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To me, growing as an artist means being aware of the art done by those who came before and keeping an eye on what  my contemporaries are creating,  As part of my work, I like to study and apply the palette, figures or a style inspired by an art movement or a period of art history. I borrow or reinterpret these to convey ideas or emotions.


Expressionism has had a significant impact on contemporary art and continues to be a popular and influential movement. In the contemporary art world, expressionism is often associated with artists who seek to convey their innermost thoughts and feelings through their work, using a variety of techniques and mediums.

One of the most important aspects of contemporary expressionism is its diversity. There are many different sub-styles, each with its own unique characteristics and techniques. Some of the most notable include:

  • Abstract expressionism: This sub-style is characterized by the use of abstract forms and bold, gestural brushstrokes. Artists working in this style often seek to convey a sense of spontaneity and emotion, and may use unconventional materials such as dripped or poured paint to create their works.

  • Neo-expressionism: This sub-style emerged in the 1980s as a reaction against the more conceptual and minimalist art of the time. Neo-expressionist artists often incorporate figurative elements into their work, and may use bright colors and bold lines to convey a sense of energy and intensity.

  • Figurative expressionism: This sub-style focuses on the human figure, often depicting it in a distorted or exaggerated manner to convey a sense of emotional intensity. Artists working in this style may use a variety of mediums, including paint, sculpture, and video, to explore themes of identity, politics, and social justice.

  • Emotionalism: This sub-style emphasizes the emotional impact of art, using a variety of techniques and mediums to convey a sense of intensity and raw emotion. Artists working in this style may incorporate found objects, text, and other elements into their work to create a multi-layered and complex emotional landscape.


Expressionism remains a vital and influential movement in contemporary art, providing artists with a wide range of tools and techniques for exploring the complexities of the human experience. By pushing the boundaries of traditional art forms and challenging our assumptions and beliefs, contemporary expressionist artists continue to inspire and provoke us in new and unexpected ways.

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