Including texture, colorful & flat, and nature-inspired works.
At CoCollect, we’re always taking note of emerging trends in the art world, and we’re excited to share our insights into what we think is currently shaping the contemporary art scene as 2024 gets underway.
In the digital world we live in today, we find ourselves drawn to the sensory appeal of textured artworks. And this year, we anticipate them gaining even more popularity. The one-of-a-kind nature of textured work communicates a feeling of originality and humanity, and it’s something that technology can’t quite replicate.
Chanee Vijay creates various textile works with European hemp, dye, and paste. These unconventional materials make you want to touch the artwork and form a connection through feel. Similarly, Anya Molyviatus intricately weaves layered surfaces, showing depth and dimension within every single piece. Each layer reveals a different color than the previous. And Mary Little uses unbleached cotton canvas to create different forms and shapes, exploring the interaction between light, surface, and gravity.
Whether it’s fabric or string, paper or paint, textured work is nearly impossible to imitate, giving it a special authenticity that we believe will continue resonating throughout 2024.
Colorful & Flat
We anticipate colorful and flat artwork will also trend, with vibrant and lively color palettes used in graphic, 2-dimensional ways. This approach challenges conventional ideas of depth and intricacy, proving that a clean and minimalist aesthetic can be just as compelling.
Artist Andrew Kuo embraces “quantitative aesthetics,” where mathematical elements are reimagined through a variety of vivid hues and geometric precision. Similarly, Math Bass uses flatness and striking colors to capture a sense of mysticism. Her 2-D style conveys elaborate narratives, but with beautiful simplicity.
We’ve also witnessed a rise in the popularity of nature-inspired artwork, with many artists incorporating themes of sustainability, climate change, and the balance between humanity and nature, into their works.
Artist Rachel Wolfson Smith noticed how nature took over during the pandemic and created artworks that represent nature reclaiming those spaces once dominated by humans. It’s fascinating to see how these artists use their creative platforms to shed light on important issues and remind us of our connection to nature.
From the rich textures that beg to be touched, to the striking minimalism of colorful & flat works, and the nature-inspired narratives that make us pause and think, 2024 promises to be a year of exciting art.
Artwork at top of page Andrew Kuo, Double Time, 2022.
Artworks shown below available to CoCollect members.