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The 7 Bestselling Artists of 2020


Would you like to know which artists were the collector's favorites in 2020? Then read on to discover Return on Art's 7 talented bestselling artists: 

1. Golsa Golchini

Golsa Golchini, born in Tehran, Iran, always knew she wanted to be an artist. After moving to Milan in 2004 and graduating from the Fine Arts Academy of Brera in 2010, this dream has now become a reality. Today, her captivating works on canvas, books, coins, cardboard, and more are highly sought-after.    

Not confined by any one surface or the boundaries of the picture frame, Golchini unceasingly explores the possibilities of her medium. Much like her subjects who go on adventures, she continually strives to break out of her own comfort zone and to defy the rules of art in general. Her playful pieces provide the viewer with an immersive experience; they become the protagonist of the painting and are transported elsewhere - to snow-covered slopes or sunny beaches - to somewhere where everything is great.  

2. Daniele Fortuna

Growing up in Italy, Daniele Fortuna had always been fascinated by the figures of ancient mythology and the dream-worlds they represent. Today, he brings these childhood heroes to life and gives them a third dimension in the form of intricate wooden sculptures with a splash of contemporary color. His unique statues consist of individual pieces of wood that are cut by hand, assembled like a puzzle and hand-painted, transforming the material beyond recognition. His sculptures establish a connection, a bridge over time, between elements of traditional Italian art and pop-art expression.

3. Maldha Mohamed

Maldha Mohamed is a 22 year-old self-taught artist from the archipelago of the Maldives islands who has been professionally pursuing a career in art since the mere age of 15. Her oil and impasto paintings are a medley of fragmented portraiture rendered in a contemporary manner with a hint of surrealism. They pose a visceral representation of human behavior and emotion as well as a reflection of the thoughts and dreams that dwell inside her own psyche. The textured surface, the hues and colors as well as the play on lightning give her paintings incredible life. Yet, due to the fragmented nature of their subject matter, there seems to always be something that lies beyond the scope of the painting, something at which the viewer can only guess..

4. Yoni Alter

Yoni Alter continually explores the realm that separates art and design. His extremely vibrantly colored works navigate and often cross the line between the figurative and the abstract - between form and space. In a playful manner, his pieces address notions of semiotics, iconography and minimalism. They challenge the viewer to look twice and provide them with a colorful burst of joy and excitement. Alter studied art and design in Jerusalem before completing his MA in Graphic Design at the University of the Arts London. The city of London has since become his home, as well as an endless source of inspiration.

5. Tishk Barzanji

The work of Tishk Barzanji touches on the modernism movement and surrealism. Inspired by his childhood in Kurdistan, and his move to London in 1997, his work explores space, color, deconstruction, breaking boundaries, understanding the living space in this fast-moving world, and human interactions within these spaces. The city of London sparked a passion for architecture and art In Barzanji which resulted in a degree in Fine Art at Richmond upon Thames College, and Physics at Loughborough University. 

6. Piper Bridwell

Texture, daring colors and layers of thick sentiment are what define the artworks of American artist Piper Bridwell. Coming from a long line of creatives, Bridwell was introduced to art at an early age, but it wasn't until later that she found it to be her passion. Her works are bold, with a thick textured surface that you just want to reach out and touch. They are deceptively simple, yet convey an exuberance that cannot but put a smile on the viewer's face. Bridwell herself describes her work as an overflow from her heart to her hands - as a direct expression of her own emotions and upbeat personality. 

7. Claudia Marchetti

Claudia Marchetti is an interpreter as well as an artist. Two complementary professions; the first aims at expressing what others have to say, the second allows her to express her deeper self - to let out her inner chaos and make it beautiful. Her powerful drawings transport the viewer to a dreamlike state, where symbols reign and the separation between body and mind is abolished.

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