Best Contemporary Artists Right Now
By Andrew Parker - December 21, 2022

Are you tired of hearing about the same old artists and are on the lookout for someone new to get inspiration from? You’ve come to the right place! Leave Monet and Leonardo Da Vinci behind and enter the innovative new world of contemporary art. Let us take you through some of the best contemporary artists the world has to offer right now! 

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Japanese artist Takashi Murakami is a 60 year old contemporary artist hailing from Tokyo. He is a prominent player on the world art scene, and is represented by Perrotin gallery. He is renowned for his brilliant floral artwork, which draws inspiration from Japan’s thriving manga sector. He is linked to the Neo-Pop Art movement in Japan and is frequently seen as Andy Warhol’s heir. He resists being limited to a certain artistic movement, and his work continues to be very personalized.

British painter David Hockney, the most expensive living artist, is now widely recognised in modern art. The artist’s exquisite landscapes will be on display at eagerly anticipated sales at Christie’s following previous shows in the Tate Modern in London, and the MET in New York. Hockney is multi-talented like most artists and also enjoys dabbling in set design, stage making and photography. The 85 year old art veteran’s most notable works include “The Splash,” and “The Portrait of an Artist.” 

After her artwork “Propelled” sold for a whopping $12 million at a Sotheby’s auction, British painter Jenny Saville just broke the record for most expensive female artist in the world. Her use of naked and curvaceous bodies in her visual representations demonstrates her astounding technical skill, and the way she manipulates form is comparable to that of sculptors. Saville’s artworks aim to counter the male gaze and let women embrace their bodies with grace, leaving beauty standards behind.