Balance in Contemporary Art and Design

Understanding Visual Balance in Art

When it comes to art, visual balance is an integral aspect. It serves as the main platform for a variety of elements, including order, unity, and equilibrium in any design. No one understands this better than John Nieto, a contemporary American Indian artist. Continue reading Balance in Contemporary Art and Design

Artist Spotlight: Craig Poindexter

Nieto Fine Art Hosts Craig Poindexter 

Craig Poindexter is a full-time painter who has lived and worked in San Francisco since 2001. One of his main objectives has always been to prove that beauty can be found in almost everything around us, even in items that most people often find repugnant. In order to prove his claims regarding these traditionally unappealing elements, Poindexter cites abandoned factories, a bad acid trip and industrial cityscapes as sources of inspiration. Continue reading Artist Spotlight: Craig Poindexter

The Relationship Between Art and Culture

Art Influences Culture, Culture Influences Art

Art and culture at their very core serve as some of the most significant, dynamic, participation, and social influences of human behavior and interaction. When put together, they have the ability to generate empathy, stir up dialogue, induce reflection and charter new relationships and ideas.

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10 Tips for Starting Your Art Collection

Begin Your Contemporary Art Collection

For most people, the idea of collecting original, contemporary art can be a daunting thought. This is because knowing what to buy, when to buy, and establishing the actual value of the artworks you purchase involves a lot of hard work and research. Follow these 10 tips for getting your art collection started.

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4 Tips For Budding Artists

Contemporary Art is an Adventure, Not a Destination

Most people who are able to find their passion in life during the early stages of their upbringing should consider themselves lucky. This is particularly true for those who will eventually adopt contemporary art. This is because, even if you’re able to discover your talent at an early age, you will still have to deal with the issue of doing it on a professional level at one point or another.

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A Brief History of Southwest Style & Decor

Historical Context Behind Southwest Art

New Mexico is largely considered to be the center where Native American and Western cultures meet. This is well illustrated in the city’s architecture, unique style, and vocabulary.

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How to Become Inspired as an Artist

Tips for Awakening Your Inner Artist and Beating Artists Block

Getting inspired is not always easy, particularly for artists working a 9 to 5 job that is not related to art. In most cases, we are either too tired or simply distracted by our daily routine to think about anything else. As a result, we have to search out other sources of inspiration and creativity.

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John Nieto on Historical Significance Within Art

Contemporary Art and Historical Style

John Nieto is considered to be one of America’s most prolific contemporary American Indian artists. His work mainly focuses on themes that exceed simple representation. He makes use of intense primary colors that are applied in bold strokes to bring about dimension and character to the canvas.

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How Art Reproductions Are Assembled

Contemporary Art Prints

Not everyone who appreciates art is of a high economic status, and this means that art prints could be their only option of securing beautiful pieces of art for their homes or offices. This is basically what John Nieto does for his limited edition reproductions. In the same way musicians write a song and don’t actually sell the song, but sell records, he does the same thing using giclee printing.

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