• Top 100 Artist

    Alia Farid , b. 1985 Lives and works in Kuwait and Puerto Rico

    Alia Farid (b. 1985) lives and works in Kuwait and Puerto Rico, countries she is both from and whose complex colonial histories she reveals through drawings, objects, spatial installations and film. She has a Bachelor of Fine Arts from la Escuela de Arts Plasticas de Puerto Rico (San Juan), a Master of Science in Visual Studies from the Visual Arts Program at MIT (Cambridge, MA), and a Master of Arts in Museum Studies and Critical Theory from the Programa d’Estudis Independents at MACBA (Barcelona). I began making work between art, architecture, and urban anthropology. Today I’m still interested in these areas, but with a more focused point on telling how…

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    Diana Al Hadid , Syrian Born 1981, Brooklyn, New York.

    Diana Al-Hadid is known for a practice that spans media and scale and examines the historical frameworks and perspectives that shape our material and cultural assumptions. Al-Hadid’s sculptures, the panel works, and works on paper are built up with layers of material and history. Her rich, formal allusions across cultures and disciplines, drawing inspiration, not only from the history of distance civilizations but also from histories of the materials themselves.   In her first major public art project, Diana Al-Hadid (American, b. Aleppo, Syria 1981) combines aluminium, steel, fibreglass, concrete, polymer modified gypsum, and pigment in four sculptures installed across the Williams campus. Al-Hadid is best known for creating ghostly…

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    Damian Ortega, Mexican Artist, Born in 1967 , Mexico City

    Damian Ortega artworks depict the application and impressions of human interaction with the physics intervenes into deeper imagery resulting in the exploration of tautness lies inside every object and the whole new unrevealed world can be discovered which bubbles-out portraying the diversity and interdependence of complex engineering. Damian Ortega’s oeuvres pictured through multiple media, scaled by drawing, film, photography, sculpture, and installation exposing the experimental coverage interpreting the possibilities of imagining the object and its interaction. The artist symbolizes and presents the consumerism at the edge of political and socials systems, which has questioned his concept as orchestrated explosion as to dismantling the object or reconstructing with the same methodology…

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    Takashi Murakami, Japanese contemporary artist, Born February 1, 1962 (age 57 years)

    The contemporary artist is known for blurring the edges between high and low art; work in fine art media painting and sculpture; commercial media animation, fashion, and merchandise. Nothing exists without the co-existence of other ends, duality prevails in art as ancient and contemporary, low and high, and western and eastern; The Japanese Andy Warhol, Takashi Murakami learned for both sides having unblemished distinction between such realms, coined the term “Superflat” articulating cultural and aesthetic criticism of Japanese tradition and post-war society in cartoony paintings gathering commercial and fine art. Murakami was born in Tokyo on February 01, 1962. To step into animation industry being an admirer of anime and…

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    Jeff Koons, American Artist, Born January 21, 1955

    An American artist is known for practising pop culture subjects and reshaping of ordinary objects widely acclaimed as one of the most dominant, effective and debated contemporary artists. Jeff Koons pioneered new approaches tested the limits between mass culture and advance art, emerged as an innovative sculptor of skillfully shaped objects, which termed as icons of art history made him as modern pop sculptor among Andy Warhol and Roy Lichtenstein. He is best known for balloon animals sculptured in stainless steel with smooth glittering surfaces employs soggy and sparkling colours, his artistic devotion to the prevalent consumer culture handled to stun the art world with one after another aweless work,…

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    Shahzia Sikander, Pakistani-American visual artist, Born 1969 (age 50 years), Lahore

    A Pakistani artist and painter specializes in Indian and Persian miniature painting fused the traditional style that is highly schematic and methodical, merges the contemporary issues of Indo-Persian identity with her artistries. Shahzia Sikander’s miniature paintings reinvent the genre, blending the eastern methodology and centring meticulousness with a western inclination toward creative and particular expression triggered the experimental approach to the antiquated art category, encompassing painting, animation, drawing, installations, video, and film, her multi-dimensional praxis reshapes the miniaturist tradition injecting new conversation. Practising and working with the rich and plentiful mental archive of imagery, Shahzia’s pictorial language employs a multiplicity of themes includes, exploration of distraction, vocal as a narrative…

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    Kader Attia, French Artist, Born: December 30, 1970 (age 48 years)

    A contemporary French installation artist and photographer with poetic and symbolic approach explored the diversity of modernized western supremacy and subjugation of non-western colonies, draw his life encounters living between two unlike and disparate living systems, developing a dynamic practice to examining the convolutions of cultural, historical, and social difference around the globe. Kader Attia installations offer an unequivocal narrative of the relationship between western and non-western cultures investigating architecture, literature, and history demonstrating the fabrication of identity contextual and circumstantial to the colonial conflicts and ascendancy. The artist used artefacts, discarded quotidian objects, and wartime ephemera transforming the view of the gallery into a reflection of an unaware and…

