2015 is going to be an interesting year as the internet progresses into HTML5 and different forms of art begin taking shape. Banksy has already made quite a few headlines in 2014.
But here’s a quick breakdown that I believe will be famous visual artists of 2015 in no particular order:
Banksy – since I mentioned him first, I think it is fair to start with him. He has already made headlines with his pop up art booths selling unmarked stenciled art in New York. Many people passed by this opportunity to purchase an original Banksy painting for $50. Some actually bought a few, but the sales were disappointing. It’s interesting how a name can make art move.
Swoon – this artist s a street artist who specializes in life-size wheatpaste prints and paper cutouts of human figures. She’s very much a modern day, street Matisse.
Armin Boehm – I had the pleasure of exhibiting with him during Miami’s Art Basel weekend and his art is a mixture of bright colors and cubism.
Oscar Murillo – This artist is known for “art flipping” of young hyped artists, which in short is kind of like house flipping where one buys art at a low price and resells higher. “A Mercantile Novel” positioned Murillo as an artist who, at 28 years old, can fetch high prices while knowing the politics of the art market machine he benefits from.
Alex Vera – I have already began another campaign with the American Cancer Society and now have been commissioned by large corporations (which I am unable to disclose at this time) for a big art project that will lead to worldwide exposure. Think beverages. That’s the only hint I can give now. But my art has already caught the eye of Castelli Gallery amongst others. Castelli is known for being the first to exhibit Keith Haring’s art in an actual gallery.