The world we live in these days holds a lot of new, interesting, and exciting things that allow us to express ourselves. With so many things out there that are customizable and trendy, it is often that some people perceive somebody else based on their hair, their smartphone even, and sometimes their choice of car. This is quite a bit different than the way generations before us grew up because most cars looked the same, school uniforms were quite common, and there was an overall sense of conformity. Today, we see all types of expression ranging from socks to hair color to tattoos that make us stand out from one another.
Modern art artists and their methods are very similar to the idea that trying something new and being yourself is quite a challenge. There are not many famous comtemporary artists in the mainstream topic of conversation around art these days. The reason is not that there are not any good famous comtemporary artists but more that there are so many modern artists out there, all of which are doing things that have rarely been tried before, that it is often hard for any one person to crack through the ceiling of being professional and famous. Contemporary artists are like flavors of ice cream. They all have their own unique flavor, unique taste, and individuality but, with so many different flavors and artists, it can often be lost that some very good art is being made because of the amount that is being made.
There are, however, things that famous comtemporary artists are doing that is paving the way for generations beyond to apply to their own art creation. An abstract artist of today, for example, is a direct result of the expression and individuality that Pablo Picasso brought to the game. Try locating local famous comtemporary artists by searching through newspaper event listings or, better yet; run an internet search for famous comtemporary artists or contemporary art exhibits in your area to see what you can find.