Ideas
Explore the world's #1 largest database of ideas and innovations, with over 400,000 inspiring examples.
Insights
Uncover major shifts and emerging opportunities with our exclusive PRO research.
Trend Reports
Discover why 750 brands rely on our AI-powered Trend Reports to get better, faster insights.
Newsletter
Join over 200,000 subscribers who rely on our weekly newsletter to keep up with need-to-know trends and insights.
Books
Join 20,000,000+ people getting better and faster with our New York Times Bestselling methods, best innovation books & keynote videos.
Dashboard
Get special access to premium content, topic tracking and customizable tools through our AI-powered Dashboard.
AI
Learn how the Trend Hunter harnesses the power of artificial intelligence.
Assessment
Enhance your innovation potential with a deeper understanding of your unique innovation archetype and how your organization benchmarks.
Overview
Accelerate innovation and ignite disruptive thinking with our award-winning programs and research.
Keynotes & Workshops
Empower your team with the insights and frameworks they need to innovate better and faster.
Custom Research
Get fast, customized trend reports, presentations and deep dives 20x faster than traditional research.
Plans
Get started today with a free consultation, our self-serve tools, or a dedicated program.
Jeremy Gutsche
Ignite your event with our CEO, a NY Times Bestselling Author and one of the top innovation keynote speakers.
Our Team of Futurists
Inspire your group with our most popular speakers on innovation, trends, change and futurism.
Contact
Get in touch to learn more, ask a question or submit a tip.
About Us
Learn more about Trend Hunter and how we accelerate innovation.
FAQ
Get answers to common questions about Trend Hunter.
Community
Stay on the cutting-edge with the help of the Trend Hunter community.
Team
Meet the team trusted by hundreds of leading businesses worldwide.
Jobs
Find opportunities to accelerate your career with the #1 Trend Firm.
Internships
Grow your professional skillset in an award-winning workplace.
News
Catch up on noteworthy Trend Hunter news and media mentions.
Join
Build a portfolio and put your trend-spotting abilities to the test.
Advertising
Supercharge your marketing by partnering with Trend Hunter.
Portfolio
Visit your public portfolio and browse your past articles.
Add a Trend
Write up an article and showcase your trend-spotting skills.
My Trends
Edit your articles and see how they stack up on the leaderboards.
Settings
Edit your profile, connect your social media accounts, and more.
Add a trend, customize your dashboard, or track topics.
Future Festival
World Summit
Join the world's top innovators at our 3-Day Toronto event.
1-Day Innovation Events
Explore our 2019 tour dates and find the best city to inspire your team.
Custom Events
Host a custom innovation conference in your city that will inform and inspire.
Custom Training
Bring the Future Festival experience directly to your team with custom training packages.
Search our database of over 390,000 cutting edge ideas.

160 Artstories

New Generation Of Paintings, Drawings and Murals

— June 11, 2009 — Art & Design
The art examples featured here are culturally rich, and in same cases greatly influenced by technology. The international art world is exhibiting expressive paintings, drawings and graffiti. As is usual in art, much of the inspiration for these pieces comes from everyday people and events.

Artists use a vast variety of mediums, from canvas to street walls, to express themselves, bringing to life their inner fantasies. This cluster provides a peak into the new generation of up-and-coming, and in some cases already famous, painters, from psychedelic surrealism to politically provocative graffiti.
