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There’s an abundance of new visual, design, and culturally influenced art from every corner of the world. We’re about to showcase the most interesting works from five young and emerging artists who make us excited to be living at the same time as them.
Not even the Guinness Book of World Records could fully encapsulate the scope of how many talented artists there are out there. It would have been hard enough to chop it down to a thousand, let alone five.
These top young artists are living, breathing, and creating proof that art is universal and that no matter where in the world you’re from, you can create something breathtaking. Take a look at them and see what you think of these new artists work.
The Brooklyn-based Walter Price was born in Macon, Georgia in 1989. This young painter is primarily known for his surrealistic takes on contemporary pieces.
Although Price didn't start his journey as an artist. On the contrary, he actually began his working life in the Navy where he served for four years.
It was then he discovered his love of painting and turned his passion into a career. Some of his most famous pieces are "Kmart Parking was when I Became a Man" and "Man Overboard", and he leaves their meaning up to the onlookers.
Internationally renowned for her miniature paintings and collages using old tea bags, Ruby Silvious is going places.
Emptying the tea bags, she then uses the thin paper as a canvas for her art. The paintings she creates mirror everyday life, with their subjects staring out of windows or hanging out the laundry.
Since 2015, she has traveled the world, written a book, and has shown her work in exhibitions from Japan to France.
Haruki Nakamura is a paper engineer and a true one-of-a-kind. Imagination has no limit when it comes to these magical creations.
His paper puppets invoke feelings of childhood and joy, using the art of kirigami and special techniques to turn them into toys.
He also sells kits so that you can make your own little toys, maybe even sending them off to your favorite Pen Pals. Pen pals art - you can’t beat it.
Jesse Draxler's works of art are two parts surrealism and three parts existentialism.
Tackling society's misshapen ideas of beauty, nihilism, and sexuality through absurd, deconstructed images made up of found photos and painting.
Her dark, monochromatic pieces don't leave much up to the imagination. They will make you feel, although what remains to be seen.
Born in 1983, Jesse has a Bachelor of Fine Arts from the College of Visual Arts in St. Paul, MN. Furthermore, her work has been seen in exhibitions the world over.
Jesse currently lives in Los Angeles CA.
33-year-old contemporary artist Christina Quarles is a graduate of the Yale School of Art.
Born in Chicago, IL, she and her mother moved to Los Angeles when she was just six-years-old.
Quarles' bold art focuses on themes of sexual identity, race, gender, and queerness. Each of these themes rampant in her own life.
Many of her pieces will leave you to question not "Why?", but "Why not?"
Whatever kind of art makes your heart go wild is a great piece of art. How exciting is it to know there’s so much more out there than you think?