Looking for New Artworks? These are the Contemporary Artists to Watch Right Now
Convinced that the digital space is an invaluable tool for bringing transparency and equity to the art market, Singulart has created an outstanding platform for artists to gain international visibility and independently manage the sale of their works to a wide range of buyers. An online gallery with a unique approach to the artwork makers and collectors alike, Singulart offers a vibrant space filled with new cultures and creativity.
Singulart was founded in 2017 by three entrepreneurs Véra Kempf, Brice Lecompte and Denis Fayolle, brought together by their passion for art, internationalism and the digital world. Together, they work around the clock to promote their roster to a global audience.
While the gallery is dedicated to empowering artists, at the same time it encourages art lovers and collectors alike to explore new artistic horizons, to embrace new cultures and to be inspired by their unique roster.
The gallery represents contemporary artists from over 45 nationalities working in a variety of media and styles, including painting, photography, drawing, textile and digital art. Their roster is carefully curated and diverse, assuring quality to collectors and buyers alike.
If you are looking for new artworks for your collection, we bring you nine artists from Singulart’s rich roster who are currently in the spotlight. Be sure to check out the work of the rest of their artists as well, to find that perfect piece you have been looking for!
Featured images: Lena Dobrowolska, Teo Ormond -Skeaping, A meditation on the digital divide (detail), 2015; Wolfgang Neumann – Hansel und Gretyl (detail), 2012; Nanna Hänninen – People III (detail), 2012; Mona Choo – The Other Side (detail), 2015. All images courtesy of Singulart.
A German painter, art dealer, poet, musician and songwriter, Wolfgang Neumann depicts surreal nightmarish worlds as represented in media and trivial culture. Using cheerful but dissonant colors, the artist reduces individual motifs to create satirical scenarios replete with content. These pictures that he describes as “compressionism”, challenge the viewer with contrasting interpretations.
Although Neumann follows pictorial traditions of James Ensor, Goya, Dix Grosz and Beckmann, he uses a variety of modern techniques such as spray paint, acrylic and oil on canvas, and digitally achieved etchings. Using stylistic devices such as exaggeration, alienation, uncertainty, and critical self-reflection combined with punny picture titles, the artist reflects the modern world full of contradictions.
Featured images: Wolfgang Neumann; Wolfgang Neumann – Hansel und Gretyl, 2012.
Inspired and informed by the intersection of science and spirituality, the Singapore-born artist Mona Choo challenges viewers to work out what they actually see and what they think they are seeing. A multidisciplinary artist who combines printmaking, drawing, painting, digital print, and sculpture, she is concerned with the relationship between human consciousness and matter.
With influences that range from theoretical physics and sacred geometry to theories of higher dimensions, Mona Choo explores the consciousness of the self and the ways it can be “imprinted” into an object when a person creates it or handles it. Therefore, her works serve as energy storage vessels, carrying the energy of both their creator and handlers.
Featured images: Mona Choo; Mona Choo – The Other Side, 2015.
A German-born, Swedish-based artist, Christoph Mügge realized at the early age that art was his true calling. His early works included abstract, large-format paintings characterized by powerful brushstrokes, piles of paint or footprints. Inhabited by towers, bridges, machines or scaffolding, his desolate landscapes evoke fascination and oppression at the same time.
Having a desire to express himself in three dimensions, Mügge has expanded his practice to include sculptures and installation. In these installations, that can be described as roomy, noisy, and partly mechanical, the artist often includes ambiguous motifs such as trash or trash cans.
Featured images: Christoph Mügge; Christoph Mügge – Abgrund, 2010.
A visual artist from Finland, Nanna Hänninen uses mixed media techniques to blur the boundary between photography and painting. At the same time, she tends to blur the distinction between the reality and fiction. Using pictorial interventions such as expressive brushstrokes or splashes of paint, the artist covers and emphasizes elements of the original image in the background. Through this conceptual approach, she questions the very idea of photography as a representation of reality.
With abstractly painted traces, Hänninen highlights the artificiality of the image. The artist herself describes her photographs as drawings of her body movements where subject and the scenery melt into a single image.
Featured images: Nanna Hänninen; Nanna Hänninen – People III, 2012.
A Bristol-born and Australian-based photographer, Samye Asher uses his medium to evoke the energy and charge that can be felt when a person is immersed in the rawness of nature. The artist has been drawn to nature ever since he was a kid, exploring beaches, caves, and rock pools that make up the coastline.
Using studio lighting within the landscape, the artist creates scenes that blend reality and fantasy. These works invite the viewer to reflect their relationship and response to the natural world in our ever-increasing technological society.
Featured images: Samye Asher; Samye Asher – Cott Valley, 2016.
Through his practice, the artist Pavel Wolberg blurs the boundaries between fine art photography and photojournalism. Moving from the former Soviet Union to Israel as a child, he has developed a remarkable capacity to see his adopted country both intimately and from a distance. He is best known for capturing the tensions, absurdities and insecurities of daily life in Russian-Ukrainian and Israeli-Palestinian conflicts.
Capturing lives of everyday people amidst the instabilities of the region, Wolberg creates photographs imbued with a certain simplicity. Honest and real, these works are at the same time unsettling. With a poignant representation of potent, even unsettling imagery, he represents the complex times in which we live.
Featured images: Pavel Wolberg; Pavel Wolberg – Kiev, lovers demonstrating on the barricade, 2014.
A Polish-British artist, Lena Dobrowolska works with conceptual documentary photography and artist film. Since 2012, she has been collaborating with Teo Ormond-Skeaping on projects that deal with climate change and the Anthropocene. By exploring poverty, development and environmental disasters, the duo reveals vulnerability, resilience, adaptation and responsibility.
Addressing the shifting cultural meaning of Nature, they consider the relationship between climate change, environmental degradation, human rights and geopolitics, the Anthropocene and the ethics of documentary and journalistic practice.
Featured images: Lena Dobrowolska; Lena Dobrowolska, Teo Ormond-Skeaping – A meditation on the digital divide, 2015.
The Dutch photographer Marleen Sleeuwitz plays with the way we perceive time and place, creating disorienting effects. Transforming the interiors of random places for her photographic projects, she creates a certain estrangement from a known environment. Through a variety of physical reconstructions and alterations, she makes the viewer question their perception, leading them to a more spiritual or psychic perception of space.
Using a distorted scale and installations comprised of immense sheets of paper, clusters of neon tubes or tin foil, Sleeuwitz creates spaces that are suspended somewhere between reality and illusion. Creating a gap between seeing what is there and what is not, she exposes the true potential of these interiors.
Featured images: Marleen Sleeuwits; Marleen Sleeuwits – Interior no. 30, 2013.
A Polish photographer who lives and works between London and Mumbai, Alicja Dobrucka focuses on exploring cultural identity and cultural transfer. She is intrigued by the pointwhere cultures meet and merge and create new possibilities from these encounters.
Dobrucka uses analog photography, taking her time to capture the right moment. Having a deep involvement with her subjects, she observes and explores their immediate environment and the identity of these places. Her projects pose questions about vulnerability, youth, motherhood, domesticity and the passage of time.
Featured images: Alicja Dobrucka; Alicja Dobrucka – I like you, I like you a lot #1, 2008. All images courtesy Singulart.