4 Trends that Will Move the Art World
The world of art has gone through and experienced many years of innovation, modernization and evolution over time. Some of the biggest changes occurred, especially in recent months owing to the ongoing global pandemic, COVID-19. The art world today in 2021 is quite different from the one we know or have seen, considering how the very landscape of it has evolved due to the pandemic. But, it’s not just limited to this.
Alongside the emergence of increased virtual engagement, there are so many other trends that can potentially move the art world forward for the better.
An Increase in the Number of Virtual Art Exhibitions
Museums and art galleries have surely enjoyed a significant boom till a few years back, but from the looks of it, they have swiftly moved to online platforms to keep up with the need of the hour. This year has already seen a great increase in the number of virtual art exhibitions, and it’s safe to say that the online marketplace is going to be a huge game-changer. For better or for worse, the online, virtual trend is likely to move the art world.
Although, it looks like it’s actually for the better considering how Jodi Pollack, the co-worldwide head of Sotheby’s 20th Century Design, decided to move her mid-season sale online in March last year. While this was quite a risky move, and her team members were definitely concerned, the results certainly exceeded their expectations.
All of this has quickly evolved into what’s being referred to as ‘Museum from Home’ in San Diego, California, for instance, where most museums, art institutes and galleries are now focused on providing fun and interactive virtual experiences to people.
Over the next few years, we can expect to see more online art marketplaces, virtual exhibitions and viewing rooms making rounds on numerous social media platforms.
A Boost In Street Art
There’s surely nothing new about street art, and it has been around for quite a while now. However, it seems to be moving the world of art in a whole other direction given the recent increase in the use of street art as an expression in reference to the ongoing pandemic.
They say that art makes the world go round, and street art is definitely the one that does it best. Speaking of which, one of the biggest murals in San Diego was painted last year in March by a group of local street artists. The mural is almost 50-feet, and it basically pays tribute to South Park’s community and is a representation of the love that its residents have for their dogs. The mural displays silhouettes of three dogs that seem to be howling at a white moon. Right next to it, you will see the words ‘South Park’ in paint.
A Transformed Appreciation and Love for Nature
Nature has always been a source of inspiration for artists all over the world. It has so much to offer, so there are no surprises as to why artists turn to nature to get inspired.
However, there seems to be a renewed love and appreciation for nature among artists where they have begun to seek much greater inspiration from nature for their work. Artists are now trying to connect with the natural outside world in an attempt to come up with innovative and engaging pieces that also help people by acting as a way for them to escape.
2021 is likely to witness bigger and more detailed representations of the natural world, whether through expansive landscapes or gigantic sweeping hills. In 2020, for instance, a $35 million dollar landscape by Hockney, an English Painter, was sold at Philips. This goes to show how nature-inspired art is likely to move the art world forward from this moment onwards.
More of 3D Motion Graphic Design
We all have seen and are still witnessing the ever-growing exploration of the virtual world this year that has transformed into one of the biggest trends in the art world. This has further boosted the growth of digital 3D motion graphic design, which is a highly exciting and creative form of art. 3D motion graphic designs seem to have captured the attention of so many artists all over the world where their work features huge, animated images, among many other things.
A talented motion designer, ShaneF followed the very trend by filling the corners of New York with his ever-amazing 3D art. His art majorly featured things like floating hearts that raced through transparent pipes. It’s safe to assume that these 3D motion graphic design artworks are creating the ideal setting for the digital age of the art world and could very well become a trend that will create a wave in the art world.
Where is the Art World Headed?
Given the current changes and the unpredictability of the world today, it is hard to say or even predict where the future of the art world is headed. However, considering the changes and innovations that have been occurring lately, one can say that trends like virtual art exhibitions and experiences are here to stay.
From an increase in the artistic representations of nature to more street art and displays of 3D motion graphic design works, these trends seem to have the potential to really move the art world!
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