Artist File

November 18, 2020

4 Canadian Portraiture Artists To Have On Your Radar

In our column, Artist File, art advisor Diana Hamm of WK ART reports on an exciting resurgence of portraiture on the contemporary art scene.

After many years of abstract art dominating the global art world, I’ve noticed a growing shift toward portraiture. There’s been a return to figuration and using the body as subject. On my last trip to New York, pre-Covid, the sheer volume of figurative art was breathtaking. Art fairs and galleries were teeming with representational art. And today, I’m exposed on a daily basis to new artists working in this style through online previews and art fairs. Read on to explore some of the most exciting portraiture artists in Canada.

Author: Diana Hamm

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