Less is MORE. Sounds cliché, right? But that’s the essence of minimalist art that works on the principle of ‘focus on essentials, eliminate the clutter.’
Minimalism is focused on basic elements, sleek and simple lines, repeated geometric shapes and forms, and using blocks of color and plenty of white space. Unlike action paintings, this form of art lacks drama, emotion and isn’t expressive. It’s unpretentious. Only the materials and medium of the artwork are the reality of minimalism.
From More to Less, How Did the Minimalist Art Movement Start?
It was during the late 1950s and early 60s, when the art world experienced a major transformation with the emergence of the Minimalism Art Movement as an opposition to action paintings. Several young artists challenged the pre-existing structures for making art and rejected the idea of abstract expressionism that reflected the creator’s personal expression. Instead, these artists or minimalists stripped away the emotions, social agendas, and complex subjects to create art just for the art’s sake.
Famous minimalists like Frank Stella, Robert Morris, Donald Judd, Dan Flavin, and many others paved the way for newer concepts like capsule wardrobes, decluttering trends, etc. and gave the artists of today a new way of redefining art.
Explore Minimalist Artworks Created by Some Of The Contemporary Artists Who Show A Glimpse Of The Old Minimalism The New Way
01. Yarden Shaul
Yarden Shaul’s illustrations demonstrate his own version of minimalism with sleek style, superfine detailing, and all the excesses removed. Whether it’s about shapes, elements or colors, everything is kept minimal that succeeds in getting our attention instantly. To start, Yarden Shaul is a 26 year old illustrator, graphic designer, and a passionate tattoo designer from Israel. He has keen interest in arts and nature which reflects in his works.
02. Irina Mitrica
Romanian artist Irina Mitrica who is best known for her animated artworks, takes pleasure in creating minimalist illustrations like this one in which she is portraying geometric shattered hearts with repeating shapes and striking monotones.
Irina specializes in various artistic skills such as painting, illustration, design, and animation. Her artworks are normally inspired from real life things especially nature. Talking about her style as an artist, ‘Fun with Art’ is what defines her in the best way.
03. Gloria Franco
Another brilliant example is by Gloria Franco, a surface pattern designer from Spain. When it comes to creating artworks, Gloria takes inspiration from minimalism and creates gorgeous patterns using repetition of elements in bright colors for a harmonious look, just like this one.
Gloria studied theatre and design at the oldest fashion school – The Atelier Fleuri. Her skills aren’t limited to just creating patterns but she also loves to indulge in other art forms, such as music, comedy, and theatre.
04. Natalia Chraim
Natalia’s simple artworks are a true reflection of her inclination towards minimalism. She loves to create illustrations using geometric shapes, highlighting on the beauty of an object, and creating a repetition of design elements to form minimalism-inspired patterns. Speaking about Natalia, she is a New York based graphic designer who enjoys designing logos and prints, and branding and wishes to venture into an arts-based business.
05. Lor Hinds
This amazing two-dimensional artwork by Lor Hinds is a rendition of minimalist art with a layering effect. Absence of too many colors and replication of zig-zags are adding depth to the overall design. Based in the UK, Lor Hinds is a textile artist, specializing in hand-dyed and digitally created designs on fabrics.
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