New Year, New You, New Art
Ready to refresh the spaces you love the most, especially now that we are spending more time in them? It is our pleasure to provide guidance through tailored advisement and curated collection highlights. Keep reading to find artists in our collection that fit your style!
Are You a Maximalist?
Maximalism, in the arts and design, is an aesthetic of excess in reaction to Minimalism. A bold style, Maximalism is characterized by mixed patterns and textures, saturated colors and a general “more is more” philosophy.
Hassan Hajjaj is a master portraitist, taking studio and street portraits of friends, musicians, and artists, as well as strangers from the streets of Marrakech that combine the visual vocabulary of contemporary fashion photography and pop art in an intelligent commentary on the influences of tradition in the interpretations of high and low branding and the effects of global capitalism.
Carlos Quintana is a contemporary Cuban artist known for his expressive paintings that meld collective memory, fantasy, and personal symbolism. His figural paintings shift between the grotesque and the beautiful, exploring the formal properties of the medium to depict protagonists ripped from referential narrative in favor of seductive anonymity.
Are You a Minimalist?
Minimalism, in both art and design, centers around the idea of eliminating excess and making room for essential components. A focus on materials and the elegance of intersecting planes and objects in proximity to one another define the minimalist aesthetic.
American artist Christine Corday engages a materials practice that utilizes the evolving human scale of perception and fundamental forces. Corday’s compositions are materially informed and informing; allowing awareness of perceptual bias as well as broadening sensory engagement with touch and the indexical register of memory on their material surfaces.
One of the most significant artists of his generation and considered a leader of the Minimalism movement, Richard Serra is best known for large-scale abstract steel sculptures, whose substantial presence forces viewers to engage with the physical qualities of the works and their particular sites.
German artist Erik Niedling’s works revolve around the construction of history and the index of that history through the processes of archiving, organizing and preservation. In his Pyramid Painting series, Niedling uses soot from his own torched artworks as a coloring agent for newly generated artworks.