Contemporary Art: an honest point of view

Contemporary Art: an honest point of view

I would like to talk to you about the latest artistic movement that modernism had a great influence on, and by that, I mean Contemporary Art.

I will start by presenting some characteristics of Contemporary Art which include, among many others, trends like pop art, minimalism, photorealism, installation, earth art, and street art. I will then proceed on trying to respond to a rather peculiar question: Can artists get more creative than they are right now?

Contemporary art was born in the second half of the 20th century, more specifically at the dawn of the 1970s. Contemporary art embraces several forms and shapes. It is a movement that has no limits and never ceases to amaze. Nowadays, it is easier than ever to get access to any type of art.

I really like that everyone has the chance to pick a side, to be and feel included. No matter what your preferences are, you will always find a refuge in art. Moreover, there is an impressive variety of very talented artists out there that succeed to proudly represent their artistic movement. My favourites are Jeff Koons (Neo-Pop artist), Gerhard Richter (Photorealist artist), Dan Flavin (Minimalist artist), Yayoi Kusama (installation artist).

The world we live in finds itself in a continuous state of development, a competition that never comes to an end. Given these conditions, a question immediately pops up in my head. Like I said before, there is no limit to expressing yourself these days. Technology plays a huge role in all this matter, serving as a magic tool that is able to fulfill any wish. Basically, anything that stirs your imagination may come to life if you put your mind to it.

So, can artists get more creative than they are right now? Can they surpass themselves in the future? Or, can the next generation design and conceive something brand new, something that has never been seen before?

My answer would be yes, they can and they will. The underlying secret is that people tend to reinterpret pieces of art. Scholars call this phenomenon “appropriation”, offering a unique version of something that was done in the past. The so-called “content creators” are so ingenious and push their boundaries above the sky. There is no doubt that they will continue to do so.

Therefore, I would like to point out that Contemporary Art is not a trend that will come and go, it is just another door through evolution and we should all perceive it as a medium that brings lives together and makes them nicer.


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