21st Century Art

by Amy Manzinas

  Noah Wardrip-Fruin,Screen (2002-Present)
Noah Wardrip-Fruin,Screen (2002-Present)

               We all know of the artists who left their mark on history, such as Leonardo Da Vinci and Vincent Van Goh. However, today many 21st-century artists just seem to come and go. From impressionism to realism and cubism, we’ve come develop art with technology. Making art expand to different forms such digital and virtual art, animation, video games, computer graphics and etc.

                At the moment we seem to be part of a New Media Art Movement, which incorporates contemporary art practices.  This movement uses visual imagery to express and communicate effectively. An art expansion where it includes more interaction and activity in which creative analysis can take place. These developments affecting our culture, especially the millennials and their perspective. This form rapidly spreading, especially through photography and digital imaging and the internet. With help of the web and mass media, awareness of technology being incorporated with art has risen to become the new trend.

Yayoi Kusama, Infinity Mirrored Room (2017-Present)


Inspiring many artists to regularly and freely mix media and forms to best fit their idea and purpose. As time proceeds, we continue to advance in our use of technology. Artists in the 21st century might use established approaches such as installation and performance but introduce new variations. For examples, artists such as Noah Wardrip-Fruin and Yayoi Kusama experiment with new methods and forms with technology to develop their own concept and idea.