The Top Three Emerging Modern Artists To Watch
Drawing inspiration from cultural events of the times we live in, the variety of contemporary and modern art being created in this day and age is vast and thought-provoking. For luxury art collectors hoping to discern unique pieces, we’ve highlighted 3 emerging artists to watch in 2021. These are the artists being singled out for their forward-thinking visions and avant-garde themes.
Accardi’s diverse landscape includes references to ancient Roman sculpture, abstract art, and recognizable cartoons. His nod to diverse artists in his body of work gives the impression that within an Accardi collection, a separate world of modern and historical art has been created.
By placing a variety of subjects into one tableau, the world of Accardi encourages the audience to make connections between the art and themselves. While Accardi shows familiar subjects in dreamlike scenarios, they at once invite the viewer inward, mirroring nostalgic themes and trends. Accardi art is intriguing, ironic, playful, and striking; a must-have for surreal art enthusiasts.
Self-taught in the field of 3D art and digital sculpting, Gal Yosef focuses exclusively on digital design. He is a new kind of contemporary artist utilizing the latest technology in his creative process. Yosef’s personal art continues to evolve, depicting a darker, avant-garde version of an imagined cartooniverse.
While his work is created using computer technology, the physical pieces that collectors purchase include 3D free-standing sculptures as well as large-scale, 2D wall artworks encased in liquid glass.
Gal’s latest collection, The Iconic Series Volume III, features characters such as Squirtle, Pikachu, Woody, and Daffy Duck.
There is unquestionably a dark side to many of Gal Yosef’s creations. However, the whimsical, comedic nature of his work ultimately conveys his admiration and love for the characters he sculpts.
In her own words, each of Metis Atash’s sculptures is “infused with the energy of the moment in which they were created.” Adorned in thousands of Swarovski crystals, Metis’s pieces are a stunning visual experience. Her body of work includes elephant figures, multicolored Matryoshka dolls, and Buddha-inspired figures.
Metis’s sculptures can currently be seen and appreciated in Eden Gallery’s SoHo location.
Inspired by the meditative energy of Bali, each sculpture’s model is molded by hand before being sealed in resin. Both glass and clay sculptures are then intuitively hand-painted. The painted designs range from free-flowing patterns to tributes of artwork from iconic artists like Piet Mondrian. The final step involves meticulously adorning each sculpture with genuine Swarovski crystals. The number of crystals used in each sculpture varies from 1000-500,000, depending on the size and complexity of the work.
Atash’s pieces are meant to be perceived as the mirror of the human soul. They personify life’s duality and the merging of our inner beings with our physical selves. Taking inspiration from Eastern philosophy, Atash’s art focuses on nature, the relationship between humanity and a higher power, health and longevity, as well as action through inaction to produce harmony with the universe.