Find out about the latest trends in the art market. Our guide is here to inspire you on your art journey. Whether you're looking to diversify your existing collection or purchase your first work of art, we can help and advise you through the ever-evolving art market.
Art Trends 2023
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According to the 2022 Art Basel and UBS Global Art Market Report, the art market is currently worth $65 billion, rising by 29% since 2020. Historically outperforming the S&P 500 since 2000.
This guide is here to help inspire, whether you're looking to diversify your existing collection or looking to learn about the exciting and ever evolving art market.
The Rise of Abstraction
Abstract art is timeless often using shapes, colours, forms and gestural marks to achieve its effect. Abstraction is subjective and non-representational, making it a great opportunity for any collector.
Abstract artists chosen by Studio 74
The bursting abstract pieces by Danielle O’Connor Akiyama are inspired by love and landscapes. Identifiable by her Eastern & Western fusion of influence, her signature style is collected across the globe and is highly regarded and unlike any other artists.
“It looks like everything about space I cannot explain.” Stephen Hawking Multi award-winning artist, with accolades such as a young master and a radical turner, Kenny has appeared in many prestigious exhibitions and galleries including the Saatchi Gallery.
The Popularity of Figurative
Great figurative works will always be engaging after nearly two years of isolation, there was a resurgence of figurative art in 2022 as people missed seeing people. This style is set to continue in popularity in 2023.
Figurative artists chosen by Studio 74
One of the foremost figurative artists of his generation, known for his masterful use of 'chiaroscuro' - the powerful use of light and dark.
Drawing on life stories from his childhood, brought up in the bordellos' of Buenos Aires, his works show unique observations of beauty.
Celebrity collectors include: Shaquille O’Neal, Lionel Messi, Rihanna, Juan Gabriel and Shakira, to comedian John Bishop, Micky Rourke, Jennifer Lopez and Megan Fox.
A contrasting contemporary style to Fabian, Craig portrays iconic faces, buildings, shapes and brands through hundreds of intricately painted figures.
Carefully planning and painting each tiny figure, all which have their own identity and personality. Every piece contains a range of 400 to 1,800 people, and he spends anywhere from 50 to 150 hours on any one painting.
Craig's work is collected by many private and prominent collectors including an original work of art hanging in the White House in Senator Reed’s office. Frequent presence at major art fairs including: Palm Beach Show, Scope, Art Silicon Valley, Context Art Miami demonstrates his demand.
Femme Fatale Art
According to a BBC documentary 'Recalculating Art' secondary market p[rices for work by female artists are rising 29% faster than the prices for art by men.
Female artists chosen by Studio 74
- Anna Mazzotta
- Anna Razumovskaya
- Anna Gammans
- Danielle O' Connor Akiyama
- Elena Henderson
- Emilija Pasagic
- Tracy Emin
Bristol based artist Anna Mazzotta has an undeniable talent, with an utterly irresistible, colourful, humorous and sometimes risque style. Heavily influenced by the hedonism and voluptuousness of a golden age of cabaret and cinema.
Anna achieved critical success while studying at the Royal College of Art. One of the youngest winners of the prestigious Jerwood Drawing Prize.
Anna has been commissioned by Fat Boy Slim, and presented a portrait for Jane Fonda on The Graham Norton Show. Locals to Bristol can find her work in the popular Clifton Lido.
American artist Anna Razumovskaya magically captures the lyrical romanticism of renaissance portraiture, while creating art that is completely modern and original.
Widely collected and successful solo shows in New York, Paris, Toronto, Amsterdam, Antwerp and Berlin as well as in Mayfair and across the UK Anna travelled extensively around Europe absorbing the influences of artists past and present before she settled down in Toronto, Canada where she still lives and works. Her work is collected and exhibited globally.
The Age of the Remix
Artist and creatives often draw reference from the past, borrowing forms and styles that once held great popularity.
Street artists often pay homage to other artists or include elements of nostalgia into their work which can make each piece far more memorable. For 'All is Pritty' by Dan Pearce shows Andy Warhol, Salvador Dali and Einstein in pop-art style.
Remix Artists chosen by Studio 74
His creative process is to roam the city at night and rip posters from the walls to use as a starting point for a new work. Thick layers of curled and burnt paper alongside paints and glazes to create his outspoken and distinctive statement pieces.
Global artist creating multi-dimensional & aspirational artworks he describes as 'Jungles of Joy' exhibited in galleries and art shows in New York, Los Angeles, Singapore, Hong Kong, Johannesburg, Berlin and Paris.
Mr. Brainwash (real name Thierry Guetta) is a French street artist. His works include a multitude of iconic symbols and references making his pieces both nostalgic and memorable, his work is collected globally.
Rose to fame through his collaboration with Banksy in the 2010 Academy nominated documentary 'Exit Through the Gift Shop'. His major auction debut first occurred at Philips in 2010 where Charlie Chaplin Pinksold for $122,500, from an upper estimate of $70,000.
His original works can start from circa 10k - over 250K and a new documentary on his rise to fame is currently being filmed.
THE CONNOR BROTHERS
Sell-out shows at galleries in LA, New York, Sydney, Dubai, London, Hong Kong and Berlin.
Exhibited in collections at The Victoria and Albert Museum & The Penguin Collection and collaborations including Banksy's Dismaland and male suicide prevention charity CALM.
THE TALE OF TWO 'BROTHERS'
Two British artists James Golding and Mike Snelle, took the art world by storm when they created a fictional identity of The Connor Brothers. Innocent twins who had emerged from a Californian cult and were struggling to make sense of the world through their art – an interesting background, however their truth is ever more interesting still.
To distract themselves from depression and addiction, they started creating collages using cut out text from 60’s comics and old Mills & Boon paperbacks, eventually showing the works under a pseudonym – The Connor Brothers. Their work repurposes and plays on iconic books like Penguin and Mills & Boon.
BLUE - CHIP & EMERGING TALENTS
Blue-chip art refers to art masters with a solid reputation for creating works of art that have had consistent years of sales confirmed at auction.
Key Emerging Artists
Discovering artists at the start of their career can be a rewarding experience, as you can closely follow them as they progress. Their collections tend to be smaller and originals acquired early in their career have a propensity to be more rare and unique.
Key emerging artists chosen by Studio 74 include:
Original VS Limited Edition
An original work of art is when the artist has taken many hours, executing their masterful skill to create a piece in its entirety.
An artist will put hours of meticulous work and skill into the piece which will make each original, completely unique. Such a personal and creative process the original will be yours and yours only, yet also hold an infinite tie to the artist as they have poured their time, skill and DNA into each work of art.
Expert Art Consultancy
Our expert art consultancy means we can assess the value increase of original works and as a specialist gallery we can let you know when your purchase has increased in value.
Limited Edition Artworks
Limited editions are restricted to a set number produced in each collection, so that each individual piece of work will retain its value over time.
Every artwork in a limited edition collection will look exactly the same, yet you can always expect high-quality reproductions with modern printing techniques including giclée prints, with many editions that are now hand embellished to give each piece more originality.
Lower Numbered Editions
A common misconception is that lower numbered editions are more valuable, this is rarely the case, as artists will often number their works at random when they are signing and dating them.
The Power of Art in Situ
Art is an investment for a lifetime, which grows with you over time.
Owning art is often different from any other expenditure in your life as the journey to finding your perfect artwork or building your existing collection is rich, personal and rewarding.
It is unique in its ability to add a sense of beauty and personality to your home or office space, and is a great way to pass down your values and interests to future generations.
Looking to Invest in Art in 2023?
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