Contemporary Artists  

  Interesting Contemporary Artists
Francis Alÿs

Belgian artist who lives and works in Mexico City.
Remarkable artist who works in the field of painting and video. Very beautiful, subtle, small paintings. Also works in collaboration with various unknown artists.
  Link: Francis Alÿs
Matthew Barney

Matthew Barney is an American artist who works in sculpture, photography, drawing and film. His early works were sculptural installations combined with performance and video.
  Link: Matthew Barney
Louise Bourgeois

Was a renowned French-American artist and sculptor, best known for her contributions to both modern and contemporary art, and for her spider structures. After moving to New York City she turned to sculpture. Though her works are abstract, they are suggestive of the human figure and express themes of betrayal, anxiety, and loneliness.
  Link: Louise Bourgeois
Berlinde de Bruyckere
Based in Ghent, Belgium.
She specialises in sculpture in various media including wax, wood, wool, skin and hair.
  Link: Berlinde de Bruyckere
Maurizio Cattelan
Maurizio Cattelan is an Italian artist.
He is known for his satirical sculptures. Cattelan’s personal art practice has led to him gaining a reputation as an art scene’s joker.
  Link: Maurizio Cattelan
George Condo
He currently lives and works in New York City, USA.
Occupied with investigating the genre of portraiture. Condo works in the medium of painting and sculpture.
  Link: George Condo
Lyyn Foulkes
He lives and works in Los Angeles, USA.
Art and music. Llyn Foulkes has been called the Zelig of contemporary art. Over the past five decades he has been consistently inconsistent, confounding critics and galleries with dramatic changes of direction whenever it seemed he was about to be overtaken by popular acclaim.
  Link: Lyyn Foulkes
Lucian Freud
He currently lives and works in the UK.
Freud's subjects are often the people in his life; friends, family, fellow painters, lovers, children. As he has said 'The subject matter is autobiographical, it's all to do with hope and memory and sensuality and involvement really'.
  Link: Lucian Freud
Zhang Huan

Lives and works in New York City.
Have a look at this remarkable Chinese performance artist, sculptor and painter. Zhang’s performances always involve his body in one way or another, usually naked, occasionally involving masochistic actions.

  Link: Zhang Huan
Jan Kaeser

Lives and works in St. Gallen, Switzerland.
He is occupied with investigating everyday objects and metaphorically reduces their essence into art.

  Link: Jan Kaeser
Rachel Lumsden

Lives and works in St. Gallen, Switzerland.
"Painting is a speculative business. Like a gambler you come to the table with your set of “chips” - your ideas and concepts. The game involves risk-taking and the active provocation of chance; images are eventually brokered through the painting process and the substance of paint, with all its unpredictable characteristics. You could say that a painting only really lives by lucky chance.” Rachel Lumsden, english award-winning artist - works in the medium of painting

  Link: Rachel Lumsden
Malcolm Morley

English artist now living in the United States.
He is best known as a photorealist.

  Link: Malcolm Morley
Josef Felix Müller
Lives and works in St. Gallen, Switzerland.
Great friend and an even better artist. Specialised in painting and sculpture and also publishes wonderful books.
  Link: Josef Felix Müller
Adrian Villar Rojas Argentine sculptor who produces monumental site-specific works, primarily in clay. The artist first chose the material for its low price and availability, but since then it has come to influence his concept of form. With their crude physicality and cracked surfaces, his sculptures are redolent of ruins, but their forms are more futuristic than antiquated.
  Link: Adrian Villar Rojas
Cindy Sherman
Cindy Sherman is an American photographer and film director who lives and works in New York and is best known for her conceptual portraits. Through a number of different series of works, Sherman has sought to raise challenging and important questions about the role and representation of women in society, the media and the nature of the creation of art.
  Link: Cindy Sherman
Roman Signer
Lives and works in St. Gallen, Switzerland.
Great swiss performance artist, who works with fire, water, sand and flying chairs.
  Link: Roman Signer
Live and work in Uster, Switzerland.
This pair of artists develop large-scale installations: magical structures and small wonderlands that tell their tale with playful charm and an ironic wink of the eye.
  Link: Steiner/Lenzlinger
Pat Swain
Lives and teaches in New York City, USA.
She is an award-winning photographer whose work has been shown extensively around the world.
  Link: Pat Swain
Pascale Marthine Tayou
The Ghent-based Cameroon-born artist Pascale Marthine Tayou is part of a generation of African artists who tackle post-colonial issues by mixing the experiences they have of their countries of origin with those they have of the western world.
  Link: Pascale Marthine Tayou
Ernst Thoma
Lives and works in Stein am Rhein, Switzerland.
Ernst Thoma (1953) works in the fields of electronic music & digital art, sound & media design and video.
  Link: Ernst Thoma
Jeff Wall
Jeff Wall is a Canadian artist best known for his large-scale back-lit cibachrome photographs and art history writing. His photographic tableaux often take Vancouver's mixture of natural beauty, urban decay and postmodern and industrial featurelessness as their backdrop.
  Link: Jeff Wall
Saskia Olde Wolbers
Saskia Olde Wolbers is a Dutch video artist who lives and works in London.
She has been working in video, combining analogue imagery with first person fictional narration. The videos are shot under water in handmade model sets that are dipped in paint to create unstable environments.
  Link: Saskia Olde Wolbers

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