Fine art has the power to evoke deep emotions and stir the soul, and owning a piece that really speaks to you can be a very satisfying experience. Whether it's a painting, photograph, or other kind of fine art, it can truly elevate your space and create a unique ambiance, as well as serving as a great conversation starter when you have guests over.
If you think that owning fine art is out of reach because you’re not part of the wealthiest one percent, you’d be incorrect. While it’s true that pieces by famous artists can cost a pretty penny, there are plenty of extremely talented artists who sell their work at more accessible prices. It’s just a matter of finding artists you love who have yet to reach high levels of fame.
Buying from up-and-coming or “cult classic” artists, rather than consecrated icons, has two main benefits. Not only will the price be less shocking, but if you buy from an artist whose career is about to take off, then you stand to make a good deal of money if you choose to eventually sell the work of art.
In this post, we’ll present four amazing art pieces that are available for purchase from The Art Dome. They differ in genre, style and historical significance, but all of them make great additions to any home collection.
Untitled (2008) by Ángel Ricardo Ríos
If you’re looking for a bold and colorful statement piece to liven up your space, look no further than this fascinating mixed media painting by Cuban artist Ángel Ricardo Ríos. With its abstract, modern aesthetic and graffiti-inspired style, this piece is a true standout that will capture your attention and spark your imagination.
With its large size (over two meters across), this painting has an impressive presence. It’s an art piece that seems to be in motion, and this dynamic energy makes it perfect if you want to create a focal point in a large room but it may overwhelm a smaller space.
The artist's skillful use of mixed media techniques adds an extra layer of depth and texture to the painting. Wherever you choose to hang it, we recommend adding track lighting so none of its wonderful complexity gets lost or overlooked.
Beyond its aesthetic appeal, this painting’s abstract nature allows for endless interpretation of its symbolism. Every person who views it will find a different meaning in it, which is another reason why having fine art in your own home is such an interesting experience—every dinner party will also be a gallery visit for your guests. And the meaning you find in the work will likely evolve over time.
Red Peaches (2000) by Tony Scherman
This mesmerizing still life by Canadian artist Tony Scherman captures the simple beauty of a pile of peaches in a way that only masterful painters can. This work of art was created using one of Scherman’s favorite methods—encaustic painting—which involves mixing hot wax and pigment to bring new texture to an art piece.
The deep shades of red and orange in this work, as well as the use of black, create an atmosphere that’s dark, dramatic, and hopeful all at once. Scherman takes the old genre of still life and proves that it can still move people, even in the 21st century.
The considerable size of this art piece, along with its moody and evocative nature, make it a striking addition to any large living space. Wherever it’s placed, it’s bound to draw a lot of eyes and make a lasting impression on anyone who views it. This work is one of Tony Scherman’s masterpieces, exemplifying his artistic brilliance, and it’s bound to be treasured for generations to come.
Hecho en Casa de Uci. Canal Grande. (2005) by Federico Herrero
This work of art by Federico Herrero exemplifies the Costa Rican artist’s unique, playful way of painting, which incorporates elements of Color Field and Street Art styles. The abstract elements and overlapping drawings create a complexity within the piece, so you’re sure to find a different interpretation every time you look at it.
Herrero’s expressive abstractions and expert use of color are likely inspired by observing San José, the sprawling city where he grew up. The artist has also stated his interest in the kinds of non-verbal forms of communication one can observe on street signs and advertisements. This sizable work of fine art (78 x 86 in) is capable of bringing a busy, cheerful energy to any large room.
Herrero's work is highly sought after by collectors and art enthusiasts, and has been exhibited in galleries and museums all over the world. His paintings have a universal appeal that transcends borders; whether hung in a public space or in a private collection, this painting is sure to inspire and delight all who encounter it.
Colombia (1977) by Antonio Caro
Visually, this piece of fine art is simple—just a plain canvas with one word screen printed in red, in the style of the world’s most famous soda brand. But the work by Colombian fine artist Antonio Caro, a pioneer of conceptual art in his country, holds a lot of historic significance.
The artist started his career towards the end of the 1960s, at a moment when artists all over the world put their talents towards questioning the status quo and promoting political change. Antonio Caro was part of creating that zeitgeist; not only does his art transmit rebellious ideas, but he’s also known for breaking artistic molds by incorporating unusual materials and carrying out public installations.
Colombia is both a piece of pop art, a conceptual work, and a questioning of consumerism and imperialism in Colombian society. It’s a relatively small piece (19 5/8 × 27 1/2 in), but big in terms of the ideas that it brings into play. No matter where you choose to hang it, it’s bound to start a conversation.