Featured Artists

Use our Featured Artists guides to learn about the most exciting emerging and established artists working today. Whether you’re looking to find out more about artists you love, or you’re wanting to discover new talent, our Featured Artists guides take you through everything from the process, to the all important concept that fuels an artist’s practice. Look at our Featured Artists guides and explore art and artists in more depth.

How the Featured Artists Guides Work

Our Featured Artists guides offer a deep dive into the artist behind the art. Take our guide, Gavin Turk: Giving Permanence to the Impermanent and Worth to the Worthless, where we take you through the evolution of the much-celebrated artist’s career and explore Gavin’s relationship with Britain and with the climate, or our piece, Magnus Gjoen: Reviving the Old to Make Way for the New, in which we track the artist’s overarching influences. Both guides offer an understanding of just what it is that makes an artist tick.

Featured Artist Guides You Won’t Want To Miss

Among our Featured Artists guides are pieces on some of the most highly regarded artists working today, alongside emerging new names in the art world. One guide that shows a glimpse of studio life and the process of creating work is Think what you want about Bruce McLean’s sculptures, just don’t think about them too much. Another must-read is Barry Johnson: The Art of Creating New Personas, which details the unusual winding road that led to Barry’s career as an artist. Find, read and discover more pieces like this with our Featured Artists Guides.

Top Contemporary Painters

Learn about the top contemporary painters working around the world and collect work from award-winning and emerging contemporary artists.

Surrealist Artists to Know About

We’ve put together a guide to the surrealist movement and highlighted contemporary Surrealist artists finding beauty in the unconventional and meaning in the unexpected.

Curated Collection: Reminiscent of David Hockney

To celebrate The Arrival of Spring, Normandy, David Hockney's latest exhibition which is currently on at the Royal Academy of Arts, we've put together a collection of works that remind us of the British artist's distinctive style.

Contemporary Middle Eastern Artists To Know About

Discover some of the most ground-breaking Middle Eastern artists working today and learn about the ones to watch on the contemporary art scene.

Guide to the Best Fashion Photographers

Discover the best fashion photographers and history-making modern artists who have shaped one of the most competitive, iconic niches of fine art. See classic works by photographers who created a new way to capture the fashion of their times, and enjoy the images taken by the leading fashion photographers of today’s art scene.

Rise Art’s Top 5 Asian Artists

Unearth new art from emerging and established contemporary Asian artists working around the world.

Rise Art’s Top 5 Digital Artists

Discover the history of digital art and explore work from the top digital artists working today.

The Best Photographers of the Moment: Rise Art’s Top 5

The best photographers working today are inspired by a range of media and produce a stunning variety of works, from ‘painting with the camera’ to captivating portraiture. Explore the masterpieces of five top photographers from around the world, whose work includes fashion photography, landscape scenes and eerie surrealism.

Art and Pride: 7 LGBTQ+ Artists Challenging the Canon

Museums and galleries are dominated by depictions of heteronormative sitters. In contexts where ‘coming out’ has been considered socially unacceptable, many artists have deliberately concealed their own, and their subjects’, sexuality, whilst others have signified queerness in covert and coded ways. However, today’s marked shift towards visibility in many cultures is enabling artists to be more open with expressing sexuality in their work.

Rise Art’s Top 5 Contemporary American Artists

American artists have led the way for modern and contemporary art since the late 19th century. From Whistler to Warhol, from Rothko to Rauschenberg, American artists are among some of the most recognised in the world. Explore some of the top American artists working today with Rise Art’s Top 5 Contemporary American Artists.

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