As I briefly mentioned, contemporary art defines itself as art that is made today. To broaden the sense of the word ‘’today’’: for the most part this art movement complexes around modern issues, ideas and beliefs and socio-cultural phenomenon.
Damien Hirst, Kusama and Basquiat are a few of the more famous contemporary artists. Most artists from this movement create their works through media such as paint, or installation. Their work revolves around certain recurring themes, principles or ideologies.
Contemporary photography art
The photograph as contemporary art seems to be less common. Some well-known influencers in this genre are Malick Sidibe, Katy Grannan and Rink Kawauchi.
As a contemporary art photographer myself, I get inspired by several ideas and principles. Recently, I’ve created multiple photographic series about the discomfort we feel when we have to show who we really are.
This state of freedom – this discharge – is the main protagonist captured in the frame. My fascination with human behaviour led me to this theme, in which I portray the ambiguity of human behaviour. The models I work with are in their turn inspired to truly reveal themselves. The moment they do is the perfect moment for the perfect shot. Registering true vulnerability can be freeing.
The veil between the models’ true self and their assumed identities, is lifted.