Highlights: Sept 29 – Oct 5
Future Blue Chips
The following list highlights a diverse group of emerging contemporary, male and female artists, of different descents and backgrounds, working in sculpture, painting, photography, video, and mixed media. Each of them had a standout last couple of years, during which they have established themselves as a tours de force of contemporary art, with surely much more to come in the future. All ten of them represent extraordinary talents of wondrous aesthetics and styles, with prospects of tremendous careers laying ahead of them. If you are an artist, art collector, curator or simply an art lover, you should definitely keep your eyes open for these ten names as they are about to shake the art world in the upcoming years.
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Street Art Template
Stencil is probably the most popular technique used in graffiti and street art worldwide. Popularity of pre-stenciled art has many different reasons behind it. The technique provides graffiti artists with several important advantages, most important, the possibility to easily reproduce their work, hence to be more visible, and also to do it fast in order to disappear before getting caught by the police. Over time artists started experimenting with multi-layered cut out stencils to add more colors and illusion of depth to their pieces. This artistic experimentation resulted in much more elaborate and highly sophisticated stenciled artworks. Today we take a quick look at some of the world’s best stencil artists who took stencil art to a whole new level, both in terms of aesthetics and messages they are trying to convey.
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Damien Hirst once bluntly commented that “people would rather put their money into butterflies than banks” and with that in mind, today we are going to talk about affordable art created by great artists. Prints are the perfect choice for art lovers on tight budgets to get their hands on artworks of their favorite artists for reasonable prices. What follows is Widewalls’ selection of ten high quality prints created by some of the world’s most renowned and highly acclaimed urban- and contemporary artists. If you are an art aficionado who is looking for a piece to hang on the wall, or an investor with limited funds, who wants to invest in art early and wait for the prices to rise, keep in mind that art is first and foremost about aesthetic value and personal taste.
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The End of Overthrone
Many a time, we were witnesses of the extraordinary artistic achievements of the energetic and constantly active art duo CYRCLE. Their vigorous devotion to the creation of murals can be seen across the walls of cities on different continents. This summer, European cities have had the pleasure to become homes for artworks by this tireless art duo: from the beautifully executed artwork on a facade of a house in Munich, reflecting the unique style of the duo, to the masterful mural on the wall on Wesbanhof Station in Vienna through a collaboration with Gaia, as well as their massive mural for Cultura Nova project on the streets of Heerlen in Netherlands. Surely, CYRCLE. are a true paradigm of the articulation of fine art and urban art.
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Cold Blooded MTO
Known for his stunningly executed giants, lurking from of the most unusual places, MTO has been traveling the world extensively leaving his mark all over. His passion for large-scale supports his mastery in the mural painting techniques, but conceals his true nature. It appears that the contemporary urban illusionist MTO is composed of contrasts, since his recent first ever solo exhibition displayed small scale works only, executed entirely in the combination of black and red, his signature colors. The event was hosted by Galerie Monsieur in Paris, serving as a ten-day preview between September 18 and 28 for the main culmination coming in the form of Online Auction scheduled to begin TODAY, October 1, 2014.
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