Contemporary Artist Biographies
Listed below are the various styles of some favorite artists in alphabetical order. Any who do not wish to be included will be removed upon request. Desktop computer users, hover cursor over bands beneath art descriptions to view cropped sample image. They should automatically collapse. They may either be fully visible or require a tap on some mobile devices. Click respective names to visit full image on Pinterest:
(American, b. 1977), victorgrasso.com
Grasso enjoys infusing surrealistic elements within his realistic oil paintings with primarily female subjects.
As an expressionist artist, Hook adroitly uses grunge textures and abstract—sometimes double-exposures—in his figurative paintings.
Lagarrigue combines expressionism with impressionism to produce grunge figurative portraits.
(American, b. 1966), josephlorussofineart.com
Also listed among our favorite portrait artists, Lorusso primarily paints orange-lit barroom scenes and frequently red-nosed reposed females in an impressionist manner.
Mann borders between impressionist and expressionist as he evokes subdued emotion with a hint of realism in his oil paintings.
Frequently considered a hyperrealist, Monks actually uses discreet brush strokes on large canvases that reveal her underlying figurative impressionist style.
Moseley is a realist who prefers to focus on a single subject, whether a portrait or standing.
(Canadian, b. 1968), timokamura.com
Okamura migrated to New York and since has been chronicling its various peoples with stark portraiture that combines mixed media.
(Spanish, b. 1962), gabrielpicart.com
Generally painting detailed city scenes or females in relaxed poses, Picart is a master realist whose paintings invite the viewer to enter an imaginary world.
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