The art world is buzzing with anticipation for the new trends and movements that will shape the year ahead. For collectors, staying informed is essential for making informed purchasing decisions and staying ahead of the curve. Here are a few emerging art trends that you should keep an eye on in 2023.

Large-scale art

Oversized artwork has been gaining popularity in recent years, and this trend is expected to continue in 2023. Oversized pieces make a bold visual statement and offer the viewer an immersive experience.

Impasto or intertwining watercolors are some of the most popular oversized artworks acquired by the public. This type of art speaks directly to our imagination, opening endless windows into fantastic worlds. 

One of the artists to watch is Nii Anyetei Ras. His large-scale paintings are created on canvases woven from plastic that has been recovered from the sea. His immersive pieces make not only visual impact but also raise awareness of environmental issues. ARVIVID is proud to be representing a selection of Nii Anyetei Ras works in the upcoming exhibition.

Organic art

Biophilic artworks represent the growing interest in nature themes and the reconstruction of the beauty of the Earth. This trend attracts the attention of younger generations that are looking for fresh art made of natural pigments. Works created with pigments and materials such as linseed oil, egg yolk, gum arabic, and charcoal capture attention and spread awareness of environmental problems. See stunning paintings by Paul Arts to get inspired.  

With the increasing understanding of climate change, more and more artists are looking for ways to create works that are not only visually striking but also have a positive impact on the planet. As a collector, this is a great opportunity to invest in art that makes a statement, not just on your walls but also in the world.

Digital creations

This is a genre that will continue gaining momentum in 2023. From virtual and augmented reality to 3D printing, artists incorporate technology into their work which fascinates and surprises the spectators.

Digital creations have the advantage of giving birth to an entire universe that can be personalized, according to the collector’s desires. This not only allows for new forms of expression but also opens up new possibilities for creating and distributing art. See beautiful abstract paintings by Artur Chen that he creates exclusively digitally.

The advance of AI in the art world has raised a complicated debate. On the one hand, it is argued that algorithms take away the human element of creativity and raise ethical questions about authorship. We have seen this debate escalate following Jason Allen’s AI-generated artwork win at the Colorado State Fair’s fine arts competition. On the other hand, AI can serve as a tool to enhance human creativity and push the boundaries of what is possible in art. 

Today there is a variety of digital art working closely with mixed media and installations making art touchable, breathable, and sensorial. It is definitely an exciting trend to follow.

Gestural art

It is one category that brings us back to the human roots, archetypes, cosmology, and the beginning of life, things we are so old that we only intuit. Abstraction and suggestions of nature, bodies, and emotions converge into lyrical physicality. A transdisciplinary artist Yola Balanga is a great example of this genre. Her works address concepts of spirituality and transcendence, the female body, gender violence, and neglect by politicians. 

Political and social issues as well as underrepresented artists and marginalized communities will continue to be major themes and focus in 2023. Artists continue to use their work as a means of commenting on and raising awareness about important issues. 

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