Like anything else, art is manifold. You can hardly list all styles and techniques existing in the realm of visual arts nowadays. With the advent of contemporary digitalization, the variability of art has rapidly grown while some traditional ways seem to have been on the verge of extinction. At this point, some must be thinking about art made on paper. Well, even though art on paper is not as popular as some other trendy contemporary art forms, it still holds the crown among the most basic and yet remarkable art forms as of today.
Art on paper: how it works
By definition, art on paper is everything created, painted, drawn, or depicted on paper. Paper is a material and a main distinctive feature that separates this art form from painting and drawing on canvas or any other surface. Without going into details, works on paper come in a wide range of shapes, colors, and sizes. For instance, photography, as well as prints and collages, is also part of the paper story.
Talking about media used in works on paper, artists have no particular restrictions here. You can meet both traditional variants (oil, acrylic, pencil, ink, etc.) and non-traditional ones (e.g., coffee, wine, blood, etc.). Thus, when it comes to finding artwork for your collection, you have plenty of medium options to choose from.
If you love this form of art or want to learn more about it, consider visiting the NYC-based international art fair Art on Paper. Here, the most renowned galleries, such as Alpha 137 Gallery and Walter Wickiser Gallery, present carefully selected works by some of the most celebrated modern and contemporary artists. This year’s edition of the fair was a huge success, and we look forward to visiting the next one in spring 2021.