When you discover new artwork for sale by an artist you have always admired it can be very exciting. Many artists now have their own websites to sell their artwork online in Australia. Keeping an eye on what is new is time consuming unless you know where to go. An online art gallery is a perfect resource for keeping up with trends and the new works of established and emerging artists.
Modern trends in the art world are known to change every five years or so. In 2014 art trends on the rise are predicted to be pop up projects, artworks expressing sustainability and ecological issues, superfiction art (where fragmented narrative meets visual art) and the merging of painting and sculpture. If this is latest trend is the case then this well-known quote by Czech born British playwrite Tom Stoppard “It is not hard to understand modern art. If it hangs on a wall it’s a painting, and if you can walk around it it’s a sculpture” will no longer be accurate.
Online art gallery Art to Art plays host to Australia’s most exciting and confident new artists. These talented minds explore mediums, push boundaries and create pieces that are uniquely refreshing. A visit to the Art to Art web store is a refreshing delight, like following Alice down an art lined rabbit hole.
The best art collections have always been a fusion of old and new, but as we head towards 2020 ‘new’ is entirely different. Art to Art curator Philippa Demase recently explored MONA, the Museum of Old and New Art in Tasmania and said, “MONA left me speechless, this truly is one of the most sensational experiences I have had and I cannot recommended it enough.”
The nature of the artist is to be exploring the question “what if?” and then pushing creative boundaries until something fabulous occurs. A visit to Melbourne for the end of year graduate exhibitions held at the Victorian College of the Arts, Monash and RMIT is an excellent place to spot new art trends.
Sometimes pushing for something new results in a re-interpretation of what is old. The former Head of Painting at Victoria College of the Arts, Victor Majzner is one of Australia’s most prominent painters. His 2012 exhibition drew on 3000 years of Jewish ideas to interpret sound and song, thoughts and words into striking and sometimes erotic visual forms expressed majestically as oil on canvas.
Advances in technology are also allowing new forms of print reproduction. Giclée is a type of digital fine-art print where the original image is scanned on a drum scanner then reproduced typically using inkjet printing, therefore capturing all the tonalities and hues of the original painting. This is taking limited edition prints to a whole new level. Read more here http://arttoart.com.au/giclee-print/
Another trend is the use of trompe l’oeil (tricking the eye) where art is not always what it seems. In this way digital art is pushing boundaries in photography techniques. The botanical photography of Melbourne’s Carmel Louise is bold, beautiful and emotive. Carmel uses a technique of “deconstructed photography” to create mesmerising new image patterns that cannot be predetermined from the original object.
Jackson Pollock, the famous abstract expressionist sums up modern art and indeed modern art buying when he said, “The strangeness will wear off and I think we will discover the deeper meanings in modern art.”
The strangeness of looking for artwork for sale online is wearing off and becoming a normal way to buy modern artwork online in Australia.