We are past the eras of Picasso and Da Vinci, and although we still relish the wonders of their works, we cannot continue to ignore the present crop of artists that are making history in their way. These artists are having the time of their career, they have risen amidst strong competition to claim their place in the history of arts. Without further ado, we bring you a list of the top five greatest artists of our time.
Ai Weiwei is one name you will mention in the world of art today and get instant attention. He is known for is distinct conceptual works which are underlined by cultural values and political ideology. Apart from being an artist, he is a strong political activist and has severally criticized the Chinese government via the social media. He was stopped at some point in 2011 for trying to leave the country for 81 days. He was later released and now serves as a guest professor in the Universitat der Kunste in Berlin.
Jeff is one of the most expensive living artists in America today. His works have graced some of the most expensive art exhibitions the world has seen, and as he gets older, his career blossoms. Jeff kicked off his art career in the 80s and had consistently delivered artworks laced with class and brilliance.
Yayoi is one of the most adored artists of our time, at 86 years, she still commands such much love, respect, and aura like she did when she was younger. She holds one of biggest art display at the Obliteration room and fans from all over the world travel down every year to gaze at some of the best artworks and shake hands with this amazing woman.
Damien made his debut into the world art when he opened his Newport Street Gallery in Vauxhall, south London. This young British artist has been in the business of abstract painting for a while now, but with the opening of his gallery, gained so many positive reviews and admiration from art lovers all over the world. Damien has enjoyed lots of high ends in his career; he was the lead curator of the 1988 exhibition “Freeze” where he first stunned the world with an amazing display of indigenous art from Britain. He is one talented artist that can combine abstract and static art creatively to give off a mind-blowing piece of art.
Ono is one of the most innovative artists who has constantly used her works and popularity to advocate for peace and unity. Her works of arts are just one part of her life, she has held groundbreaking art exhibitions displaying some of the best conceptual works of art the world has ever seen, engaging thousands of audience in a thrilling display of paintings, photography and other performances—-but this is just art.
Ono is a strong social activist focused on preaching peace and unity amongst the human race. In 1969, Ono and John Lennon launched a global campaign that went viral at that time; they plastered ten cities with posters bearing a simple, heartwarming message “ WAR IS OVER” writing in big letters followed by ”IF YOU WANT PEACE” in small caps. She has held several campaigns both online using her social media platforms and organizing a lot of campaigns offline. She is one of the artists of our time using her talent and popularity to promote world peace; this has earned her a place in our list of greatest artists of our time.