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15 Damien Hirst
One of the famous artists in the field of contemporary art is Damien Hirst. He is a known entrepreneur, art collector and artist. He is considered to be the most prominent member of the Young British Artists, a known group of visual artists in United Kingdom. Damien Hirst is also considered to be the richest living artist in United Kingdom and has an estimated wealth of £215 million in 2010.
Damien Hirst was born in Bristol and grew up to be a troubled child and have been involved in shoplifting, which led him to be arrested twice. Although a troubled child, he has shown interests in drawing and arts in a young age. Damien Hirst’s mother supported his desire and interests ine arts.
14 Robert Combas
The artist Robert Combas
Born May 25 1957, Sète (Lyon), France.
Lives and works in Paris, .
Style and technique of the artist: Figuration-Libre-Graffiti, Painting,
Born in Tokyo in 1962, Murakami is one of the most influential and acclaimed artists to have emerged from Asia in the late twentieth century, creating a wide-ranging body of work that consciously bridges fine art, design, animation, fashion, and popular culture. He received a Ph.D. from the Tokyo National University of Fine Arts and Music, where he was trained in the school of traditional Japanese painting known as Nihonga, a nineteenth-century mixture of Western and Eastern styles…
12 Gerhard Richter
The artist Gerhard Richter
Born Febr 9 1932, Dresden, Germany.
Lives and works in Cologne, .
“Impressions: Clean and clear works, empty faces, melancholy of fading memories and passing emotions, holiday snaps, newspaper cuttings, weight of meanings, contemplation, history, ideology, war, beauty in terror, conceptualism, irony, scepticism, nostalgia, self-reproduction, postmodern, photorealism and abstraction, near monochrome, gray, after abstract-expressionism, uniform, strategy…”
11 Francis Bacon
For nearly 50 years, until his death in 1992 at 82, Bacon worked the fault lines dividing abstraction and representation and sometimes photography, where many contemporary painters from subsequent generations have staked claims of one kind or another…
10 Christian Boltanski
One of Boltanski’s favorite themes is his own life story, both actual and reinvented, which he evokes through startling collections of photographs and objects. In other pieces, he assembles seemingly mundane elements to address some of the most fundamental and disturbing contradictions of twentieth-century life.
9 Yan Pei-Ming
His giant portraits of Mao, Bruce Lee, the Pope, his own father and even children from the slums of South Africa, are created using big brush strokes and a unique style that renders the works both messy and, from a distance, evocative and emotional portraits of his subjects...
8 Lucian Freud
My work is purely autobiographical,...It is about myself and my surroundings. I work from people that interest me and that I care about, in rooms that I know… When I look at a body it gives me choice of what to put in a painting, what will suit me and what won’t. There is a distinction between fact and truth. Truth has an element of revelation about it. If something is true, it does more than strike one as merely being so.
7 Miquel Barcelo
Miquel Barcelo extends the primitivism of Art Brut into a dialogue with prehistoric art. This beautifully printed catalogue documents an exhibition of sculptures and works on paper held at three venues in Avignon—the Palais de Papes, the Musée du Petit Palais and the Collection Lambert—in which Barceló responded to the Quattrocento and Gothic works held in their collections.
6 Fabrice Hybert
French artist Fabrice Hybert (b.1961) specializes in tapping into what he has called ‘the enormous reservoir of the possible’. His aim is to examine the way we communicate, and to mimic the endless linkages between ideas. Hybert’s art ranges from drawings, paintings and objects to installations, performances, traveling public artworks and videos…
5 Jeff Koons
The major contemporary artist-provocateur Jeff Koons is one of the most well-known and intriguing artists of the 20th century. His works, with their seductive surfaces and flawless execution, transform everyday objects and fantasies into high art…
4 Yoshitomo Nara
The artwork of Yoshitomo Nara is deceptively simple. Peopled with entities that call to mind toddlers or infant animals with their balloon heads, persimmon pit-eyes, and pinprick noses, each work is a peek into a world that seems eerily familiar…
3 Martin Kippenberger
“People come along [in twenty years or so] and can say what the work and the artist were really all about. What people will say about me then—or maybe not say—will be the only thing that finally counts. Whether or not I contributed to spreading a good mood. What I’m working on is for people to be able to say that Kippenberger had this really good mood”.
2 Chuck Close
His portrait subjects were often other painters such as Francesco Clemente and Lucas Samaras, and his work was shown in the prestigious Pace Gallery in New York City. Then catastrophe struck: Close suffered a collapsed spinal artery, which ultimately left him paralyzed and permanently wheelchair-bound. For weeks, many in the art world thought he might be dead. Certainly, the obituary of his painting career was quickly written. But a scant two years later, the indomitable Close reemerged, his canvasses as large as ever, the heretofore objective distance between him and his subjects foreshortened to make room for a new depth of emotion in the work.
Banksy is the pseudonym of an English graffiti artist, painter, film director, and political activist. Because he was primarily known for his graffiti, his works can mostly be viewed on the streets, bridges, and walls of London, and the rest of the world. Banksy is a freehand artist who grew into prominence in 1990. In 1994, he ended up working in the underground scene. He started selling his artworks commercially when he met Steve Lazarides, a photographer, nominated himself as his agent.