Edward Hopper He defined twentieth -century realism with austere and mysterious scenes that convey the isolation of modern life. He infused in his paintings of stripped architecture, desolate interiors, coastal views and urban landscapes with an appreciation of light and shadow that contributes to a significant feeling of alienation. In the most famous painting of Hopper, Nighthawks (1942), three customers sit at the counter of a well-lit restaurant while the streets outside remain dark and empty. After the artist received his first solo exhibition in 1920 at the newly opened Whitney Studio Club (Whitney Museum of American Art), he gained commercial and curatorial renown. In 1952, Hopper represented the United States at the Venice Biennial. His work was acquired by institutions such as Art Institute of Chicago, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Carnegie Museum of Art and the Museum of Modern Art.
In its large -scale murals and smaller works on wooden doors and panels, Alexandre Farto, also known as Vhils, combines detailed figuration with a material process involved: tears the medium drilling using chemicals as bleach, making its images (predominantly portraits) inextricable of the material itself. With this subtractive process, Vhils It combines elements of painting and sculpture and reflects on how the built environment absorbs changes and social development. Vhils He studied at Central Saint Martins. He has currently exposed in cities around the world and has produced collaborations with various institutions, including the EDP Foundation in Lisbon, the Pompidou Center, Barbican Center, Cafa Art Museum and the Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego.
Dean Stockton, better known for the pseudonym D*Face, creates paintings, engravings, sculptures and incisive and irreverent murals that satirize popular culture. His targets range from mainstream consumerism to the American dream. Employing a pop aesthetics, D*Face He refers to cartoon characters such as Mickey Mouse and celebrities like Kurt Cobain, covering instantly recognizable icons with meanings of death, excess and greed. The artist cites the cultures of graffiti and skateboarding in New York as formative influences, and his work evokes the styles of Roy Lichtenstein and Andy Warhol. D*Face He has exposed in New York, Los Angeles, Miami, Barcelona, Paris, Melbourne, Tokyo and Taipei, and his public works can be found in many other cities.
In the late 1990s, the French anonymous artist Invader It began to cement and paste the Space Invaders ceramic mosaics - pixered characters of the same name of 1978 - through the streets of Paris. Invader He expanded his list to include the ghosts of the pac-Man and other popular 8 -bit characters, and his works now adorn cities around the world, from Los Angeles to Katmandu. Together with these clandestine street art works, the Invader Produced Mosaics in Perspex panel, offset and book covers. He also created paintings, designs and graphics in his pixelized style. In 2019, astronaut Samantha Cristoforetti brought one of the works of Invader For the International Space Station, about 248 miles above Earth. Invader She has exposed internationally, with shows in Los Angeles, Paris, Brussels and Hong Kong, among other cities.
One of the most acclaimed artists emerge from postwar Asia, Takashi Murakami He is known for his aesthetic signature “Superflat”: a colorful and two -dimensional style that crosses the division between art and culture popbecause it combines elements of anime, Japanese woodcuts Nihonga and Ukiyo-E. Common motives in the entire work of Takashi Murakami - which covers paintings, sculptures, engravings and more - include smiling flowers, bears and the character Mr. Dou inspired by Mickey Mouse. Takashi Murakami He presented in institutions such as the Guggenheim Bilbao Museum, Moma PS1, Mori Art Museum, Contemporary Art Museum, Brooklyn Museum, Museum Für Modern Kunst and Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago, among others. Artists, Kaikai Kiki Co.