When we talk about Art, the first thing that pops into our head are beautiful paintings that are not just eye catching but are equally mysterious and full of expressions. Since a long time, artists have expressed their thoughts and desires in their paintings and have come out with amazing masterpieces.
Contemporary art is considered to be one of the most complex yet the most expressive. It reflects the modern society and the issues relevant to ourselves and the world around us. Contemporary artists question the traditional ideas of how art is defined, what constitutes art, and how art is made. Here are a five greatest contemporary artists of all time.
1) Odd Nerdrum :
Odd Nerdrum is a Norwegian figurative painter whose work has been in direct conflict with the norms of the abstraction and conceptual art in Norway. His painting technique is based on traditional methods of mixing and grinding of his pigments. What’s interesting is that he works on live models often himself and his family members. Drifting, One Story Singer, Baby, Chosen, Bork in Paris are some of his masterpieces.
2) Neo Rauch :
Neo Rauch is a German artist, and His work reflects the influence of socialist realism. Rauch’s paintings have a narrative intent, but it’s closer scrutiny presents the views with various enigmas. His works for Para has been widely acknowledged.
3) Atul Dodiya :
Atul Dodiya is one of the most famous contemporary Indian artists. Dodiya’s paintings reflect his influence of the modernist currents and Indian modernist masters, but it manages to re-interpret their traditions with a modern perspective. His works engage both the political and the art history in a unique way. Tree lovers for J.J, Snail on the shoulder, Dr Patel’s clinic are some of his acknowledged works.
4) H.R. Giger :
H.R. Giger was a Swiss painter & sculptor. He was best known for his airbrushed images of humans and machines. These images linked the human and the machine in a cold ‘biomechanical’ relationship. Later he abandoned airbrush work for pastels, markers, and ink. His Penis Landscape is considered to be one of his best works.
5) Alex Grey :
Alex Grey is an American visionary artist. Grey’s paintings are a blend of sacred, visionary and postmodernism. His art is a complex integration of body, mind, and spirit. His paintings are infused with an intense and subtle light that is rare to find. Some of his great works are Tantra, Kissing, Transfiguration, Pregnancy, and promise.