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Artfetch

We're welcoming a whole new batch of great artists to Rise Art! This influx of new talent comes straight from the curated online gallery Artfetch, which has just been acquired by Rise Art. A like-minded place for customers to find fresh new art handpicked by the experts - namely by the art worldly co-founders Patricia & Katie Tsouros and their team of curators - Artfetch's portfolio is a perfect fit here at Rise Art, and we're very excited to release this collection showcasing the diverse array of contemporary artists joining us from Artfetch over the next few weeks. Keep up to date with all of the new artists coming onboard and discover their stunning artworks in this expanding collection.

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The Sophisticate Collection

As a Sophisticate, you’re a style expert in your own right, championing individuality and taste. We believe that the art you choose should be an extension of your personality, so our curators have handpicked a collection of elegant works to appeal to your inner Sophisticate, guaranteed to bring some elegance into your home. Browse the selection and discover our top artist recommendations just for you.

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The Scandi Collection

Get to know the cool, minimal style of northern Europe when you browse our Scandi artwork collection. The popularity of Scandinavian design has exploded in recent years, with many artists adopting the clean, understated look and soft pastel palettes used in these countries. Here, you’ll find the work of artists who have drawn inspiration from this movement, working with everything from painting to collage. The collection is ideal for anyone who finds beauty in simplicity, and for all those looking to add some Nordic style to their art collection. What we have come to understand as Scandinavian design originates in the early 20th Century. Between the two world wars, an increasing focus on simple lines and a refined elegance can be found in Swedish, Danish and Norwegian design, and this characteristic style continues to the modern day. One of the key elements of Scandinavian design is functionality, and this can be observed in the visual arts too. These artworks convey a message in a straight-forward and effective way, without resorting to excessive embellishment. Scandinavian design is often referred to as democratic, given that it aims to appeal to all with its simple look and a focus on accessible, affordable products. This focus on accessibility and universal appeal can undoubtedly be linked to the political climate of these liberal countries. As Scandinavia began to modernise, they aimed to create art and design that was engaging and attractive to all of their citizens, rather than gearing it towards an elite group of society. Look no further if you’re keen to buy Scandinavian inspired art. We’ve brought together some of the best contemporary artists working in this minimal style. Make use of our search filters to narrow down artworks according to your preferences and budget, and find the perfect piece to add to your collection today. Matt Jukes is an Australian artist who creates mono prints in a simple yet powerful style. Focusing primarily on landscapes, Matt abstracts away from the familiar and instead focuses on the lines that his subject is composed of. Each piece has a kind of misty, nostalgic quality that is reminiscent of the chilly climates of northern Europe. Despite the understated nature of his work, Matt still manages to create that art that is incredibly evocative and emotional. Photographer Read Hearne adopts the clean lines and visual simplicity of Scandinavian style while injecting his own vibrant colour palette. His photographs are largely abstract, obscuring the true nature of the subject and instead focusing on colour and form. The result is exciting artwork that makes a huge impact with its inherent geometry, patterns and sense of motion. For those looking for truly minimal art, we recommend taking a look at Stephen Whatcott. This British artist is unafraid to work with an entirely monochrome palette, eschewing colour in his aim to explore different textures and compositions. With this direct and unadorned style, Stephen challenges our expectations of what art should be. Although his style is incredibly simple and there is no discernible subject, these pieces are visually interesting and emotionally raw.

