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Hygge Art

Get on board with the latest lifestyle trend with our collection of Hygge Art. It’s a movement that’s sweeping the nation, inspiring everything from interior design to personal philosophies and lifestyle approaches. Hygge is all about creating a warm and inviting environment to keep out the chill of winter, so expect to find paintings, collages and photography that uplift both the mind and soul. The term Hygge comes from Danish and is difficult to translate directly into English, but can be described as a feeling of cosiness and contentment that is considered to be characteristic of this Nordic culture. Given the cold climate of unforgiving winters, it’s no surprise that the Danes have focused their attention on indoor living, creating an atmosphere that draws you in from the cold and provides comfort throughout the darkest days. If you’re after a new piece to brighten up your collection or are just taking your first steps on your art collecting journey, our selection of Hygge Art is a great place to start. Choose from a diverse range of art from some of the most exciting artists practising today, working in a range of different mediums and styles. Our handy filter functions make it easy to narrow down your search according to your needs so that you can find a piece that’s right for you. The idea of bringing the outdoors in with the help of plants is central to the hygge lifestyle, and that extends into the realm of art as well. If this sounds like your taste, then have a look at the art of Robert Pereira Hind, an Edinburgh-based artist with an interesting approach. Using photographic ink pigment on gilded backgrounds, he creates images of nature that will slowly oxidise and change in appearance over time, just as the natural world does. There’s a warm and bright feel to all of these pieces, offering the perfect dose of hygge for your home. Another key feature of hygge art is a focus on warm colours and hues. Kenyan artist Paresh Nrshinga demonstrates this with her approach to abstract art, which makes use of a vibrant colour palette to communicate her artistic vision. We love her mixed media approach in pieces such as Lilac Mist, made using acrylic paints and gold leaf to create a bright and uplifting effect that contrasts beautifully against the blue tones of the piece. Using clean lines and simple colour palettes, Mat Cahill creates intriguing illustrations that would fit in perfectly with any hygge home. Citing influences such as David Hockney and Damien Hirst, for whom he acted as an assistant, Mat’s signature style and intriguing subject matter draws the viewer in and invites them to explore further. These pieces are not just aesthetically appealing, they also engage with social issues such as individuality and our place in an increasingly modernising society. We love his approach to human subjects, who are often depicted as part of huge crowds and may not be individually distinguishable.

Curated by Aimee Morris

Festive Works to Uplift Your Home

Get into the spirit of the season with our collection of Festive Works to Uplift the Home, where you’ll find art that sparks memories of the most wonderful time of the year. With a range of different mediums including paintings and photography, these artworks draw upon festive themes without being too directly related to Christmas, meaning you can enjoy them throughout the year. Here, you’ll find snow-covered landscapes and images of animals from icy climates to bring some festive charm into your home. Christmas is one of the most special times of the year for many people, and this emotional significance has had its impact on the art world. Artists from all different movements and mediums have drawn inspiration from some of the common motifs of the holiday season, whether that’s the glitz and sparkle that we associate with Christmas celebrations or the atmosphere of the natural world during the winter season. If you’re looking to begin or expand your art collection with some Christmas-themed pieces, this is the perfect place to start. Make use of our filters to narrow down your search according to size, orientation or price, and discover artwork that suits your tastes today. Start your search with a look at the works of Alexander Grigorev, a Russian artist who was born in Saint Petersburg and who spent his childhood immersed in the Siberian mountains. The snowy climate and subzero temperatures of this environment seem fitting to a collection of festive works, and there’s a certain sparkle to his artwork. Alexander uses wood to create his sculptures, covering them in gold paint to create a compelling metallic finish. This approach emphasises the lines and form of his work, which look beautiful when contrasted against a dark backdrop. If you’re interested in discovering new paintings, then explore what British artist Louise McNaught has to offer. Her art celebrates the beauty of nature and animals, ranging from those in the African savannah to more festive creatures such as polar bears and reindeer. Running through all her work is a gentle approach and a clear admiration for the animal kingdom, highlighting the delicate relationship and communicating a sense of awe. The vivid red of Wild Times #2 – Gold Edition is the perfect way to add some Christmas cheer to your home. Fans of a minimal style should explore the work of Mizue Yoshimura, a Japanese artist working with acrylic paints. While they may not be strictly Christmas-related, some of Yoshimura’s red or green pieces would complement a festive environment. Yoshimura’s works are inspired by the movements of light, water and the natural world, which can be seen through the concentric circles and repeated patterns that feature heavily throughout her art. Her original approach to her practice means that she adopts some unconventional techniques, such as building up layers of paint and engraving into these with a chisel to reveal hidden textures and colours beneath the surface.

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Artworks to Inspire

In the midst of the modern hustle and bustle, many of us maintain routines to keep us at maximum efficiency. Nonetheless, routines can quickly become mundane and tiresome, and we find ourselves in desperate need of re-energsing our daily inspiration. And what better way than with art? With this in mind we've picked out a carefully curated selection of delightful artworks that are sure to elevate your day, and add some extra fun.

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Guest Curator | Gabby Palumbo

Gabriella Palumbo is the face behind the award winning design blog FLAT15, and this week's guest curator. As an expert interior designer with a background in contemporary art, we were thrilled to invite her to share her wisdom and taste. Here, she has curated a bright and edgy collection of contemporary artworks perfect for any space. Her love of nature and clean geometry shines through in this colourful selection.

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Guest Curator | Martyn White Designs

This week’s guest curator on Rise Art is interior design expert Martyn White. With an academic background in interior design, Martyn is wildly passionate about the subject, and his innate desire to inspire clearly comes through in his renowned blog. Here Martyn shares his collection of hand picked artworks that reflect his personal taste for simple contemporary style.

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