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Post Modern

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Post modern, or sometimes referred to as contemporary art refers to the art produced from the mid-20th century to the present day. It encompasses a wide range of artistic styles, mediums, and themes, reflecting the diverse and rapidly evolving nature of the contemporary world. It is characterised by its openness to experimentation, interdisciplinary approaches, and a departure from traditional artistic conventions. Artists often explore new mediums such as installation, video art, performance, digital art, and conceptual art, blurring the boundaries between different art forms. They engage with a variety of subjects, including social, political, environmental, and cultural issues, as well as personal and individual experiences.

What are Post Modern styles?

Post Modern art includes a wide range of styles and approaches, reflecting the diverse and evolving nature of the art world. Abstract expressionism uses colour and form to evoke emotions and personal experiences. Pop art incorporates imagery from popular culture, mass media and consumerism, using bold colours and recognisable icons.

Other styles include minimalism using clean lines, geometric shapes and monochrome colour schemes, street art and graffiti, figurative realism representing the human figure, digital and new media, and post-modernism.

Notable Post Modern Artists

Ai Weiwei (China)

Ai Weiwei is a renowned Chinese artist and activist known for his provocative and politically charged works. His art addresses issues such as human rights, censorship, and social justice.

Yayoi Kusama (Japan)

Kusama is a celebrated Japanese artist known for her immersive installations, polka dot motifs, and vibrant sculptures. She explores themes of infinity, identity, and the exploration of the self.

Banksy (United Kingdom)

Banksy is an anonymous street artist known for his politically charged and thought-provoking stencilled works. His art often addresses social and political issues, using public spaces as his canvas.

Damien Hirst (United Kingdom)

Hirst is a British artist known for his provocative and controversial works that explore themes of life, death, and the fragility of existence. He is known for his use of animals, medicines, and preserved specimens in his installations.

Jeff Koons (United States)

Koons is an American artist known for his sculptures and installations that often appropriate popular culture and consumer objects. His works reflect themes of consumerism, materialism, and the boundaries between high and low art.

Kara Walker (United States)

Walker is a renowned African American artist known for her large-scale silhouetted installations and works on paper. Her art explores themes of race, gender, and power, often exploring the history of slavery and its legacies.

Post Modern Techniques

Creating contemporary art involves a combination of artistic vision, experimentation, and personal expression. Artists begin by developing an idea or concept often stemming from personal experience, social issues, or cultural references, then they research or sketch this to refine their concept.

Contemporary artists often explore various materials and mediums, as well as unconventional materials. This can include painting, drawing, sculpting, printmaking, digital manipulation, performance art, installation, and more. They may combine and experiment with different techniques to achieve their desired effect.

Contemporary art encourages artists to push boundaries and experiment with new ideas and approaches. Artists may try unconventional methods, mix mediums, or challenge traditional artistic conventions. This experimentation allows for innovation and the development of a distinct artistic style.

How did Post Modern art become popular?

Contemporary art became popular through a combination of factors, including cultural shifts, institutional support, globalization, critical recognition, and changing audience expectations.

These factors, along with the talent, innovation, and diversity of contemporary artists, contributed to the growing popularity and recognition of contemporary art. The evolving nature of contemporary art continues to captivate and inspire audiences, inviting them to explore new perspectives, challenge conventions, and engage with the dynamic artistic landscape.

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"I have had  a lifelong love since a young student for Andy Warhol…there is an international language in his work…he understood the media’s cult of celebrity, pushed it to the forefront and capitalised from it, Marilyn Monroe, Liz Taylor and Elvis to name but a few….household brands were under the spotlight with Campbells Soup tins and elevated from the mundane to the celebrated."

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