If I asked you who your favourite and influencing artists are, who would you think of? Someone asked me that question recently and I could only rattle off a handful of names at the time. It’s a bit like trying to choose the names of the most favourite people you have ever met! But it got me thinking, who are my favourite artists right now?
So here’s my list of here’s a list of a few favourite and emerging artists I’m digging at the moment – at risk of leaving some out (please remind me by sharing your faves too.)
I admire artists who are not timid to express themselves, artists who push light, colour, contrast, boundaries, and emotions. I’m drawn to composition, shape, and movement. Control. Spontaneity. Rhythm. Art that is abstract, conceptual, dark, light, whimsical and beautiful.
The elegant simplicity of Marise Maas.
The dynamic movement of Waldemar Kolbulz.
I’m enjoying the discovery and interaction with emerging contemporary artists on Instagram.
Sally Anderson (NSW)
Laelie Berzon (Melbourne)
Stanislava Pinchuk / Miso
Brooklyn Whelan (Sydney)
Agneta Ekholm (Melbourne)
Untitled 2012 I am showing this painting at Yarra Sculpture Gallery in a group exhibition titled 'Of Colour and Light' together with @tezbrooks @louiseblyton @merryn_j_trevethan @beyer.sue @emma.langridge @melindaschawel @annaprifti from June 6-July 18 #art #fineart #abstract #abstractpainting#exhibition#onthewall#contemporaryart #melbourneart #melbourne #agnetaekholm #abstraction#yarrasculpturegallery@yarrasculpturegallery#throwbackthursday#throwback#ofcolourandlight #exhibition#gallery
and I’m enjoying watching the account of young Jasper Margaritis (14yo, Melbourne)
What do you think? As much as I love to create art, I also love the idea of collecting art. Just looking at their artwork, I’m inspired to fill up my sketch book with ideas.
Which artwork are you crushing on right now?