Art brings personality and colour to any home and the right piece of artwork can also increase its value. From well-staged sculptures to eye-catching paintings, artwork can be a welcome addition.
Whether you are a collector or an admirer, art comes in many forms and can be found all around us making it difficult to know which pieces are worth purchasing, and which trends and popular at any given time.
Luckily for you, here at Compare the Market we have been analysing the latest art-related trends, and have identified the most popular art mediums, artists, galleries and colour palettes for 2022 to help you make a more informed decision when it comes to your art choices.
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Our research analysed average monthly search volume statistics, views and tags for key terms and hashtags to reveal the most popular art trends of 2022. Here is a little more detail about the top three art trends identified:
It is no surprise that traditional art takes the number one spot. This broad term is often used to refer to classical art. Traditional or classical artwork for the home quite often comes in the form of paintings, usually of people or places.
Although this art style dates pre-19th Century, views on TikTok for #traditionalart are over 1,000,000,000 and overall average searches for related terms are more than 300 per month. It doesn’t look like this art style is going anywhere, meaning it could make for a great investment.
Unlike traditional art, 3D art is a fairly new medium. Much of the time 3D art is digital, but it also relates to sculptures or anything that is three-dimensional. Artwork of this kind may fit in well with a tech-savvy home.
Interestingly, overall monthly searches for key terms relating to 3D art were greater than those for traditional art at 1,707. TikTok views for #3dart were also over 1,000,000,000 but it is over on Instagram that the art type fell short with 4,900,000 tags in comparison to #traditionalart which had over 14,000,000 tags on the platform.
Just like 3D art, neon art is a relatively new concept that really comes to life using lighting. It is a fun way to bring style to the home, whether in a child’s room or to create a little ambience for relaxation.
Over on social, TikTok views for #neonart are more than 178,000,000 but fall to just 673,000 tags on Instagram.
According to our research, searches for artists who create pieces using the trends (mediums) mentioned above include those who have passed, are currently famous and those who are up and coming. These are the top most searched for artists in each medium.
Whilst Vincent Van Gogh needs no introduction, here are a few details about one of the most famous artists who ever lived.
Much of Van Gogh’s work is of people, places and things, taking inspiration from what surrounded him, hence the artist ranking for nature-related terms. One of his most famous pieces is ‘The Starry Night’ which takes inspiration from the night sky. The bold brush strokes and deep expression of Van Gogh’s work captured the world’s attention.
Although artwork from Van Gogh is extremely expensive and it is unlikely you will look to purchase a piece for your home, you can take inspiration and seek out similar works from other artists.
Taking the second spot on our rankings is Pablo Picasso, whose use of multi-media within his art has inspired many. Picasso’s works of art range from sculptures and paintings to lithography and etchings.
Similarly to Van Gogh, it is unlikely you’ll be purchasing an original Picasso piece but his inspiration can be found in works by artists today.
Cubism, neo-classical and Surrealism are all art forms that Picasso is known for, so if you are a fan of his work, searching for pieces within these realms is a great starting point.
James Turrell’s work is synonymous with artwork that uses lighting. While artwork using neon lights may be popular now, Turrell’s work uses several different mediums and he has installed works around the globe.
Whilst his work may not be purchased for your home, the new movement of neon artwork means that you can inspire and recreate a project in your own space.