6.6
Score
Popularity
Activity
Freshness
157
Subway Car Room
Subway Car Room
Michal Tatarkiewicz's Mural
<
156
Graffiti to Fix Landmarks
Graffiti to Fix Landmarks
‘Angel Of The North' To Become Street Artist Canvas
<
155
Street-Side Showering
Street-Side Showering
Artist Above Shows 'The Naked Truth' With Graffiti
<
154
Glam Mole Portraits
Glam Mole Portraits
Bev Hogue Makes Old Glam With Blue and Beauty Marks
<
153
Renting Fine Art
Renting Fine Art
Credit Crunch Produces Test Drive Paintings
<
152
'Guess Who?' Graffiti
'Guess Who?' Graffiti
Kids' Board Game Gets a Street Art Touch From Surplus Bargains
<
151
Extreme Mural Houses
Extreme Mural Houses
Architectural Canvases
<
150
Drumstick Paintings
Drumstick Paintings
Benetton Artist Beats Up Art
<
149
Pausable Art
Pausable Art
‘Khoda' is a Psychological Thriller with 6,000 Individual Paintings
<
148
Lyrical Graffiti
Lyrical Graffiti
'Bittersweet Symphony' as Told Through Street Art
<
147
Painting With Fireworks
Painting With Fireworks
Surrealist Art By Rosemarie Fiore Is Truly Explosive
<
146
White House Canine Art
White House Canine Art
From Obama Dog Paintings to Portuguese Water Dogs Pet Rocks
<
145
Paintings of Dioramas
Paintings of Dioramas
Amy Bennett's ‘Lakefront Series' Travels Down Memory Lane
<
144
Hire A Graffiti Artist
Hire A Graffiti Artist
Graffiti4hire Lets You Outsource Street Art For Marketing Or Your Home
<
143
T-Shirts with Paintings
T-Shirts with Paintings
Simon Henwood's Artistic Creations
<
142
Floating Graffiti
Floating Graffiti
'Airgraffities' by Lichtfaktor Let You Tag Without Vandalism
<
141
Living Fashion Paintings
Living Fashion Paintings
Artistic Ads for Lanvin Menswear S/S '09 by Craig McDean
<
140
Graffiti Bobble Men
Graffiti Bobble Men
'The London Police Crew' 10 Year Anniversary Exhibition
<
139
Spun Hair Portraits
Spun Hair Portraits
Blue Lines Replaces Faces With Backs of Perfectly Styled Hair
<
138
Peace Murals
Peace Murals
LA vs War Installation
<
137
Crowd-Sourced Graffiti
Crowd-Sourced Graffiti
Cape Town Election Street Art Spurs Activism Through Stencils
<
136
Surreal Illustrated Editorials
Surreal Illustrated Editorials
“Practice Makes Perfect!” in Commons & Sense Mag
<
135
Personalized Cartoon Portraits
Personalized Cartoon Portraits
Ashley G Turns Your Photos Into Tooned Masterpieces
<
134
Subversive Icon Fashion
Subversive Icon Fashion
Stussy 'Great Minds' Series Gives Shakespeare & Freud An 80's Graffiti Mak
<
133
Little Director
Little Director
Children's Drawings Made into Movies
<
132
Icing-Inspired Paintings
Icing-Inspired Paintings
Allison Schulnik's Unusual Thickly-Painted Canvases
<
131
Researchers Create Drawings On Water Surface
Researchers Create Drawings On Water Surface
<
130
Rubble as a Canvas
Rubble as a Canvas
Brazilian Graffitti
<
129
Ambiguous Shadow Portraits
Ambiguous Shadow Portraits
Gary Hume Art Show at Matthew Marks Gallery
<
128
Tentacular Headdresses
Tentacular Headdresses
Alessandro Pautasso's 'Come to the Water' Art Channels a Modern Medusa
<
127
Cinematic Paintings
Cinematic Paintings
Dawn Dudek Transforms Film Scenes Into Dramatic Art on Canvas
<
126
Illuminated Graffiti
Illuminated Graffiti
New Guerrilla Street Art From Posterchild Fights City Debate
<
125
Artistic Modern Psychedelia
Artistic Modern Psychedelia
Fantastically Strange 'Fried Paintings' by Michael Williams
<
124