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Inspired by Hockney

Celebrating one of the most influential artists of the last century, our Inspired by David Hockey collection brings together contemporary artists who are following on in his tradition. Hockney is a polymath who has worked with a variety of different media, ranging from paintings to photography and working in various other visual arts such as stage design. Despite this diversity, David Hockney has an unmistakable style that runs through all of his work, characterised by bright colours, clear lines and the influence of his two (very different) homes: California and the north of England. He was born in Bradford, England, and went on to study at the Royal College of Art in London. He quickly garnered success and attention, featuring in the Young Contemporaries exhibition that heralded the arrival of the British Pop Art movement. In the 1960s he moved to California, a location that was to have a huge influence on his artwork, inspiring some of his most iconic pieces. David Hockney is perhaps best known for his depictions of Los Angeles living. His bright colours, clean lines and experimentation with perspective mean that his work is instantly recognisable. These acrylic paintings often took swimming pools as the central subject, although he was also known to paint the interiors and exteriors of LA homes. With a long and successful career behind him, David Hockney continues to create art to this day, incorporating modern technologies as he develops his style. He started to make his first homemade prints in the 1980s, and in 2009 he began using iPhones and iPads to create digital paintings. These digital works were first showcased in a 2011 exhibit at the Royal Museum of Ontario. The Inspired by Hockney collection is a celebration of this artist’s iconic style, showcasing contemporary artists who are working with similar techniques and aesthetics. Browse the collection today and make use of our search filters to narrow down according to your requirements so that you can find the perfect piece to add to your collection. Get a taste for California with Reed Hearne, an American painter and photographer. Geometric patterns and textures feature strongly in his work, and the vibrant colour palette and Californian settings lend a certain Hockney-esque feel to them. We love the vibrance of his work, and his use of block colours and clean lines creates a sense of abstraction in his photography, focusing on form and colour rather than the identity of his subject. Bonnie and Clyde, also known as Steph Burnley, is a British artist creating mixed media collages of urban spaces. Drawing upon a wide variety of source material, her works depict cities across the world in interesting and unusual ways. The influence of Hockney is clear to see in Everybody Loves the Sunshine, in which palm trees and a swimming pool are set against images of the Californian desert. Bruce Mclean is a Scottish artist who features heavily in the Inspired by Hockney collection. Working in an abstract style, Bruce creates prints and paintings that make use of organic shapes and luminous colours to great effect. He is unafraid to experiment, challenging the boundaries of traditional art through his use of collage and hand-painted motifs.

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The Spring Catalogue

The unfurling of new leaves, the many colours of blossoming flowers and the proliferation of new life in spring provides artists with endless inspiration to fuel their work, which you can find here in our Spring artwork catalogue. This perennial subject has always featured in the visual arts, beginning from the cave paintings of ancient times that would welcome the new life of spring after the harshness of winter. These days, contemporary artists are working in exciting ways to breathe new life into these works, creating everything from paintings to photography. Some of the most important artworks relating to spring originate from the Renaissance period. Botticelli’s Primavera is one such obvious example, a large panel painting that depicts figures from classical mythology gathered in a garden in bloom. Interestingly, this painting has provoked much controversy in its interpretation, with art historians unable to decide on a clear narrative or meaning. However, most agree that the central theme is the lush growth of spring, a topic that persists in contemporary art and that can be found in The Spring Catalogue. Fast-forward to the 20th Century and the same preoccupation with the turning seasons is still observable. Take German artist Franz von Stuck, for example, who worked to humanise each of the seasons in a similar way to Botticelli. His 1902 painting The Spring depicts a woman in Art Nouveau style, with flowing hair and bouquets of flowers to symbolise the growth of the new season. Within The Spring Collection, there is a wide variety of artworks produced in different styles and media. Make use of our search filters to narrow down according to your interests and find the perfect artwork to add to your collection. Whether you’re just taking your first steps in the art collecting world or already know the ropes, we’re on hand for any advice you may need. Kerry Day is a British-based artist creating contemporary botanical prints. Her artwork is made with thick, clearly defined lines and bright colours, creating an almost cartoon-like style that jumps right out at you. We love the bright feel of her art that celebrates the beauty of plants, expressing an undeniable sense of optimism. Interested in a more abstract take on The Spring Catalogue? Take a look at Naoko Paluszak, a Japanese artist who now lives and works in the United States. These are not your typical floral paintings – using broad and sweeping brushstrokes and an evocative colour palette, Naoko creates artwork that toes the line between figurative and abstract. These pieces are a perfect example of how modern artists are approaching the genre in fresh and exciting ways. If you’d prefer to get your hands on some photography, then Paul Coghlin makes an excellent choice. This English artist, who grew up in the beautiful natural surroundings of England’s New Forest, takes nature as a central subject in his work. With astounding detail, he captures some of the symmetry, texture and patterns that can be found upon close examination of flowers. In this way, Paul manages to create a sense of abstraction in his work, focusing primarily on the geometry of the flower.

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