“The Art of Painting”
Urban Art Festival Amsterdam presents 50 international top artists in a thoroughly curated international group show.
The exhibition explores the engagement of contemporary urban artists to techniques of classical painting. Many of these artists have an academic background on classical painting and spend many hours creating truly well executed craftsmanship with approaches used by the old masters.
Through the work of 40 of the most acclaimed urban artists who merge the techniques and processes of the classics such as research, studio-based, sketching, modeling etc. and use all mediums of classic painting in their creations such as fresco, oil, acrylics, watercolor, etc., you can not scape the way they are intimately drawn to the mediums’ ability to present the complexities of urban life and emotion in a two-dimensional form.
In spite of apply the secretes of the old masters, these artists also come from urban and street art cultures and depict modern composition. They create figurative styles that reflects contemporary urban life such as modern politics, portraits or urban landscapes.