The Top 10 Emerging Artists of 2021

We’ve reached the end of 2021, and what a year it’s been for the art world. We were lucky enough to see the return of some of the most anticipated events in the art world, like the best international art fairs around the globe, which kicked the market back into action the way we only could have dreamed of a year ago. And this revival has helped emerging artists make their mark on the scene. To celebrate those who have inspired us this year with their innovative and captivating art, we’re naming our top 10 young and emerging artists of 2021.

1. Cajuca

He is a young Brazilian artist creating incredible digital art prints reminiscent of a fever dream or an acid trip. If you’re a fan of psychedelic art, we highly suggest you check out his work.

2. Sounya Whang

emerging artists, Sounya Whang
Bleu Lady, 2021

This young French artist creates a mixture of abstract and figurative artworks inspired by her Korean heritage. Amongst our favorites of her pieces are her portraits which conjure up images of Yoshitomo Nara

3. Gabrielle Rul

One of our favorite artists creating naïve art, Gabrielle Rug creates whimsical artwork that is somehow both melancholic and ethereal. 

4. Charlotte Abramow

Charlotte Abramow creates poignant feminist photography which is sure to resonate in our current climate. 

5. Jade Mouge

emerging artists, Jade Mouge
Walter, 2020

We love this young French artist’s Cubist style, her eclectic color palette and imaginative reimagination of portraiture.

6. Jihun Ju

Jihan Ju’s photography is beautifully delicate, adding the subtlest accent to an interior to perfect a zen ambiance.

7. Al Freno

These serene paintings by Al Freno evoke the harmony of a hot summer’s day. We particularly like his collection of pool paintings which arouse images of David Hockney.

8. Aurore Azoulay

101, 2020

Aurore Azoulay mixes contemporary imagery of Instagram, like brands and influencers, with a traditional painting style reminiscent of impressionism. 

9. Mario Kolaric

We love Mario Kolaric’s innovative fine art drawings. For fans of abstraction looking for something different, we couldn’t recommend this artist more.

10. Valentin Pavageau

This young Belgian artist is another digital artist to keep an eye out for. To call his art captivating would be an understatement – but don’t take our word for it, check him out for yourself.

And there you have it, Artsper’s top emerging artists of the year. Keep your eyes peeled for them in the upcoming year, and if you want to find art by more emerging artists, check out our online catalogue.

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