Abstract art is enjoying a resurgence of popularity right now. There are many new and emerging abstract artists who are making a big impression on the art world. Here is our pick of the new abstract artists to watch.
1) Molly Zuckerman Hartung
This Chicago based artist is certainly one to watch. In many ways her creations are really a hybrid of paintings and sculpture as she brings a lot of textural complexity to her work. She is taking an exciting and unconventional approach to abstract art. She uses different materials on canvas to give a collage effect.
2) Frank Ammerlaan
This Dutch artist now lives and works in London. There is a certain calmness in much of Ammerlann’s work. If you view many of his most well-known pieces from a distance you will think that you are not seeing much detail. However, a closer inspection will reveal the incredibly intricate work with very think lines and threads. His work literally seems to draw you in to explore it more closely.
He has recently included sculpture and photography in his range of work. He has also started working exploring chemicals as a painting medium. He has carried out extensive research to create a very different medium.
3) Robert Holyhead
This British artist generally works on a small scale canvas. His work is mostly characterized by leaving a lot of the canvas its original white color. He generally uses only small traces of color, giving a translucent effect to his work.
4) Kadar Brock
Kadar Brock is very much the abstract artist of the moment. He is based in New York and is well known for his abstract paintings. He mixes a number of contrasting techniques. The emphasis is on taking his influences from the history of abstract paintings, but he often introduces an element of the unexpected into his work. He makes use of the drip technique which was pioneered by Jackson Pollock.
5) Davide Balliano
Although he was originally from Italy, Davide Balliano is now based in New York. He was originally known for his sculptures, but more recently has exhibited a number of abstract art paintings.
His work is heavily influenced by the pioneers of geometric abstract art. He works pre-dominantly in black and white on geossed boards. His works are very precise, but also he leaves the marks of the ground work for these paintings on the canvas so that you can see the process of his work.
6) Anne Neukamp
There are many layers to Anne Neukamp’s work. Literally. She uses everyday familiar objects as he inspiration, but builds on them to given them an abstract interpretation. She makes skillful use of a number of interesting techniques including trompe l’oeil.
7) Guan Xiao
Guan Xiao is based in Beijing, China. Her work is a fascinating mixture of old and new media and technology. She is well known for her sculptures which incorporate video and projection. Her aim is to challenge the observer to look at the old and the new in a different context. She puts contrasting ideas together to challenge the observer.