While I’m obsessed with collage and mixed media art, and I love photography more than a kid loves cake, I still have a very special place in my heart hole for abstract art.
Putting together an art collection for your home is no easy task. Choosing colors, mediums, and mixing them all together takes some effort, but the payoff is gigantic. Art is truly one of the easiest way to pull together the overall look of your space.
If abstract art is your jam, I have nine amazing abstract artists that you need to check out pronto:
This artist favors bold colors with lots of detail, and works primarily with acrylic paints and pastels on canvas. This piece, “Celebrity Crush” could work really well in an entryway, or on a wall where it could really stand out as the centerpiece. I also think it would make a fun and unexpected piece for a kids room.
Hilarious blogger Jenny Andrews Anderson from the design/TV/lifestyle blog My Favorite and My Best, started showcasing her work a few years ago, and I’ve been hooked on phonics ever since. What I love most about Jenny’s style is that it’s shifted and grown as she grown as an artist. My favorite pieces of hers are the simple, brightly colored paintings that basically say, “KAPOW!”
Jaime is the Founder and Executive Editor of two of the most fab design blogs online: Design Milk and Dog Milk, but she’s also a wonderfully talented abstract artist. She does a great mix of black and white line drawings light and airy paintings, and even some chunky black and white abstract paintings. There’s a great variety in her work, so you cold use several pieces in different spots in your home.
A former graphic designer, Claire gave up her career in 2011 to pursue her love of art and painting full-time. You can see many of her designs under the Anthropologie and Urban Outfitters banner on various items including sheets, rugs, and shower curtains as well as some of her original works. But you can still purchase her original art or prints online, which are wonderfully whimsical and each seem to contain their own stories.
Aleksandra is a Polish artist who creates what she calls “abstract landscapes.” Her works have a bit of an edge to them and can even feel futuristic. Her work would look amazingly chic in a clean modern space or in an unexpected spot such as a kitchen.
Jonni’s works are an attention grabbing combination of abstract meets reality, and he achieves this through the mediums of both painting and photography. There’s an element of deconstruction to his work, and somehow–even when someone’s face is melting–they always make me smile.
Broad brushstroke black and white abstracts are a fave sub-genre of mine. These are sometimes paintings that *look* like they would be easy to do yourself, but if you’ve ever tried it, Newsflash: not so easy. Lisa’s works seem to effortlessly embody this look, and it’s hard for me to pick a favorite. These paintings are “quiet” enough to work really well as the centerpiece in a dining room or a living room.
8. Owen Schmit
First of all, Owen Schmit is a woman, not a dude. Second of all, her work feels super modern and almost fashionable–like a beautiful outfit put together from top to bottom. She has a talent for merging colors together in a way that you’re not sure where one begins and the other one stops. I think a few of her pieces right next to one another on a big wall would look kind of amazeballs.
Lola is a painter living in Ireland, whose work I’ve been seeing pop-up all over the interwebs. Her pieces have a subtle, soothing quality to them, perhaps because she tends to feature a lot of white and lighter colors. I think these paintings would look super duper charming in a little girl or boy’s room or a bedroom.
So those are my very favorite-est abstract painters, is there anyone I missed? Who are some of your favorite abstract artists?