15 More of the Best Modern Day Artists - Part 3
Are you ready for three more of the best modern day artists out there today? Good, then let's get into it!
Just a quick reminder, for those that might assume I'm playing favorites, the artists are listed in alphabetical order. I really wouldn't be able to pick a single favorite if I tried, but maybe you can!
This is the midway point in the series and the creativity is far from over so get ready to dive in head first. Feel free to explore their sites if you want to see more art from these three artists; I only add one of my favorite images to save space and a video of their work if I can find one. Trust me; there is plenty more art on their sites!
The first artist I want to show you is Mark Jenkins who is a guy from Virginia but lives in DC at the moment. And as you can see from the picture on the right, he makes some pretty creative art! He's really known for his art installations that pop up in cities all over the place, whether it's packaging tape sculptures or realistic sculptures of people.
His art does what I think most artists want to be able to do with their art: it makes people stop, look at it, ponder how it was made, what the artist was trying to say and so on. I mean if you saw a giant giraffe made out of tape wouldn't you stop and look at it? Yeah, you probably would pose beside it and take a picture too, huh? And if you see the rest of his art you'll soon realize that it would all make you stop and look at it for a while.
But if I'm sparked enough curiosity then go ahead and check out his site (xmarkjenkinsx.com) for his art or learn how to make your own tape sculptures HERE!
The next artist I want to show you is Matei Apostolescu who is a guy from Romania and creates some really colorful and highly detailed art. When you look at some of his art it might make you think someone slipped something funny into your drink but don't worry, it's just the art! He creates a wide variety of different art including things like clay modeling, digital illustrations and even animation.
I love how where most people would leave an area smooth or shaded to show contour he packs it full of color and intricate details that most wouldn't even think to include. Even his clay modeling, which is just a hobby to him, is really detailed.
But if you're ready to see more of his work then head on over to his site HERE and let him know what you think!
The next artist I think you should check out is Phil Hansen who is a guy from Washington who is know for creating videos to let people have a peek into the whole artistic process. And when you see how he creates the art you'll know why seeing the process makes the art even better. He puts a lot of feeling into the art and it shows through in every piece.
Are you curious about what I mean? Well, take a look at the picture on the right; it's a self portrait of the artist. Looks pretty cool, right? Well, if you get closer you'll start to notice that the whole picture is made of other peoples' faces! It's for a project called "Will You Be My Friend" where he started drawing all the faces of people who added him on Facebook and I actually am a part of it. If you watch the video (he's since made it private) at about 22 seconds in, that's my face he's drawing!
But he gets WAY more creative than that with his artistic creation process, so if you want to see even more then check out his site HERE.
Hopefully this group of three artists has helped to once again spark that creative part in your minds and let you dive deep into their artistic worlds. There is art all around us but sometimes it takes a random article on the internet to get you to stop and take a look at it. ;)
So feel free to check out their sites and don't forget to vote on the right on who you feel the best artist is out of these three. I'll be casting my vote in a second.
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