Visual Art Trends to Watch in 2020

Gone are the days of “practicality over passion,” which have been preventing many artists, here and abroad, from pursuing a career in the arts. Along with the dawn of a new decade, expect new and exciting creative and business opportunities in the global art scene.

Below, we have listed some of the visual art trends we’re all excited about:

High Tech Art

As the world progresses, technology will always come to play when trying to capture a massive chunk of the appreciative art audience. From 3D films to holographic installations, you can make the engagement with the audience more interactive. Installing 3D VR technology in museums and art galleries, for instance, could attract both new and returning visitors.

Local Art

Art enthusiasts across the globe have been enthralled by the underrated beauty of the art created by native Filipinos, too. The brilliant works of artists Nona Garcia, Andres Barrioquinto, and Leeroy New, among others, have paved the way for Filipino Art to reach the art lovers beyond the Philippines. Expect more and more Filipino artists to hog the headlines this new decade.

Minimalist Art

The idea of a simplistic outlook in life has impacted the Millennials and Generation Z’s in the last few years. This might be due to the rising costs of living in many countries, along with their national government’s inconsistent economic policies. To keep the young minds’ sanity, they have been favoring the beauty of simplistic daily living, including their choice of minimalist art. Leading the pack of the young people’s favorite minimalist artworks are those of Jiro Yoshihara, Frank Stella, Imi Knoebel, and Dan Flavin.

Green Art

The new generation is fighting for Mother Earth. Scout around and notice all sorts of campaign materials about saving the environment and demanding for eco-friendly policies from the government. Advocating for environmental change through art, such as the “plastic whale art installation” made by Greenpeace Philippines that went viral in 2017, is not going anywhere, anytime soon.

Photo: Marius George Oprea