The Three Techniques of Contemporary Art

The reason most people look at contemporary art skeptically is because the techniques its uses are not quite what the people are used to seeing. But when one actually comes to know of these techniques, you will that the skepticism is replaced with extreme respect and credibility to the artists.

The techniques of contemporary art deserve so much credit because they challenge the innovativeness of the artist and presents things to the viewer in a light that is difficult to otherwise imagine. Jackson Pollock is a renowned name in the works of contemporary art and it is his works that you can catch a glimpse of at the fine arts gallery of Mark Borghi in New York City, Palm Beach or even Bridgehampton.

The unique perspective of any piece of contemporary art is achieved for its techniques, three of which are presented to you in this article.

  1. MINIMALISM – just as the name suggest it makes all things minimal. This is by far the most popular technique employed in the genre and the most relevant one as well. The unnecessary things are eliminated and only those which seem to bring out the essence of the artist’s creation are retained. This is an extremely difficult technique because it totally relies on the discretion of the artist, and he has to keep in mind not to leave out anything essential. This technique has made it big by becoming a huge part of branding, design and advertising in the present times. This probably can be considered as the most important element in contemporary art.
  2. FOUND OBJECTS – one of the most important things that exist in the present contemporary art is taking things that others deem as useless and making use of it in the most unique way possible to create art. This is an extremely innovative and new thing that is much in vogue currently in this kind of art form. Artists who use this technique are worthy of accolades as they can see through the mere shape and size of an object and it is only at an art gallery that you will be able to view such fantastic creativity, using the ‘junk things’ of everyday life.

Mark Borghi’s fine arts gallery in Bridgehampton recently hosted an exhibition that featured wall sculptures using parts of vintage cars such as Ferrari and Porsche.

  1. LARGE SCALE ART – back in 1977 the artist named Walter De Marie created a huge piece of art using four hundred steel poles which was considered incredible. Even today, creating a larger than life piece of art to convey a perspective completely different from the normal, gathers appreciation from people. The last four decades have seen this art form that uses the environment as one of its tools win the hearts of many and turn to become an extremely crucial movement within the framework of contemporary art.

Thus, as you can see, all these three techniques bring in their own unique contribution into making contemporary art what it really is today, you cannot single out any one as less important; each technique is indispensible to any contemporary artist.