LAGOS, Nigeria (VOICE OF NAIJA) — As we are already rapidly approaching 2024, we couldn’t help but wonder: What will be the hot art trends in the coming year? What new and exciting movements will take the art world by storm?
The art market is changing, becoming more inclusive, more open to the world, and more open to new technologies. We share some insights on current art trends that may continue to gain popularity and evolve in the coming years. So, here is our prediction for the top 5 trends that will dominate the art scene in 2024.
In recent years, urban art (and all of its subgenres) has gained mainstream recognition, with more galleries and organizations showcasing works by urban art artists. Urban art is a wide and dynamic form of expression that continues to expand and push limits, ranging from street art and graffiti to sculpture and sticker art.
Yes, abstract art is on the rise. There is something majestic about a huge expanse of large, painted canvas. Abstract art is not based on realistic visual senses; it challenges conventional thinking, expands our imagination, and will be a driving force in 2024.
Urban art sculptures elevate street art to new heights. Urban art sculptures can be built to compliment or contrast with their surroundings’ architecture and nature, resulting in a dialogue between the artwork and the environment.
Monochrome and Minimalism
Monochrome and minimalist art movements have made a significant reappearance on the worldwide art scene in recent years. For many, monochrome art appears to be the simplest thing, despite the fact that the omnipotence of color, in its humblest, purest form, exceeds the viewer’s vision. Monochrome artists have complete latitude in their approach and technique.
Political art, social justice art, and art as activism will all play important roles in the art world in 2024. With societal themes at the forefront of public attention, more artists are utilizing their work to investigate issues such as racial inequity, gender identity, and political upheaval.
Today’s urban painters use their art as a form of activism, emphasizing problems such as human rights, free expression, and political corruption. The goal is to encourage understanding, empathy, and action that will have a long-term influence in communities around the world. All of these forms of art can inspire social change and raise awareness about vital social justice concerns.