The 5 Best Artists of London Right Now

After the Best Interior Designers come to the Best Artists. In this article, we will stand out 5 of the most trendy artists of London. From painters, sculptors, and photographers.
People that inspire, not only in visual but also in mood. In other words, artists are capable of influencing our paths to throw their expressions and colors.

1#Henry Hudson

A British artist who works across painting, sculpture, ceramics, installation, and printing-making. Hudson’s critical approach is expressed through the exploration of various techniques and materials, including ceramics, plasticine, scagliola, oil painting, 3D printing, wax, sand, and textiles. The work extends into the digital realm using the iPad, scanners, and UV printers that inform his contemporary portraiture, iPad dreams, and hysteria works, which are playfully concerned with the public and the private, outrage and reaction, as well as robotic prosthesis and questions of authorship and legacy. Henry Hudson’s work is inspired by a multitude of sources new and old in which British art plays a formative role.

2# David Spriggs

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Captivating, immersive, and surreal. These are three words that easily describe the next artist.
David Spriggs is known internationally for his unique large-scale 3D ephemeral installations that layer transparent images, a technique he pioneered in 1999.  He was born in 1978 in Manchester, England, and immigrated to Canada in 1992. He received his Master of Fine Arts from Concordia University, Montreal, and his Bachelor of Fine Arts from Emily Carr University in Vancouver. He undertook student residencies at Central St. Martin’s College of Art in London, England (1999) and the Bauhaus University in Weimar, Germany (2006).  In his work, he explores phenomena, space-time, and movement, with color, visual systems, and surveillance. In the strategies and symbols of power, and the thresholds of form and perception wonder all eyes. Spriggs is currently based in Vancouver, BC.

GOLD. David Spriggs.
Gravity David Springs
Gravity David Springgs
Stratachrome Green by David Spriggs at Galerie de l’UQAM Montreal


3# Helen Beard

Born in Birmingham, England in 1971, Helen Beard is an artist whose paintings may sock the shyest of us.

A vivid rainbow palette, no outlines, and bold perspectives. Helen Beard is a painter, illustrated, sculptor, and digital artist, that portrays sex and intimacy.
The bright primary color makes the explicit sexual encounters seem (as they are) natural, fun, and good to the soul.

Working from found images, Beard’s work explores themes relating to gender, sexual psychology, and eroticism. Situated part way between abstraction and representation, her figures are reduced to concisely defined fields of vibrant color. Ever-changing framework: from close-crops to wide shots, to create a landscape of intimacy.  Her paintings are a textural fusion between form and color, utilizing sinuous brush strokes on which a myriad remain visible.

Feminist, she is unapologetic for female desire and takes back ownership of sexual imagery from the predominantly male gaze. The work is, at heart, a celebration of the life-affirming nature of sex.

In 2017 Helen Beard was included in the group show ‘Simulation Skin: Selected Works from the Murderme Collection’ and in the Spring of 2018, Beard was included in ‘True Colours’, a show of new works by three women artists at Newport Street Gallery, London. Beard’s work was also included in the show ‘21st Century Women’ curated by Jane Neal and Fru Tholstrup last Autumn in London.

Helen studied at Bournemouth and Poole College of Art and Design.  She also counts a 15-year career as an assistant art director in the film industry. And during that time, Helen continued with her artistic study, working in the diverse mediums of paint, collage, and needlepoint.

Since 2000, she has exhibited in numerous group shows, including ‘Simulation Skin’ and ‘True Colours’ at Newport Street Gallery. Solo shows as ‘It’s Her Factory’ at UNIT London and her first international exhibition, ‘The Desire Path’ at Reflex Amsterdam.

4#Philip Colbert

Know for his hyper technicolor canvases the gallimaufry of contemporary iconography artist born in Scotland and living and working in London.
Colbert is often recognized as the “godson of Andy Warhol”. He has created a global following for his cartoon lobster persona and his masterful hyper pop history paintings. His work powerfully explores the patterns of contemporary digital culture and its relationship to a deeper art historical dialogue.

 “I became an artist when I became a Lobster.” says Colbert.

Philip, walking arm in claw with his lobster alter ego, seeks to satirize our addict culture through his triumphant orchestration of appropriated imagery.

Philip Colbert works are wildly vivacious attempts to update the practice of collage for the internet generation. His oil paintings challenge and play with the viewer’s aesthetic – superimposing commonplace, banal objects onto painted faces and merging portraiture with popular culture in a Magritte-like fashion.

5#Laura Pannack

Laura Pannack is a London-based photographer. She was educated at the University of Brighton, and at Central Saint Martins School of Art. Her work has been extensively exhibited and published both in the UK and internationally, including at The National Portrait Gallery, the Houses of Parliament, Somerset House, and the Royal Festival Hall, all in London.

In 2010, Pannack was awarded first prize in the Portrait Singles category of the World Press Photo contest. She has also won or been shortlisted for, several other awards, such as from the Magenta Foundation, the Sony World Photography Awards, and the Lucie International Photography Awards. Pannack recently received the Vic Odden Award from the Royal Photographic Society, for notable achievement by a British photographer under 35. Her work focuses on social documentary and portraiture and seeks to explore the complex relationship between subject and photographer.

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