6 More of The Best Modern Day Artists
Continuing on from part one, I'm going to show more of, who I think are, the best modern day artists.
These artists are, once again, in alphabetical order so that I'm not playing favorites. Let's get right into it.
Craig Tracy is an amazing bodypainter from New Orleans, Louisiana.
He paints volunteers' bodies with water-based paints so well that sometimes you don't even realize you're looking at a body.
The fact that this art is only temporary is a little saddening, but that doesn't make it any less beautiful. And to think he didn't take his bodypainting seriously at one point.
The picture to the right "is an exploration of our primitive and ritualistic relationship with fire and darkness."
If you'd like to see more of Craig's very detailed body art, then head over to his site, Painted Alive.
Cycle is known for his fine art, illustration, graphic design and graffiti.
He grew up on skateboarding and graffiti, but he's no hoodlum!
How many graffiti artists do you know with a Masters Degree?!
He's got a unique and often humorous style to his art and the detail on his graffiti is incredible.
Head on over to Cycle's site, Cycle Was Here, to see more of his art.
Dave Kinsey is an artist from California.
Although it seems that he plays favorites with the colors he chooses to use, his style is so unmatched that you really have nothing to complain about.
You can pick up some of his art at the BLK/MRKT Gallery, which he founded in 2001.
If you're looking for more thought-provoking art, then head over to Dave's site, KinseyVisual.
Dean Stockton AKA D*Face
D*Face is a London-based artist that started out with a pencil and evolved into a multimedia street artist.
He's not your common graffiti artist, he doesn't just "deface" property, his art will make you stop and absorb it.
Whether he's using spray paint, posters, stencils or stickers, his aim is to make you aware of your surroundings and culture.
Head on over to D*Face's Site and see what the man's been up to.
Derek Fridman AKA UrbanMedium
I hope you realize by now that street art or graffiti isn't just mindless scribbling done by idiots.
UrbanMedium is another street artist who helps break that stereotypical mold.
He calls his work street art and propaganda, but I see it as a means to wake people up.
His aim isn't to control what you think but rather to bring to life thoughts that might already be floating around in your subconscious.
Head on over to UrbanMedium's Site, check out some of his art and possibly pick some up in his store.
Dolk is a Norwegian stencil artist that is often confused with Banksy.
In fact, some people think they are the same person because of their similar styles, but I assure you that they aren't.
Dolk likes to take images that you're probably already use to seeing and then adds his own artistic touch to it to stimulate another part of your brain.
He may not have his own site, but you can check out Dolk's Bio and some of his artwork all over the net.
Who's your favorite artist out of the second 6?
Hopefully your mind's smiling by now with all this new art you're discovering.
My artistic taste may be different than yours but I hope that you can still see the beauty in it, even if it is a little outside of what you're use to.
"Variety is the spice of life" and without it, art would be pretty bland.
Your artistic exploration isn't over yet!
Check out Part 3 of this series for even more art.