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5 modern artists you need to know about

All of us want homes that we can be proud of, and interiors that reflect something about ourselves. Great artwork is a fantastic way to set moods, elevate spaces and tap into aspects of our personalities that can delight the soul.

But if you're looking for a new favourite artist to follow, where do you start? Who are the brightest, up-and-coming creators out there in the UK right now?

Here's a look at 5 modern artists you need to know about.

1

Michelle Mackie

Michelle Mackie

Also known as Dolly, Michelle Mackie is a self-taught artist and photographer who aims to recreate forgotten joys and life's loves. Her unique pieces have a unique style, perfect for a feature wall to spark either conversation or self-contemplation.

2

The Connor Brothers

The Connor Brothers

The Connor Brothers, made up of Mike Snelle and James Golding, create their own take on pin-up style portraits of women. Utilising solid colour accompanied by witty captions, the British pairs' works are extremely popular modern art pieces.

3

Paul Oz

Paul Oz

If you're a fan of F1 or sport and music in general, you will likely have seen some of Paul Oz's works. Combining thick oil paint to deliver maximum 3D energy, Oz has been commissioned for high-profile cultural events, including Muhammad Ali’s 70th, Star Trek to celebrate 50 years, and a portrait of Bruno Mars presented to him in Las Vegas to mark his 24k Magic World tour.

4

Emma Gibbons

Emma Gibbons

A dedicated mixed-media artist from the south of England, Emma Gibbons delivers stunning pieces of art created from miniature hand-crafted components. Working with Damian Hill for many years, Gibbons' artworks are take modern culture, colour and iconography, smashed together to form iconic imagery.

5

Yuvi

Yuvi

Graffiti-inspired artist Yuvi Gold takes inspiration from the street to combine animation and vibrancy in creating unique, eye-catching and lively tableaus. Highly expressive, Yuvi's creations would add instant impact to any gallery wall. Indeed, any wall in any place!