The beginning of the current period in the history of art, dates back to the mid twentieth century. Contemporary art isn’t yet subject to specific divisions. It must be remembered that after years dominated by digital media, many artists returned to traditional device. We are presenting a few modern artists who can be recognized as contemporary painting’s icons.

Kristina Alisauskaite

Her minimalistic paintings show frozen, long lasting moments. The artist creates an uneasy visions of emptiness – she places a man on a trampoline at the edge of the painting’s empty space, she suspends a faceless figure in nothingness, and poses a table with missing tableware.

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‘DON’T ASK VIII’
Oil on canvas, 19.7  x 15.7 inches

 

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‘WONDERFUL EVERYDAY LIFE V’
Oil on canvas, 15.7 x 19.7 inches

 

GL Brierley

For a decade active on the international scene, had numerous solo exhibitions in Europe and the United States. His Neo-Baroque, very sculptural painting are – as he says, “like dressed dolls”. Solidified thick paint creates wrinkles, that are formed object – resembling portrait, still life and abstraction. From painting emerge recognizable mass-ons: lace, fur, frosting, wood and sugar.

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‘MATERSATZ’

2009, 10 x 11.5 inches, oil on wood

 

 

 

Carla Busuttil

In her paintings she presents a grotesque portrait of society, often invoking to public people. The work of the “Great British Smile”, “Wake up Rod” and “Alles Ist Schwindel” created the image of Margaret Thatcher which exists in the collective memory – with a distinctive hairstyle, broad shoulders and a string of pearls. 

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‘HEAD FULL OF GLUE’

2014, oil on canvas, 50 x 60 cm

 

André Hemer

His work intercepts painting and digital media. His abstract art catches the moment of transition digitized image and traditional painting facility. He is the author of projects in urban areas of Korea, New Zealand and Australia, where he lives and works.

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‘YOUR WAR IS OLD, YOUR GAME IS OVER’
Acrylic and pigment on canvas, 80 x 80 cm, 2010

 

Andrew Sendor

His hyper-realistic oil paintings add to pictures and photography digital image, digitalized, pixelated. His monochrome, usually black and white canvases or sometimes jpg, present an imaginary view of installation devised exhibitions.

Andrew Sendor Installation view: Boris Flumzy, "Lemornischka, Mrs. Flumzy’s Resurrected Spirit & The Mystery Inside Zilpah Gershowitz’s Womb," 2014, mixed media, dimensions variable, 2014  oil on panel; 46 x 62 ½ inches (116,8 x 158,7 cm) SW 15065

Andrew Sendor
Installation view: Boris Flumzy, “Lemornischka, Mrs. Flumzy’s Resurrected Spirit & The Mystery Inside Zilpah Gershowitz’s Womb,” 2014, mixed media, dimensions variable, 2014
oil on panel; 46 x 62 ½ inches (116,8 x 158,7 cm)

As it stands, civilization cannot enclose contemporary art in unitary formulas. Art reacts to the opportunities and threats surrounding world by works of artists. Artists find different means of expression for their searches. The ones above are only some of them!

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