Collector Favorites: Bestselling Artists of May
Ever wondered what other people are buying for their personal art collections? Though your tastes may differ, seeing what others are purchasing can help you discover new artists whose works you might not otherwise have considered.
Below, meet 5 artists who have proven to be popular favorites with our collectors. For more ideas, browse our recently sold works and contact our curators, who can help you find similar works in your budget.
Heather Blanton is known for her synchronistic sport-themed paintings. Using bright acrylic colors, the athletes portrayed on Heather’s canvas gather and disseminate across a colorless background, revealing their movements and transporting the viewer into a moment of sports-induced excitement, tension, and competition. Based in Florida, Heather has a background in photography and was a commercial and fine art photographer for over a decade before moving on to painting full-time. Her works have been shown in museums and galleries all over the US and Europe. See more of Heather’s work here.
With vibrant juxtapositions of color and figurative expressions, Noemi Safir’s portrait painting vividly depicts femininity and independence. Combining realism and abstract expressionism, Noemi’s work is rooted in and tells the story of her personal experiences, revealing her inner struggle to embrace her independence as a woman and an artist. Living in Israel, her works have been exhibited worldwide, including in Australia, Hong Kong, South Korea, Germany, and the US. She has also participated in numerous international charity auctions and fundraising events for Israel. See more of Noemi’s work here.
Blending mid-century modern and contemporary designs, self-taught sculptor Vadim Kharchenko sophistically makes geometric sculptures that showcase structural and visual balance. He contemplates the movement of colors against or befitting nature. The artist describes his art practice as “the transformation of rough piles of steel into beautiful pieces of art.” Each of Vadim’s sculptures is handcrafted and made entirely of metal. Currently based in New Jersey, his works can be found in commercial and residential spaces and public and private collections worldwide. See more of Vadim’s work here.
Self-taught artist Tate Ellington explores the theme of anxiety and how isolation is both social and self-imposed. Tate’s abstract and figurative forms are combined with surrealist themes, distortion, and chaotic lines. These characteristics bestow Tate’s paintings with a dream-like visual experience that challenges viewers to think differently. Born and raised in Mississippi, Tate’s works have been shown in galleries in Oxford, New York, and Los Angeles, where he now lives and works. He is also a working actor, best-known for Quantico and Straight Out Of Compton. See more of Tate’s work here.
Using a variety of mediums, Norm Yip is best known for his abstract expressionist paintings. Norm’s work uses a bright color palette and striking brushstrokes and is centered around understanding self-awareness and different social surroundings. In his latest Arcadia series, he creates a multi-faceted utopia in the context of his experiences of living in different cities and among different cultures. Originally born in Canada, Norm relocated to Hong Kong, where he frequently exhibits his work. He has recently shown his paintings in galleries and art fairs in Zurich and New York City. See more of Norm’s work here.
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