Blue Skin Portraits
Blue Skin Portraits
Bev Hogue's ‘Blue or Nothing' Pop Surrealism Exhibit
<
123
Hypnotic Mosaic Murals
Hypnotic Mosaic Murals
Adam Face by Lewis Lavoie
<
122
Flaming Graffiti
Flaming Graffiti
Fire Tagging NYC Street Artists Set Their Graffiti Ablaze
<
121
Mixed-Media Street Art
Mixed-Media Street Art
Zach Johnsen's 'The Wanderers' Blends Psychedelic Cartooning and Graffiti
<
120
Wii Graffiti
Wii Graffiti
The 'WiiSpray' Project Aims to Make Virtual Graffiti Mainstream
<
119
Satellite Graffiti
Satellite Graffiti
TV Show Inspires 60-foot Phallus That's Viewable From Google Earth
<
118
Customizable Murals
Customizable Murals
'Surface View' Home and Office Murals Offer Largescale Prints and Blinds
<
117
Disaster Drawings
Disaster Drawings
Adam Haynes' 'Paintings 2009' Give a Peek at Nature's Dangers
<
116
NewsNudes for Charity
NewsNudes for Charity
Revealing Paintings by Today Show Cast To Benefit Charity
<
115
Giant Monster Murals
Giant Monster Murals
Pete Fowler's 'Monsterism Island' is Massive
<
114
Celebrity Faux-Pas Paintings
Celebrity Faux-Pas Paintings
Peter Howsen's Madonna Portrait Isn't Too Appealing
<
113
Sketchscapes
Sketchscapes
Edgartista's Subway Ride-Inspired 'New Millennium' Drawings
<
112
Fat Bloody Jewelery
Fat Bloody Jewelery
Strange Fatty Paintings by Chen Fei Feature Sausage-Like Humans
<
111
Cyberspace Portraits
Cyberspace Portraits
Kristi Ropelski Paints the Human Side of the Internet
<
110
Giant Pictures as Awe-Inspiring Murals
Giant Pictures as Awe-Inspiring Murals
Surface View Funks up Your Wall
<
109
Viral Urban Graffiti
Viral Urban Graffiti
GTA IV NYC Wall Murals
<
108
Edgy 80's Pop Surrealism
Edgy 80's Pop Surrealism
Vladimir Kato's 'Don't Fight the Feeling'
<
107
Graffitied Offices
Graffitied Offices
D*Face Gives Magazine HQ A Cloudy Street Art Makeover
<
106
Psychedelic Digital Collages
Psychedelic Digital Collages
'CitizenOfThePlanet' by Martin Denker
<
105
Recycled Headlight Murals
Recycled Headlight Murals
Staircase Light Installation
<
104
Anatomical Street Art
Anatomical Street Art
Biological Graffiti Inspiration
<
103
Breakfast Hats
Breakfast Hats
Rogue Artist Dan Lacey's Peculiar Pancake Portraits
<
102
Female Vulnerability As Art
Female Vulnerability As Art
Ben Tour's 'Electric Orphans' Paintings Show Troubled Women
<
101
Psychedelic Exploding Heads
Psychedelic Exploding Heads
David Choe's 'Death Blossom' Exhibition
<
100
Wacky Watercolor Masterpieces
Wacky Watercolor Masterpieces
Wrestler And Budgies Paintings by Rhys Coren
<
99
Your Drawings Stuffed With Recycled Material
Your Drawings Stuffed With Recycled Material
Stuff Your Doodles
<
98
$75 Stick Figures
$75 Stick Figures
Justin Swaby's Childish Drawings Are Selling For Pretty Big Bucks
<
97
Slacking Police Portraits
Slacking Police Portraits
Unusual Authoritative Poses From Jansson Stegner
<
96
Illusory Self-Portraits
Illusory Self-Portraits
Danny Roberts' Eye-Catching Photography and Paintings
<
95
Abstract Artwork
Abstract Artwork
Valentina De' Matha's Paintings Are Splashtastic
<
94
Freaky Graffiti Books
Freaky Graffiti Books
Limited Edition "Freak" Art Book Showcases Titi Freak's Best
<
93
Modern Life Oil Paintings
Modern Life Oil Paintings
Peculiar Realism Masterpieces By Andrew Ek
<
92
Fan-Created Canvas
Fan-Created Canvas
Paintings of the Stars, From Rihanna to Robert Pattinson
<
91