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    Chris Ofili, Contemporary Painter , British Born Oct 10, 1968

    An English turner prize-winning contemporary painter and member of British Artist Movement. Chris Ofili large-scale paintings are reputed for deploying unconventional techniques rippling dots of paint, vibrant palette, variety of applied texture, resin, glitter, collage, magazine cut-outs and most famously elephant dung merging abstraction and figuration; examining and exploring both the contemporary and historical black experience challenging ethnic stereotypes. The artist was a centre of controversy for using elephant dung in his work titled The Holy Virgin Mary. Chris Ofili was born in Manchester, Britain as Christopher Ofili on October 10, 1968, but his family is originally from Nigeria, studied in London at Chelsea School of Art and Royal College…

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    James Rosenquist, American Artist, 1933 – 2017, Pop Art

    James Rosenquist pioneered in pop art movement by narrating craftsmanship into his oeuvres made a 20th-century intriguing artist; known as one of the best ambassadors and inspiring symbol of American Art alongside other famous contemporaries like Andy Warhol, Claes Oldenburg, and Roy Lichtenstein. Rosenquist conceptual demonstration and outstanding articulation made him a prominent figure of the genre, widely acclaimed for his distinctive style drawn from commercial art deeply influenced his career practicing techniques, and depiction of everyday object and imagery constituting surrealism and accentuating the prodigious nature of pieces of advertisement and cultural images in oddly combined manner for the presentation of social and political issues. James Rosenquist was born…

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    Marcos García, Painter, Spain , Born October 8, 1969

    Marcos Garcia is a Spanish painter, before starting his career as an influential and outstanding painter with an impressive selection of imagery he was a police officer for 22 years of his career, an accident during the job ended his career as a police officer. Marcos Garcia graduated from the University of Malaga and studied  Criminology and Public Security. His journey to become a painter is remarkable, as he says he always loved painting, in his statement he told that he was lucky to work in Puerto in Marbella the place like Miami and rich people live there coming from many countries and people started looking at work of Marcos…

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    Robert Rauschenberg, American Painter, Graphic Artist (1925-2008)

    Having a significant impact, dominance and worked as a key figure in the development of American Art. Robert Rauschenberg is widely known for his experimental and unconventional innovative approach to the artwork which channels the transition from abstract expressionism to later modern movements. On the verge of neo-dada movement the Robert stood as the crucial and influential one, his experimental approach widened the boundaries and opened the new territories for future artists. The painter, graph artist, and sculptor, who is well known for his “Combines” using nontraditional materials and objects canvased in innovative symmetry. Robert Rauschenberg was born as Milton Ernest Rauschenberg on October 22, 1925, in Port Arthur Texas,…

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    Jasper Johns, American Painter, Born May 15, 1930

    One of the most iconic 20th-century painter sculptor and print-maker appeared as a key figure in the American art scene. Jasper Johns association with abstract expressionism and pop art credited of crucially impacting the pop art movement and minimalism. Widely known for his richly worked paintings of maps and especially for the depiction of the American flag leads the artistic community towards the new horizon, highlights on the creation of the art based on portraying concepts and principles by stepping out of the boundaries and experimenting innovative ideas and new techniques making artwork stood among the queue for highly paid artistries at sale and auction. Born on May 15, 1930,…

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    Gerhard Richter, Visual Artist, German, born 1932

    One of the most celebrated and influential German painters Gerhard Richter is a most persuasive and dominant living artist, hold record pricing at auction for several of his artworks. Richter approach of painting with abstraction and photo-based paintings massively contributed to the history of the medium and also recognized of working with glass pieces, photograph, and photo-realistic paintings. Born on February 09, 1932 Dresden, Saxony in Germany. After schooling, Richter apprenticed as a stage set and advertising painter and finished his vocational training and continued work as a painter before starting his formal studies. The artist was considered eligible for Dresden Academy of Fine arts as it was a great…

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    Roy Lichtenstein, Visual Artist (pop art) (American, 1923–1997)

    Roy Lichtenstein was an American pop artist widely acclaimed for his painting and prints which captioned commercial imagery and culture icons like Mickey Mouse and comics and advertisements icons. He was a prominent figure among Andy Warhol, James Rosenquist, and Jasper Johns in the new art movement. Inspired by the comic series through parody his work defines the base of pop art. Lichtenstein artwork mirrored the mechanical technique on a larger scale. Roy Fox Lichtenstein was born on October 27, 1923, in New York. He studied at public school and graduated from New York’s Dwight School in 1940. Initially interested in design and art as a hobby, and being a…

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    Karl Otto Lagerfeld, Fashion Designer, Hamburg, Germany

