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Top 30 Art Trends in April

From Simplistic Silhouette Art to Facial Projection-Mapping Systems

— April 30, 2017 — Art & Design
So long as it expresses something true, there are no limits to art, and the April 2017 art trends show that truly impressive and beautiful pieces can come in a variety of different shapes and styles. For some, art is an atavistic practice as simple as using paint and a canvas, or even no paint at all. For others, art is a Koonsian endeavor to stun and amaze with creative uses of cutting edge technology. Neither is right nor wrong, and the April 2017 art trends show that both yield exceptional results.

On the more Luddite side of the continuum, Dutch illustrator Flavio Salsano has created a whimsical series of drawings using scant sketches that are supplemented by shadows that he casts on top of them. In terms of complexity, Nobumichi Asai and Japanese dance duo AyaBambi released a video that uses unprecedented face-mapping projectors to shine haunting images on the women's faces as they move.
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Internet-Connected Art Installations
Internet-Connected Art Installations
The Avatars Installation is Controlled by Online Users
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Connected Drawing Displays
Connected Drawing Displays
The 'Joto' Connected Display Draws Images from a Digital Source
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Facial Projection-Mapping Sytems
Facial Projection-Mapping Sytems
The Inori System Puts Projections Onto People's Moving Faces
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Tattoo Art Murals
Tattoo Art Murals
Bulleit Whiskey Teamed Up with Local Tattoo Artists to Create a "32-Foot Tattoo"
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Artistic Autonomous Vehicle Traps
Artistic Autonomous Vehicle Traps
Autonomous Trap 001 Mocks Driverless Cars
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Artfully Framed Televisions
Artfully Framed Televisions
This Samsung Television by Fuseproject Looks Just Like a Piece of Art
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Portable Color Capturers
Portable Color Capturers
The Palette 'Cube' Color Digitizer Created Digital Colors with Ease
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Eco Egg-Dyeing Kits
Eco Egg-Dyeing Kits
The Eco-Eggs Carton Teaches Kids to Dye Eggs Naturally
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Lookalike Pet Photoshoots
Lookalike Pet Photoshoots
This Photo Series Matches Dog Owners and Their Canines
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Stylistic Photography Algorithms
Stylistic Photography Algorithms
Adobe and Cornell's 'Deep Photo Style Transfer' Mimics Images
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Sculptural Terminal Seats
Sculptural Terminal Seats
The 'Sea Cloud' Sculpture Offers an Artistic Touch with Public Seating
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Artistic Lacquered Toilets
Artistic Lacquered Toilets
'Bidocoro' is a Luxury Toilet Crafted in the Tradition of Lacquerware
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Whimsical Cloud-Topped Houses
Whimsical Cloud-Topped Houses
Matthew Mazzotta's 'Cloud House' Harvests Rainwater
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Princess Watercolor Books
Princess Watercolor Books
Style Me Up's Activity Books Include Pencils, Paints and Stickers
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Simplistic Silhouette Art
Simplistic Silhouette Art
Flavio Salsano Turns Shadows from Everyday Items into Whimsical Drawings
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VR DJ Sets
VR DJ Sets
Boiler Room has Released 'VR Dancefloors: Techno in Berlin' Using Google Daydream
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Egg-Shaped Diamond Photo Frames
Egg-Shaped Diamond Photo Frames
These Unique Frames Can Hold Two Small Portraits at a Time
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Replacement Crayon Campaigns
Replacement Crayon Campaigns
The Crayola Who's Leaving Countdown Celebrates the Brand's New Color
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Minimalist Beachy Cafe Exhibitions
Minimalist Beachy Cafe Exhibitions
This Year's Ambiente Revealed the Endearing Cafe Jade Serenity
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Era-Specific Coloring Books
Era-Specific Coloring Books
The Card Architect's 90s Coloring Book Pays Tribute to Famous TV
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Artistic Home Decor Booths
Artistic Home Decor Booths
Ambiente 2016 in Frankfurt Revealed an Eye-Catching Booth for Pasabahce
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Polluted Art Galleries
Polluted Art Galleries
This Pop-Up Gallery Exclusively Features Art Made with Air Pollution
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Candy Brand Product Galleries
Candy Brand Product Galleries
The PEZ Visitor Center Makes Product Testing a Memorable Experience
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Knotted Fashion Kits
Knotted Fashion Kits
Make It Real's Fashion Craft Toys Encourage Creativity and Customization
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Personified Retail Installations
Personified Retail Installations
Bikini Berlin's Stills & Strokes Pop-Up is Visually Playful
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Inked Pollution Murals
Inked Pollution Murals
These Awareness-Raising Billboards Were Made with Air-Ink Technology
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Flowery Java Art Pieces
Flowery Java Art Pieces
La Fee De Fleur Turns Morning Coffee Into Elegant Floral Arrangements
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Virtual Museum Exhibitions
Virtual Museum Exhibitions
'Concrete Storm' Must Be Experienced with Microsoft’s Hololens
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Display Illumination Frames
Display Illumination Frames
The 'Frame' Light Solution Displays Items and Illuminates
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Meme-Inspired Fashion Ads
Meme-Inspired Fashion Ads
Gucci Partners with Viral Meme-Makers for a New Set of Creative Ads
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