2019 is now officially underway, so our Site Merchandiser Meghan Sawyer has picked the top five trends that artists should keep an eye on and make all their own this year.
There’s nothing new about animal prints or their allure, but we have been seeing a new spin on the classic style. Unexpected colors, playful backgrounds, and moodier tones are now setting this trend apart from its long-standing past.
Art That Speaks
Tell me how you really feel. Now is not the time to leave your thoughts up for interpretation; instead, take chances with typography and leave it all on the table with lettering.
Terrazzo & Blobs
The “messy mosaic” style of terrazzo can be traced to the 15th century, but it’s back in a bold way—and so is its softer-shaped sister: abstract blobs.
It’s no surprise that hands and eyes are becoming increasingly popular in art–considering they’re what are often used to make the art! Stripped from the rest of the human form, we’re getting a new view on the appendages and organs we take for granted.
Plants You Can’t Kill
Our artist community has always shown a love for the botanical world, but we’re seeing plants pop up all over the place: on top of people, simplified down to minimalistic shapes, as the star of a still life—the list goes on. You can’t go wrong.