    The son of a wealthy Hamburg Businessman, he had a great interest in design, fashion, and visual art making sketches during the class and cut-out pictures from fashion magazines. He once explained the quest for learning was much more by frequently visiting Kunsthalle Hamburg Museum than he had in school. Focusing mainly on drawing and history he completed his secondary school at the Lycée Montaigne in Paris. Karl Otto Lagerfeld was born on September 10, 1933, in Hamburg Germany. While the fashion designer was known to misrepresent his birth year and claimed to be younger. He too misrepresents his family background which was conclusively proven to be wrong. One of…

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    Richard Mosse, Contemporary Photographer, Ireland

    A contemporary Irish photographer known for challenging photojournalist roles uses coloured infrared film to capture the new perspective and outcomes of conflicts in war-torn regions. Richard Mosse photography gained massive consideration for his photographs of the war in the Eastern Democratic Republic of Congo intended to present the suffering of the region by war. Mosse was born in 1980, Kilkenny Ireland. He studied English literature and earned a bachelor degree from Kings College London 2001, got Postgraduate Diploma in Fine Arts from Goldsmiths University of London and further studied Master of Fine Arts in photography from Yale School of Art. He currently lives between New York and Berlin.  Mosse brands…

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    Rashid Rana, Visual Artist, Lahore, Pakistan

    Rashid Rana is a Pakistani artist who is widely considered as one of the leading of his generation. Before getting an international coverage he got prominence in South Asian alongside artist such as Subodh Gupta. His works incorporate painting, photography, sculptures, collages, photo mosaics and collaboration with billboard painters. He holds the record of the highest price ever paid for artwork from Pakistan.Rashid Rana born in 1968, Lahore Pakistan. In 1992, he received Bachelor of Fine Arts from the National College of Arts in Lahore, continued his education and earned Master of Fine Arts from Massachusetts College of Art in Boston. Currently, he is serving at Beaconhouse National University Lahore…

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    Andy Warhol , (American, 1928–1987), Visual Artist

    A fourth born child to the working class parents, who migrated from Slovakia to Pittsburgh Pennsylvania during the first quarter of a 20th century, persuaded successfully career as a commercial illustrator. Andy Warhol born on August 6, 1928, an artist, director, and producer who was a noticeable figure in the visual art movement. Warhol graduated from Schenley High school in 1945 and enrolled to study Pictorial design in Carnegie Institute of Technology. Warhol devoted his attention to painting in the late 1950s, Like his contemporaries Roy Lichtenstein and Robert Rauschenberg, he debuted to pop art painting that concentrated on mass-produced consumer items which created a major shift in the art…

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    KAWS , Brian Donnelly ,(American Born 1974), Visual Artist

    KAWS (American Born 1974) Brian Donnelly (KAWS) Born: New Jersey, 1974 Sculptor, Visual & Commercial Art Design Graffiti Street Art & Urban Art Click here for Kaws Instagram Profile An American artist & designer ‘Brian Donnelly’ known as KAWS has drafted his own path since he was a teenage graffiti artist. In 1990 he moved to New York City and subvertising on billboards, phone booths, and bus shelters. His work also appeared around the world in multiple cities, Paris, London and Tokyo. He uses a specific term as KAWS, a tag name and which he was earlier use to mark on the buildings, the reason he likes the way these…

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    Quentin Tarantino, Filmmaker , Writer ,Director

    Quentin Tarantino There is a list of living Legends who credited a lot in the Hollywood industry and make fame from younger to elder. One of them is Quentin Tarantino. Quentin Jerome Tarantino is an American actor and filmmaker. He was born in Knoxville, Tennessee U.S on 27th of March, 1963. His father Tony Tarantino is an Italian-American actor and Musician and his mother is Nurse. Quentin moved with his mother at the age of four in California. Quentin Tarantino Movies List:  1: Pulp Fiction1994, Movie Cast/ Director/Writer/ Watch Full Movie   WRITERS Quentin Tarantino Roger Avary PRODUCER Lawrence Bender American crime films Pulp Fiction Release Date: Sep 10, 1994, South…

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    MEDITERRANEAN CONTEMPORARY ART PRIZE | EUROPEAN CAPITAL OF CULTURE 2019

    ARTIST PRIZE: CALL FOR SUBMISSION  This is a free art competition for 2019  which is offered by Porta Coeli Foundation  The “Mediterranean Contemporary Art Prize | European Capital of Culture 2019” will be awarded three winning artists in each of the categories mentioned below. The Jury will decide and email the winning artist after submitting their proposal online for the art contest. The “Mediterranean Contemporary Art Prize | European Capital of Culture 2019” will be awarded  to 1st place artists and he or she will be given  1000 € cash prize for artist trophy designed and made the master smelter Certificate by the jury Mini solo exhibition in the month of December: location…