Expressionism

Expressionism

Expressionism is an art style that distorts reality in order to emphasise personal expression, characterised by intense colour and brushwork.

Expressionism encompasses diverse artistic approaches focused on intense personal expression. Rejecting the rigid bourgeois values of the early 20th century, and breaking away from state-sponsored art academies, Expressionist artists embraced bold simplification, distortion of forms, vibrant, and – at times – discordant colours. Expressionism can be viewed as a natural extension of the Romanticism movement.

17 results found for "Expressionism"

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Cecily Brown

Discover how British artist Cecily Brown made her mark as a painter despite spending her formative years on the installation-obsessed ‘90s British art scene.

Cecily Brown
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Rethinking Reality with George Condo

Condo coined two terms to describe his radical art style – artificial realism and psychological realism.

Rethinking Reality with George Condo
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What is Generative Art?

Humans have been experimenting with generative art for centuries, but Web 3.0 technology such as NFTs and smart contracts has unlocked new possibilities. Here’s what you need to know about the movement that’s shaking up the art world.

What is Generative Art?
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Sensory Inspiration

The origin story for a new collaboration with New York legend José Parlá got us thinking about some of the unexpected places where artists find their art.

Sensory Inspiration
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The Founders by José Parlá

Read a text written by José Parlá to accompany the timed release of our our latest collaboration, The Founders.

The Founders by José Parlá
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Rafa Macarrón

Rafa Macarrón (he him) was born in 1981 in Madrid, Spain where he continues to live and work.

Rafa Macarrón
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Tomoo Gokita

Tomoo Gokita (he/him) is a Japanese artist born in Tokyo in 1969, where he continues to live and work.

Tomoo Gokita
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Isshaq Ismail

Isshaq Ismail was born in 1989 in Accra, Ghana. He uses his art as a tool to make polemic statements, working in a style he describes as infantile semi-abstraction.

Isshaq Ismail
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Robert Nava

Robert Nava was born in 1985 in East Chicago, USA, and now lives and works in New York.

Robert Nava
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Wang Yan Cheng

Wang Yan Cheng was born in 1960 in Guangdong, China, and now lives and works in France.

Wang Yan Cheng
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Jenny Brosinski

Jenny Brosinski was born in 1984 in Celle, Germany, and now lives and works in Berlin.

Jenny Brosinski
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Chris Succo

Chris Succo was born in 1979 and lives and works in Düsseldorf, Germany.

Chris Succo
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Katrin Fridriks

Katrin Fridriks was born in 1974 in Reykjavik, Iceland, and currently lives between Luxembourg and Paris.

Katrin Fridriks
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Tomás Sánchez

Tomás Sánchez was born in 1948 in Cuba, and is now based in Costa Rica.

Tomás Sánchez
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Ali Banisadr

Ali Banisadr was born in 1976 in Tehran, Iran, and now lives and works in New York, USA.

Ali Banisadr
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Angel Otero

Angel Otero (he/him) was born in 1981 in Santurce, Puerto Rico. He now splits his time between the island and his studio in New York City.

Angel Otero
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Kour Pour

Kour Pour was born in 1987 in Exeter, UK, and now lives and works in Los Angeles, USA.

Kour Pour

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