Sprint Graffiti
Sprint Graffiti
Anonymous Chicago Street Artist Depicts Former Governor Blagojevich
<
90
Social Commentary Graffiti
Social Commentary Graffiti
Street Art Comments On Bristol's Drinking Laws
<
89
Mash Pop Surrealism
Mash Pop Surrealism
Vladimir Kato's Funky Artworks Mix Horror, Humor and Hip
<
88
New Surrealism
New Surrealism
Neo-Gothic Romanticism Gives Way to Bold Vivid Fantasies
<
87
Politically Provocative Graffiti
Politically Provocative Graffiti
Daring 'Gafista' by Graphic Designer Patrick Thomas
<
86
Psychedelic Polka Dots
Psychedelic Polka Dots
Yayoi Kusama Takes Avant-Garde to the Next Dimension
<
85
Street Art Showcases
Street Art Showcases
‘Whole in the Wall' Exhibition in New York Features Great Graffit
<
84
Gay Watercolor Portraits
Gay Watercolor Portraits
Colorful Artwork Celebrates 'You, and Other Unknowing Subjects'
<
83
Photorealistic Erasable Art
Photorealistic Erasable Art
Comic Book-Inspired Pen-and-Ink Works by Minni Havas
<
82
Blogger Portraits
Blogger Portraits
Stunning Artwork By California Based Painter Danny Roberts
<
81
100 Mile Drawings in the Sand
100 Mile Drawings in the Sand
World's Largest Human-Made Art by Jim Denevan
<
80
Doodle Art
Doodle Art
Carl Baratta's Paintings Mimic Strange Colourful Dreams
<
79
Murals of Distraught Nudes
Murals of Distraught Nudes
Haunting and Desolate Spanish Street Art by David de la Mano
<
78
Rubbish Paintings
Rubbish Paintings
Photorealistic Junk Masterpieces
<
77
Masculine Gloom Drawings
Masculine Gloom Drawings
Hand Drawn Anatomy Art Featuring Intricate Muscle Detailing
<
76
Surrealistic Pillows
Surrealistic Pillows
Cutting Edge Modern Art Through Needlepoint by Maria E. Piñeres
<
75
Bug and Human Love
Bug and Human Love
Naughty Creepy Crawler Drawings By Javier Verdugo
<
74
Chandelier Art
Chandelier Art
Conceptual Paintings by Lorraine Peltz
<
73
Kaleidoscopic Monster Art
Kaleidoscopic Monster Art
Psychedelic Paintings by 'We Kill You' Artist Justin Pape
<
72
Graphic Icon Portraits
Graphic Icon Portraits
Amazing Drawings By Gabz Add Pop to Famous Faces
<
71
Quirky Doodled Street Art
Quirky Doodled Street Art
20-Year-Old Graffiti Artist Takes His Talent Outdoors
<
70
Graphic Monster Arts
Graphic Monster Arts
Ed Pincombe's Illustrations Turn Scary to Eccentric
<
69
Origami-Inspired Drawings
Origami-Inspired Drawings
The Delaunay Raster
<
68
Fine Art Graffiti Artists
Fine Art Graffiti Artists
Charming Baker's Paradoxical Street Art in London
<
67
High Art Graffiti
High Art Graffiti
Canada's Montreal is a Serious Hotbed For Deviant Art
<
66
Morbid Makeup
Morbid Makeup
Matthew Bone and Brian Viveros Flaunt Fascination With Macabre Art
<
65
Peep Shop Window Paintings
Peep Shop Window Paintings
Agent Provocateur Storefront Art by Chris Acheson
<
64
Faux Painting Photography
Faux Painting Photography
Beautiful Snow Landscape Photos Look Like Oil Paintings
<
63
Surreal Steampunk Jewelry
Surreal Steampunk Jewelry
Bjørg's Hypnotizing 2009 Collection Channels Dali
<
62
Cigarette Drawings
Cigarette Drawings
Smoking Kills More Than Hitler & Bin Laden
<
61
Anachronistic Artwork
Anachronistic Artwork
Joanna Kustra's ‘Paintings' Photo Series
<
60
Cutesy Pop Surrealism
Cutesy Pop Surrealism
Tado's Artwork is Stealthily Subversive
<
59
Zombified Portraits
Zombified Portraits
Andy Prior's Paintings Have a Disfigured Sense of Humour
<
58
