Art has changed much since last year, and in 2021, it was completely different. The pandemic defined the new tendencies in the art that have the purpose of overcoming the difficulties related to it. What is more, the new tendencies in art are impacted by the inability to create artworks in public. The new canvas abstract art paintings are mainly virtual and meet any artist's needs. Nevertheless, art has become more popular in 2021 and more attentive to creativity. Today, there is a wide range of virtual exhibitions of different art genres. So, let’s look at the supposed five best trends in art in 2021.
1. More Virtual Art Exhibitions
Museums and galleries were offline before 2020 and allowed people to communicate. After this year, they started to hold exhibitions online. This is a great option to get an artistic experience and, at the same time, stay safe. People can now watch the exhibition from their homes, and the trend was still present in 2021. One example of such exhibitions is abstract black paintings from the Centre of Pompidou. It shows the Matisse exhibition in January. Another option is to visit the Paris Palais de Tokyo. It holds an exhibition called Surrealism and Magic: Enchanted Modernity.
2. An Increase in 3D Motion Graphic Design
This is one example of virtual wide paintings and trends in the street. This is a picture that presents the 3D graphic design. This type of art has emerged in the latest years and has become an innovation in virtual animated art. Two authors who followed 3D graphic design art are Vadim Soloviov (@solovyewadim) with his Saint Petersburg and ShaneF (@shanef3D) with his New York painting. They are the ones who made the first steps into the digital art world.
3. A Renewed Appreciation for Nature
For many years, nature has been one great source of inspiration for modern artists, representing stability. Nature artists had the purpose of creating a connection between the internal and the external worlds. One of the best nature hallway paintings in 2020 was a painting by Hockney. Nature paintings are also connected to the environmental theme and climate crisis. Authors worried about this theme include Olafur Eliasson, Shephard Fairy, and Agnes Denes. This topic also made some artists use recycled materials in their artworks.
4. An Increasing Popularity of Contemporary African Art
This painting is one of the most popular trends in canvas wall art. This artwork was sold to a wide market worldwide and collectors. Selling this painting to a large market proved that online art was not such a major problem. Collectors have fast understood how to buy artworks online. So, they easily used their computers for that purpose. The affordable price of these great pictures is one characteristic feature of African contemporary art. On Artsper, you can see the existing pictures from African artists.
5. A Stable Increase in Street Art
Street art is another popular direction in wall art abstract paintings. In the years of the pandemic, street art has gone to a new increase and was used to thank society. One of the artists who made street art was Banksy with his artwork called Game Changer. Another example of street art is Hope Dealer by Corie Mattie. At the same time, there were political motives related to the pandemic in street art of 2020. We can predict now that the art from 2020 and 2021 will stay further with us.