14th Annual Contemporary Figurative Show
In recent years there has been an
increase in the creation and acceptance of figurative art and that includes, promisingly, the acceptance of such work in the high-end market. But why do artist and collectors like art of the
Human Form? Simply put it is because art is a means of communicating human experiences, therefore human bodies are naturally depicted. The figurative form can be used as the ideal medium to
convey a spectrum of ideas with which the viewer can resonate. The human figure has always been a common subject of visual art, "it forces the viewer to engage the artwork and enables the artist
to express an entire range of ideas from the subtle to the intense." In the history of art the human figure bears, in different ways and through different periods in time, a huge significance,
being the most direct means by which art can address the human condition. We take pride in the fact that we are champions of figurative art and as this 14th annual exhibition shows we are
not alone in this belief.
The Contemporary Figurative show seeks to showcase the best artwork, selected Nationally and
"Finding artistic and
beauty in the human form is only natural "
Gary Warren Niebuhr
Rosemary Meza DesPlas
Autumn Nicole Smith