21st Century Artists

I’ve been to many museums over the years, travelling from country to continent. Paying pounds, dollars and euros to see each cultures take on the subject of art. After all the corridors of paintings, sculptures and photographs I have discovered one thing… I’m not a big fan of art galleries.

However, this is a post to show my love and passion for it. This is the left hand side of my brain saying ‘No, you are creative! You do have an eye for it’.

1. Liu Bolin – The Invisible Artist.

This guy blew my mind, at first glance he tricked my brain. I didn’t know what I was looking at… Is it photoshopped? No, this guy has painted his background on him to merge himself into the picture. A subtle reference to whether it is right or wrong to blend into the background or stand up/out and be counted? Genius.

 

Liu Bolin - The Invisible Man
Liu Bolin

Liu Bolin - The Great Wall

Liu Bolin
Liu Bolin
Liu Bolin
Liu Bolin - The Birds Nest, Beijing
Liu Bolin - The Birds Nest, Beijing
Forbidden City - Invisible Man
Forbidden City - Invisible Man

Liu Bolin - JCB

JCB - Invisible Man
Invisible Man Grafiti
Invisible Man Grafiti
Liu Bolin - Venice
Liu Bolin - Venice

 

2. Gwon Osang – Deodorant Type

I first came across Gwon Osang’s work when I was told one of our family friends (Graham Massey, 808 State) was having his portrait exhibited in Manchester Art Gallery by a Korean artist. Off I went, and I was not disappointed. Graham looked a masterpiece, a particularly like the artists detailing on the trainers of each of his models. But the model that stole the show for me was the Policeman on his horse. Literally phenomenal.

 

Gwon Osang - Policeman and Horse
Gwon Osang - Policeman and Horse
Gwon Osang - Sculpture
Gwon Osang - Sculpture
Gwon Osang - Buried Under Washing
Gwon Osang - Buried Under Washing
Graham Massey (808 State) - Deodorant Type
Graham Massey (808 State) - Deodorant Type

 

3. Banksy – Grafiti Artist

I stumbledupon Banksy in the latter parts of 2010. It was one of my better stumbleupons, I think I favorited the page within about 23 seconds of landing on it. He has a great catalog of work. Some political, some enviromental and some humourous. What cant you like about that? And please dont give me any of that “he should wash it all off’ malarky, the guy is an creative genius. My favourite has to be the ‘I remember when all this was trees’. However I do have a soft spot for the double yellow lines one as its so simple and a complete middle finger to the ticket inspectors.

Banksy - Balloon Police
Banksy - Balloon Police
Freedom - Double Yellow Lines
Freedom - Double Yellow Lines
Banksy - Paradise
Banksy - Paradise
Banksy - Tweetybird
Banksy - Tweetybird
FREE PARK ING
FREE PARK ING
Banksy - I Remember When All This Was Trees
Banksy - I Remember When All This Was Trees

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