Art is the food of the soul. It shows us all feelings and thoughts that we are not usually able to express ourselves. One form of art is painting and it is quite familiar to everyone. It is the art of using brushes and other tools for applying paints that have colors and pigments to a firm base, creating wonders. However, art has a lot of different forms that include painting, but that does not mean that the art of painting is limited at all, for it has various forms as well like gestural painting, composition, drawing, abstraction and a lot more; besides, you can use more than one form or even all of them at the same time to present whatever you want to express.
Painting is a form of art that has a long history that extends back to very ancient times in all the places and cultures around the world. This form of art, either in the east or west, has always played a great role in portraying the thoughts with a huge impact on the communities’ lives, so most of them left drawings of religious scenes or mythical creatures. Additionally, painting is deemed to be a raging fire of creativity that can never be put down, for it has been around for long in a lot of countries and keeps flowing unstoppably. Consequently, we have had so many artists and painters; some of them are known to us and the others are not. In the following list, you will be introduced to the ten best painting artists around the world.
10 Rosson Crow
Rosson Crow graduated from School of Visual Arts in 2004 and had another degree in arts from Yale two years later. Nathalie Obadia was a French art dealer who actually discovered the artwork of Crow in 2005, so he organized her the very first exhibition of her works in France. After that, Crow’s work grabbed the attention of a lot of people, and she was chosen to be among several other artists in the Wall Street Journal article titled “The 23-Year Old Masters” That article selected ten of the best artists that were emerging back then in 2006 in the United States and, as luck could have it, Rosson Crow was one of them. Crow’s art is usually inspired by several citations, the culture of cowboy, music and, of course, theater. Eventually, she became popular due to her significant portrayals of designs that are full of nostalgic feelings; the ones that merge the historical references with the theatrical impression.
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9 Ed Ruscha
Ed Ruscha is a unique painter who is known for challenging being categorized and striving to be as different. He is also known for using unusual materials while painting; these materials often include something as surreal as blood, dust, as well as Pepto Bismol. His talent is not limited to be a painter; he is a brilliant drawer and photographer who collects sets of humorous photos and adds them to his photographic books. Ed Ruscha lives in Los Angeles which helped in forming his paintings as they are usually dominated by a mixture of ironies and quirks of the life he witnesses in L.A. One of his most famous artworks was a painting that he did back in 1979 where he tried to emphasize the fact that using the slang language that we became more accustomed to these days is a real indication of the deterioration of the language; his painting was known as “I Don’t Want No Retrospective”; he intended to use the double negative method ironically for proving his own point of view.
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8 Richard Prince
Richard Prince is an American photographer and painter. He showed an interest in art at a very young age and started painting the pictures taken by other photographers. At the beginning of the 80s, he started having his works presented in several exhibitions and they continued being so for over twenty years. In 2005, he received the title of “the most admired artist of his generation”. Richard Prince’s work of art has been going viral in several exhibitions, including locations like “Fresh Kills”, Anonymous Gallery, Mexico City, “Hoodwinked”, Nyehuas, NY, “Blind Cut”, Marlborough Gallery Chelsea, NY, “I, You, We,” Whitney Museum of American Art, “Disturbing Innocence,” The FLAG Art Foundation, and a lot more.
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7 Brendan Monroe
Brendan Monroe is a popular American painter and sculptor who studied at Art Center in Pasadena and whose work has been featured in New American Paintings, The New Yorker, and The New York Times. His work tilts the perspectives of the beholders as they express his own thoughts and dreams in the form of images of the unseen world by combining between the reality and fantasy, making them look charming. Brendan’s work was not limited to be presented in local journals and magazines, but it has also extended to reach different continents including Asia, North America, and Europe.
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6 John Lurie
The spring of 2004 is deemed to be the turning point of John Lurie’s life, for his art has come to light by having his very first painting being exhibited at Anton Kern Gallery and right after that, he has become popular for having his artwork going viral in galleries throughout the world including Contemporary Arts Center, Musee Des Beaux-Arts De Montreal, the Musee d’Art Moderne Grand-Duc Jean and the Watari Museum of Contemporary Art. Lurie also had two books of his own that were published, one of them was a guide on how to draw while the other is a color book representing more than eighty images. However, his talent includes more than just painting, for he made music for almost twenty years, recording several albums and composing music for more than twenty movies, including Down by Law, Stranger than Paradise, and Get Shorty; movies that got him nominated for a Grammy. He also has acting skills that aided him to star in three different movies.
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5 Krysti Ellen
Krysti Ellen did not study art, for she is not an actual painter, more of a licensed cosmetologist who taught herself how to paint and decided to stand out from the crowd by taking a different turn in the world of painting, so she used her cosmetic skills in applying paint over her body and face. It might sound weird, but we actually tend to use this stuff in Halloween for being a new person for a day; for Krysti, she does not need Halloween to be different because she already is. Ellen is capable of creating compulsive face paints to produce fantasy looks, varying from scary demons to cute Disney characters. Her work of art has gone viral on the internet and she gained followers from all over the world in no time because of her exceptional talent; besides, she also posts “How to” tutorial videos to show people in detail how shemakes her art.
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4 Emanuele Dascanio
Emanuele Dascanio is an Italian artist who has a great passion for art and painting, so he studied at Lucio Fontana Art School of Arese and graduated from it. Later, he enrolled at the Academy of Brera, but it was not so long before he decided to ditch the academy. Four years later, he started to study and work in the atelier of Gianluca Corona; he was learning how to use oil in painting. Emanuele always keeps on studying, for he always feels the need to grow and hone his art skills, so he usually dedicates a lot of his time for studying several techniques. He might consider himself to still be a student because he never stops learning, but that does not make him any less professional, for his work has been presenting in a number of exhibitions at both national and international locations.
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3 Paul Cadden
Paul Cadden is one of the most prominent artists out there, for he appreciates the beauty of everything that exists around us. His work is usually inspired by photographs or videos, but he usually tries to twist the way people see these images by making them come to life and seem more realistic. He believes in “Intensifying the Normal”; that we are capable of making everything that seems ordinary feels poles apart and pumping with life. As a consequence, he has become popular for using hyperrealism in his paintings which combine some unrealistic images to produce ones that feel so strange yet so real.
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2 Akiane Kramarik
Akiane is a painter whose talent started showing at a very young age. Despite having a rough childhood, she succeeded in becoming the artist she is today because her mother has always supported her. In the beginning, Akiane’s art was not valued or admired as she expected, but her mother kept giving her hope until she felt like painting and drawing were things that she is meant for. It was not so long until Akiane’s art came to the light and she gained a lot of fans; her art got featured in several media channels including Oprah Winfrey Show, Good Morning America, Fox News and a lot more. Her work has also been presented in several galleries, museums and private mansions all over the world.
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1 Marcello Barenghi
Marcello is an Italian painter whose talent has been obvious since he was a year and a half old when he was doodling and the output was a flying plane. His passion was obvious as soon as he got into school and started getting addicted to pencils and papers that were around him and started drawing his favorite cartoon characters. Upon growing up, he attended the Art School “Boccioni” in Milan where he learned different techniques of paintings and how to use different tools as well. When computers and graphics made an appearance, they almost replaced the real illustrations and that got Marcello disappointed and he quit drawing for almost twenty years, but actually, the thing that made him quit was also the same that made him thinking about going back to his old passion and renew; technology. He kept on watching videos on the internet that ignited his passion and he decided to embark on a new adventure.
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