“Starry Night” by Van Gogh. “The Mona Lisa” by Da Vinci. We all know these famous works of art. But, did you know that there are amazing, relatively undiscovered contemporary artists creating new works today? There is a whole world of modern artists for you to check out. If you want to really get in touch with what is going on in the world of art these days, you have to check out some famous modern art artists and abstract artists that are still alive and producing great works.
Although it can be wonderful to live in a major city where famous modern artists are regularly practicing their crafts, holding gallery openings, and, for some, even teaching burgeoning creative types, it is not necessary to be within a stones throw of the best contemporary artists to find out what is going on. Even if you live in the middle of nowhere, if you have a connection to the internet (which, obviously, you do, because you are reading this article), you can join online discussion forums and art journals on the world wide web that can help you make sure that you do not miss a beat when something happens in the art world.
Learning about contemporary artists is a great way for other artists to get some great inspiration. Although it is possible to create your own work in a vacuum, so to speak, learning about other contemporary artists and seeing what they are up to can really help to get the creative juices flowing. Many contemporary artists hit mental blocks with their work, so, if you have been having trouble moving forward with a concept, or even picking up your brush, chisel, or markers, it might be a good time to inundate yourself with the work of some other contemporary artists who are not in the middle of such a block. Opening your mind to the work of other creatives and contemporary artists could help to break up the blockage that you are experiencing, and give way to a flood of creativity and personal expression.