Overview of Contemporary Artists in the USA
The U.S. Labor Department estimated that around 150,000 people are making a living as artists in America. This number includes illustrators and graphic designers and it is assumed that artists of fine arts may be only a small percentage of this amount.
Looking at just one contemporary artist in particular is unfair as there are hundreds of great contemporary artists today. Some of the top contemporary artists include Philip Argent, Graham Caldwell, Lauren Camp, Will Cotton, Gregory Crewdson, Stephen Kasner, and many more.
Graham Caldwell for example is a young contemporary artist that loves the intersection of the mechanical and the organic and all his work is a perfect example of weightlessness combined with both visible and invisible infrastructures.
Lauren Camp is another young artist revolving her art around jazz as she loves the feeling she gets when listening to jazz and the complex sounds derived. She hears the colors and designs she creates and compares jazz to her creative pieces, which are free, fanciful and fearless.
Will Cotton started with confectionary landscapes as his main objective in an artwork and allows himself the pleasure to be surprised by what he adds to the rest of the canvass.
Gregory Crewdson aims to captivate frozen and mute moments and love to leave unanswered questions instead of answers via his work. His main interest lies in the ambiguous moment and wants to leave the viewer of the painting with the urge to complete the work.
Stephen Kasner does not need any introduction with his collection of weird and shocking art pieces. Between flesh and spirit, he makes hallucinatory abstract art that leaves very little left to the imagination. You are either a lover of Stephen Kasner or you are not as there is very seldom a middle line to be drawn with this great contemporary artist.