Art movements abound during the turn of the 20th century as many searched for meaning amid massive social change. Cubism and Pop Art were two major trends then that completely revolutionised traditional art perspectives. Cubism is best understood as a reduction of objects and figures into geometric planes so as to show different viewpoints within the same space. Consequently, paintings appear fragmented and abstract. Pop Art, on the other hand, drew from popular iconography of the times to create works that were immediately recognisable due to their mass appeal. The aim was to elevate what was deemed lowbrow subjects into cultured works of art.
Despite their differences, both movements continue to hold influence as seen in ART:DIS's latest exhibition, Urban Colours. Ten of our professional artists were inspired by Cubism's and Pop Art's use of hard edges, distinct forms and lack of depth to convey reality. The resulting showcase of 32 artworks is thus a riot of colours in all its two-dimensionality glory. From the kitsch to the complex, discover new perspectives along this spectrum and support the divergent yet talented artists behind them.