Disfigured Street Art
Disfigured Street Art
Morbid Portraits of Pop Icons
<
57
Biomorphic Oil Paintings
Biomorphic Oil Paintings
Bizarre People-Free Portraits
<
56
Modern Mirror Canvases
Modern Mirror Canvases
'Self-Portraits by Contemporary Urban Artists' Exhibition
<
55
Guerrilla Graffiti Film Promos
Guerrilla Graffiti Film Promos
"Watchmen" Street Art Pops Up All Over NYC, Toronto & London
<
54
Animalistic Heritage Sketches
Animalistic Heritage Sketches
Scottish Stag and Owl Drawings By Susie Wright
<
53
Star Wars For Posterity
Star Wars For Posterity
Intergalactic Photoshopping Puts Characters In Famous Paintings
<
52
Deceptive Architecture
Deceptive Architecture
3D Murals
<
51
Portraits of Swingers
Portraits of Swingers
Terry Rodgers' Artwork Celebrates Youth & Decadence
<
50
Casual Photo Paintings
Casual Photo Paintings
The Art of Amanda Basl Features Everyday Beautiful Women
<
49
Photorealistic Pet Illustrations
Photorealistic Pet Illustrations
Insane High-Detail Drawings From Paul Lung
<
48
Cassette Tape Paintings
Cassette Tape Paintings
Iri5's 'Ghost in the Machine' Series Depicts Famous Media Icons
<
47
Color Pop Portraits
Color Pop Portraits
Corno's Dubai Exhibit is Filled With Dazzling Faces With Big Lips
<
46
Interactive Erotic Drawings as Art
Interactive Erotic Drawings as Art
Cuerpos Dóciles
<
45
Picturesque Kitchen Mosaics
Picturesque Kitchen Mosaics
Tiled Backsplash Murals Jazz Up Sterile Kitchens
<
44
Felt Pen Street Art
Felt Pen Street Art
Ozmo Wall Paintings at Pure Evil Gallery
<
43
Custom Avatar Paintings
Custom Avatar Paintings
Matt Held Paints Your Facebook Profile Picture (If You're Friends)
<
42
Cartoon Surrealism
Cartoon Surrealism
Todd Schorr Explores the Dark and Twisted Side of Art
<
41
Cotton Candy Landscapes
Cotton Candy Landscapes
Will Cotton's Scrumptious Pop Surrealism Looks Like Pink Heaven
<
40
Anatomical Broken Hearts
Anatomical Broken Hearts
Kristin Kaplowitz's Sharpie and Colored Pencil Drawings Are Amazing
<
39
Exposed Anatomy Art
Exposed Anatomy Art
Skin Peeling Paintings by Valerio Carrubba
<
38
Super-Sized Street Art
Super-Sized Street Art
Alexandros Vasmulakis' Grandiose Graffiti
<
37
Anatomical Portraits
Anatomical Portraits
Fernando Vicente Goes Under The Skin For 'Anatomias'
<
36
Eco-Stunt Photo Tricks
Eco-Stunt Photo Tricks
Earth Hour 2009 Light Graffiti From WWF on Flickr
<
35
Faceless Portraits
Faceless Portraits
London College Of Fashion Illustration Students Final Art Projects
<
34
Felt Tip Pin Ups
Felt Tip Pin Ups
Alluring Line Drawings of Female Bodies By Lucie Bennett
<
33
Ethereal Graffiti
Ethereal Graffiti
The Mac Infuses Modern Mural Art With Female Sensuality
<
32
String Art
String Art
Sebastien Preschoux Uses Acrylic and String to Make Lines Pop
<
31
Pencil & Paper Graffiti
Pencil & Paper Graffiti
New Banksy Drawings Released
<
30
Surrealist Editorials
Surrealist Editorials
Genlux Magazine Images Inspired by the Art of Rene Magritte
<
29
Cutting Edge Restrooms
Cutting Edge Restrooms
Shocking Bathroom Murals
<
28
Recreating Womanly Paintings
Recreating Womanly Paintings
‘La Esencia de Klimt' Given a Modern Spin by Kattaca
<
27
Human Oddity Paintings
Human Oddity Paintings
The Sketchbook Of Travis Louie Showcases Peculiar Portraits
<
26
Next-Gen Psychedelic Surrealism
Next-Gen Psychedelic Surrealism
Is Artist Larry Carlson a Modern Salvador Dali?
