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Welcoming Autumn Into Your Art Collection

  • April Gornik - Fall Forest Light (detail), 2015
September 23, 2019
A philosophy graduate interested in critical theory, politics and art. Alias of Jelena Martinović.

Autumn has been often described as the most artistic season of the year. A season of harvest and hibernation before the winter, it brings beauty with a picturesque metamorphose of nature as we watch the leaves changing into multi-colored works of art before finally falling away. A season of opposites, spiritually inspired and monotonous, creative and irreparable, with variegated and faded drab, it has inspired many artists throughout history.

On the first day of autumn, we bring you ten contemporary artworks inspired by this picturesque season. The best part is that you can own all of these right now!

Featured image: April Gornik – Fall Forest Light (detail), 2015. All images courtesy of their respective galleries.

  • Adha Widhayansah - The autumn, 2019

Adha Widhayansah - The Autumn

An Indonesian self-taught artist, Adha Widhayansah creates works in the impressionist style, characterized by bright colors. Continuing to explore and learn through his process, he always seeks to exceed his expectations. His works are drawn from his personal experiences, but also those of the others.

Titled Autumn, this work is the artist’s visualization of this wonderful season.

See more info about the work here.

  • Robert Indiana - Autumn, Four Seasons of Hope, Gold Portfolio, 2012

Robert Indiana - Autumn, Four Seasons of Hope, Gold Portfolio

Best known for his involvement with the Pop Art movement, Robert Indiana created an extraordinary body of work centered on bold and simple words and numbers. His bold rendering of the word “love”, comprised of two parts of colorful capital letters stacked in a square, in which the letter O swoons on its side, has become as universal as the word itself.

When Barack Obama first ran for office, Indiana gave his support by recasting LOVE  as another four-letter word – HOPE, executed his distinct graphics that is both timeless and timely. The series Four Seasons of Hope, Gold Portfolio (Winter, Spring, Summer, Autumn) is comprised of four works executed in subtle gradations of color to suggest each season.

See more info about the work here.

  • Ton Schulten - Autumn I, 1998

Ton Schulten - Autumn I

A Dutch contemporary artist, Ton Schulten is widely known for his landscape paintings, where he uses blocks of strong colors to depict the scenery. Emotional and so beautifully composed, shapes, colors and compositions in Schulten’s work provide a sense of tranquillity.

The work Autumn I is rich with emotion, enchantment, glow and luster, but also the power and mystery.

See more info about the work here.

  • Joyce Weinstein - First of Autumn Country Fields, 2014

Joyce Weinstein - First of Autumn Country Fields

A highly respected New York, Joyce Weinstein brings an abstract sensibility to landscape imagery. Depicting the ever-changing qualities of the sky, fields, woods and streams, old barns, haystacks, and weeds and wildflowers, she aims to capture the essence of what she has seen and felt, making what is seemingly ambiguous.

Representing another kind of landscape painting, more “real” than literal interpretations, the work First of Autumn Country Fields brings a field of browns, tans, and umbers, but also reds and magentas.

See more info about the work here.

  • April Gornik - Fall Forest Light, 2015

April Gornik - Fall Forest Light

An American fine artist, April Gornik is best known for her landscape works depicting seas, lakes, fields, rain and storms, all rooted in observed and remembered reality that became abstracted. These realist yet dreamlike works embody oppositions and speak to America’s historically conflicted relationship with nature.

Titled Fall Forest Light, the present work depict a forest view bathed in autumn colors. Her work often acts as a protest against our destructive behavior towards nature.

See more info about the work here.

  • Jakob Kirchmayr - Herbst ohne Ernte, 2018

Jakob Kirchmayr - Herbst ohne Ernte

An Austrian artist and illustrator, Jakob Kirchmayr is known for his associative paintings saturated with symbolism and rawness. Rooted in the tradition of Informel, his expressive works suggest the inner (self-)exploration of themes of human suffering and existence in general.

Titled Herbst ohne Ernte, the present work represents a visualization of metaphors drawn from the artist’s imagination. The artist plays with different levels of meaning by allowing figurative elements to freely transition into abstract ones.

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  • Simafra - Linfa D'Autunno, 2016

Simafra - Linfa D'Autunno

An Italian artist also known as Riccardo Prosperi, Simafra is recognized for his rich and expressive oil paintings. Inspired by nature, his art is instantly recognizable by its rich color palette, incredible layered textures and the sumptuous use of gold leaf to accent pieces.

Like many of the artist’s works, Linfa D’Autunno is inspired by nature, a subject which enriches the artist’s soul. As he explained, “this theme is ancient and yet enduring, just like my painting, that aims to be timeless.”

See more info about the work here.

  • Logan Hicks - Rainy Day, 2018

Logan Hicks - Rainy Day

A New York-based stencil artist and photographer, Logan Hicks explores the dynamics of the urban environment in his art. He has a remarkable ability to capture the sometimes mundane cycle of city life in a haunting, yet refined way with his hand-sprayed stencils.

In the present work, the artist captured an ordinary rainy day in a city. With a photorealistic style, he draws a parallel between the cold, harsh city and a warm, vibrant organism, dwelling upon the nuances of city life that epitomize the urban existence.

See more info about the work here.

  • Jean-Luc Guin'Amant - Leaf I, 2019

Jean-Luc Guin'Amant - Leaf I

A French contemporary artist, Jean-Luc Guin’Amant works in a wide range of media, producing paintings, sculptures, installations, and etchings. His works integrate the lyricism of the abstraction, prompted by a resolution of the opposites: the thickness of the material-world and transparency of the immaterial.

Titled Leaf I, the present work is an animated, muscular canvas, which is at the same time made of softness, of invitation to dream. The work invites participation, involvement and projection, encouraging viewers to get lost in it.

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  • Thomas Ruff - tripe_20 Trimium. Umbrella tree, on bank of a tank, 2018

Thomas Ruff - tripe_20 Trimium. Umbrella tree, on bank of a tank

Internationally acclaimed for his explorations of photography, Thomas Ruff is best known through his serial works, portraits and digital images. Described as a master of edited and reimagined images, his photographs intend to spur the imagination rather than capture reality. With his work, he continues to blur the line between reality and fiction.

Alongside the analog and digital exposures he has taken himself and his own computer-generated pictures, he also uses photographs from scientific archives, and reworked pictures culled from newspapers, magazines and the internet. A fine example for the latter is the work tripe_20 Trimium. Umbrella tree, on bank of a tank.

See more info about the work here.