Born in Johannesburg in 1955, William Kentridge uses performance, collage and charcoal to discuss and challenge the problems of Apartheid.
What do you know about the art of blowing things up? Chinese artist Cai Guo-Qiang has been doing it for fifty years…
Meet Ed Ruscha, the American Pop artist who fell in love with gas stations on a road trip to Los Angeles in the 1950s.
The influential South African painter Marlene Dumas is famous for her portraits, but interestingly, she doesn’t see them as portraits at all.
American painter Walton Ford loved drawing animals as a kid and never stopped painting the wildlife he cherished.
After growing up during the Cultural Revolution in China, Zhang Xiaogang became internationally revered for his intimate portraits of Chinese history.
Cuban-American artist Félix González-Torres wanted to infiltrate the way people think and act – quietly but effectively.
Louise Bourgeois turned to art to make sense of her turbulent childhood. Her 80-year career has made a profound mark on 20th and 21st century art.
A true pioneer, Lynette Yiadom-Boakye’s fictional portraits have influenced the 21st century renaissance of the black figure in mainstream art.
For Lawrence Weiner, art should do three things: ask questions, communicate an idea, and be useful for people.
As one of the most celebrated painters alive, David Hockney remains dedicated to finding new ways to capture the enormity of the world around us.
Chris Ofili rose to fame in the late ‘80s as a figurehead of the Young British Artists. He was the first Black artist to win the Turner Prize, and throughout his career, his art has challenged and changed perceptions in the art world and beyond.
This hugely influential Ethiopian-American artist has changed the game for abstract painting. Her epic, monumental works are based on real, historical events.