linear perspective. Embodying the avant-garde, Cubism propelled and revolutionised the course of art, paving the way for art movements that followed including Futurism, Dadaism and Surrealism.
Today, Cubist artists continue to challenge the limits of a linear approach. Often interweaving elements of abstraction into pieces of art, Cubism continues to present new approaches to perceiving reality.