<
25
3D Murals 2
3D Murals 2
Fine Art Graffitti (UPDATE)
<
24
Alice In Wonderland Inspired Art
Alice In Wonderland Inspired Art
Julie Nord Paintings Capture Adolescent America
<
23
35 Subverted Modern Art Masterpieces
35 Subverted Modern Art Masterpieces
From Cartoon Oil Paintings to Urban Warrior Portraits
<
22
Vibrant Photorealistic Paintings
Vibrant Photorealistic Paintings
Diego Gravinese's Pop Art is Exceptional
<
21
Latex Octopus-Puppies
Latex Octopus-Puppies
Kariwan's Surreal Hybrid Animal Costumes
<
20
Psychedelic Art Exhibitions
Psychedelic Art Exhibitions
'Ryan McGinness Works' Opens Up at Deitch Projects in NYC
<
19
Psychedelic Floral Illustrations
Psychedelic Floral Illustrations
Nadia Flower's Exquisite Artwork is An Explosion of Color
<
18
Magazine Art Portraits
Magazine Art Portraits
Stunning Mixed Media Collages by Gabi Trinkaus
<
17
Photorealistic Graffiti
Photorealistic Graffiti
Humanized Street Art in Europe Looks Like Digitalized Photos
<
16
20 Reinterpreted Renaissance Paintings
20 Reinterpreted Renaissance Paintings
<
15
3D Garbage Portraits
3D Garbage Portraits
Bernard Pras Makes Art from the Most Random Found Objects
<
14
Recreating Iconic Paintings with Children
Recreating Iconic Paintings with Children
‘Old Masters' by Rainer Elstermann
<
13
Kid Drawings Made Realistic
Kid Drawings Made Realistic
The Monster Engine
<
12
Hallucinogenic Paintings
Hallucinogenic Paintings
The Psychedelic Vision of Alex Grey
<
11
Dripping Portraits
Dripping Portraits
Molly Brill Masters The Art Of Emotional Water Colors
<
10
Anime Street Art
Anime Street Art
Manga Graffiti from All Over the World
<
9
Pin-Up Girl Robots
Pin-Up Girl Robots
Hajime Sorayama's Chrome Paintings Look Like Sexy C3P0s
<
8
Psychedelic Home Exteriors
Psychedelic Home Exteriors
Graffiti Artists Channel Bad Acid Trips to Attack Scottish Castle
<
7
Sexy Surrealism
Sexy Surrealism
Miles Aldridge's Scary but Sensual Photography
<
6
Photorealistic Pencil Sketches
Photorealistic Pencil Sketches
Pinched Flesh Drawings by Cath Riley Look Too Real
<
5
Surreal Photo Manipulation
Surreal Photo Manipulation
Josh Sommers' Awesome Digital Artwork
<
4
3D Illusion Chalk Drawings
3D Illusion Chalk Drawings
<
3
5D Galaxy Ceilings
5D Galaxy Ceilings
StarMurals Have Actual Shooting Stars
<
2
Recreating Famous Paintings With Photography
Recreating Famous Paintings With Photography
Julianne Moore by Peter Lindbergh for Harper's
<
1
3D Floor Murals
3D Floor Murals
10 Incredible Optical Illusion Designs to Floor Your Friends
<