Tammam Azzam was a young artist in the devastated city of Damascus, Syria. Sadly war and violence has taken over Syria in recent times. The war in syria was a huge obstacle that came in Tammam’s way but that wouldn’t stop his dream of becoming a successful artist. His studio was shutdown because of the syrian government so he was forced to continue his dreams in some place else, Dubai. Azzam focuses on working with digital art. The main theme he focuses on in his art works is too depict the political problems going on back home for him in Damascus. He depicts the tough times going on in his country by incorporating broken pieces of items such as maps in his art. Through symbolism in pieces he adds to his pieces he shows the misery that the Syrian people are going through. Keep your eye out in this inspiring artist from the devastated country of Syria.
If you’re looking for an up and coming artist, look no further than Jimo Junk. Her real name is Jimena Montemayor, born in Mexico City and raised in Europe and the United States. She currently resides in Brooklyn where she dedicates herself to producing street art as well as digital sketches.Her works of art reflect the moving and continuos forms of lines and the way they connect to one another. Her use of color is vibrant and alive. She will soon be showcasing her work in her first solo show in Mexico City as well as participating in a collaboration in New York with other fellow artists called Momentun for Tormentum in which part of the proceeds will benefit victims of the hurricanes in Mexico. You can also catch her during Art Basel Miami next month when she will be participating in Create Collect’s launch exhibition.
Examples of Jimena Montemayor’s art pieces below:
Once you see this you might think that Andy Warhol was a bit weird, strange or different but what matters is the incredible pieces he created and his role as a leader for the Pop Art movement. This interview occurred during Warhol’s most successful period in the art industry. The interview highlights everything about Warhol whether it’s his opinion on other art, what he thinks Pop Art, how he does his pieces, what they are about. This interview defines why he is considered such an influential and popular artist.
If there could be a legitimate king of the Pop Art movement it would definitely be the famous Andy Warhol. He started and led this extremely popular art movement during the late 1950’s in the U.S. Pop arts main concept was incorporating traditions of antique fine arts with modern topics in culture. Pop art deals with the question of, why was the art piece was created? What was the main motive? Many examples of pop art deal with advertisements such as Warhol’s Campbell’s soup can and his Coca Cola ad. The other main topic that appears in pop art is comics. Warhol used a blotted-ink style in many of his pieces. He started succeeding in the early 1960s having many art exhibits through the U.S. In the 1960s his main focus was depicting “iconic American objects”, which made him excel over any artist at the time. It was either a piece of an American product or a famous American whether an athlete, actors, actress, musician, etc. Andy Warhol influenced the world with his pop art pieces.
Examples of Warhol’s art pieces below: