i'm not a fan of the term low brow but pop-surrealism comes off as pretensious (mostly, to irsk's point because a lot of these artists have nothing to do with a surrealism).
i say keep it as 'low brow', it's familiar, if not completely flattering
Lori Earley; Victor Castillo; Bethany Marchman; Brian Despain; Brian M. Viveros; Kevin Lewellyn; Melissa Forman; Krista Huot; Kathie Olivas; Chris Peters; Audrey Kawasaki; Brandi Milne; tin; Jennybird Alcantara; Laurie Lipton; Brian Horton; Michael Hussar; Scott Radke; Sylvia Ji; Mike Brown; David Stoupakis
I'm tempted to use the term Contemporary Art and then underneath in smaller print write "low brow/pop surrealism." I think the term "contemporary art" is just too broad for this forum as most of the members are focused on a niche. Hm... any other ideas?
Lowbrow has broken into multiple schools over the last 15 years with Pop Surrealist being top of the Lowbrow food chain.
About 10 different styles/schools have evolved from Lowbrow.
Low Brow Art was a term emerging/struggling/underground artist started to use around the late 70' early 80's that were shut out of the main stream gallery/museum system also know as High Brow Art.
Lowbrow vs. Highbrow.
Almost called The Punk Art Movement like Punk Rock. (really)
If Main Stream were to label Lowbrow artist they would call most Pop Artist.
Yah I understand the whole history of Low Brow, just don't if there is an accepted term of more recent times since some people are averse to LB. So you are saying that it should be Pop Surrealism then or Pop Art (isn't this too broad and include people like Warhol)? However I don't think I should leave LB completely out of the title either.
Haha, this might be a stupid discussion...doesn't matter in the long run as long as there are artists we like inside that section.
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So I know there are no perfect categories and some artists are hard to classify. Although contemporary art technically includes all art created after world war II, what do you you guys think about creating an additional contemporary art section so that we can discuss artists like damien hirst, murakami, etc? Also, how come artists that I think of who fit into this category are very expensive? I guess it would help for artists that we don't feel comfortable putting in the street or lowbrow sections. I can envision future arguements though as to where we should put an artist though lol....
The book is published in Europe. Those are the featured artists:
Maike Abetz / Oliver Drescher, Alexone, Grant Barnhart, Gary Baseman, Tilo Baumgartel, Tim Biskup, Mark Bradford, Daniele Buetti, Cailan Burns, Ray Caesar, Miguel Calderon, John Casey, Paul Chatem, The Clayton Brothers, Joe Coleman, John Currin, Brendan Danielsson, Stephan Doitschinoff, Blaise Drummond, Dzine, Ala Ebtekar, Martin Eder, David Ellis, Ron English, Faile, Christian Farner, Rosemarie Fiore, FriendsWithYou, Camille Rose Garcia, Os Gemeos, Michael Genovese, Charles Glaubitz, Benjamin Güdel, Robert Hardgrave, Maya Hayuk, Ryan Heshka, Femke Hiemstra, Cody Hudson, Gisela Insuaste, Rich Jacobs, John John Jesse, Colin Johnson, Mel Kadel, David Kassan, Aya Kato, David Kinsey, Henning Kles, Kozyndan, Susanne Kuehn, Mia Mäkila, Mateo, Elizabeth McGrath, Casey McKee, Jason McLean, Philip Metten, Moki, Brendan Monroe, Heiko Müller, Muntean/Rosenblum, Yoshimoto Nara, Aaron Nather, Anne Faith Nicholls, Jose Parla, Nigel Peake, Raymond Pettibon, Danielle de Picciotto, Anthony Pontius, Pooch, Johan Potma, Jeremy Pruitt, Leopold Rabus, Scott Radke, Rex Ray, Scott Rench, Daniel Richter, Rostarr, Christoph Ruckhaberle, Mark Ryden, Christoph Schmidberger, David Schnell, Sebastian Schrader, Michael Sieben, Michael Slack, Jeff Soto, Fred Stonehouse, David Stoupakis, Swoon, Johannes Tiepelmann, Chris Uphues, Miss Van, Vania | Ivan Zouravliov, Matthias Weischer, Martin Wittfooth and Chet Zar.
considered that but that would mean many many artists in just one section and less exposure as there can only be a certain number on the front page. also makes it a little harder to navigate the forum looking for threads of your favorite artists.