A Few of My Favorite Artists

From the purely realistic, to the thoroughly abstract, when it comes to art, I love it all. While a list of my favorite artists would go on forever, here are some of my current fav’s.

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ABOVE: Nick Cave, Soundsuit, 2012, mixed media, approx. 140 x 42 x 33 inches

For the purposes of this blog, I have decided to keep this list short…and contemporary. Without further ado, here it is:

Vim Delvoye

Who builds a shit making machine? Vim Delvoye, that’s who. If that alone weren’t enough to make this list, his website is awesome too.

Nick Cave

Nick Cave makes beautiful, technicolor costumes (aka: soundsuits) that perfectly blend dance and music with the visual arts. It doesn’t get more fun than this.

Molly Crabapple

A talented drafts person, Wikipedia describes Crabapple’s art as pop/surrealism. Of all the artists on this list, she is by far the most political – at least overtly.

Olafer Eiliasson

A truly immersive artist, Eiliasson’s sculptures and installations are all about the experience. The Weather Project is a perfect example of this.

Cai Guo-Qiang

Everyone loves firecrackers; Guo-Qiang brings them into the realm of ‘fine’ art. His large-scale installations aren’t half bad either.

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