This article is part of a twelve part series that includes Film Artists, Visual Artists, Music Artists, Interactive Artists, Comedians, Industrial Designers, Photographers, Culinary Artists, Performance Artists, Authors and Digital Designers. It consists of creatives whose work I universally love, respect and celebrate, with whom I'd be honoured to collaborate, and whose work I could easily discuss and analyse at length.
As time goes on, though one may continue to be open to experiencing the work of newly discovered artists, invariably one begins to notice (particularly as one enters their thirties) that certain pantheons begin to take form: those artists across multiple mediums who stalwartly retain their position as being the best in their respective art forms. As art is subjective, pantheons vary wonderfully from person to person.
These are my most kindred (favourite) Visual Artists, in no particular order.
I previously gave a shorter, less detailed version of this article. This is the extended, full-featured version.
Sweeping, epic, incredibly detailed - Kilian Eng is my favourite contemporary visual artist.
Unique, colourful, detail
Zbigniew M. Bielak
Marald Van Haasteren
John Dyer Baizley
Giovanni Battista Piranesi