The Best Pictures of 2019
Ever wondered which pieces are especially popular among other art fans? Discover a curated selection of the most sought-after LUMAS artworks of 2019. Find your favorites today – while they’re still available!
David Bowie enters the studio, approaches Gavin Evans, and shakes his hand with a smile on his face. The rest is history; Evans produces a series of legendary photographs the world would come to know simply as The Session. Bowie in black-and-white, charismatic and energetic.
There is a poetic tranquility that dominates Luc Dratwa’s art. With extreme precision, the Belgian photographer stokes the viewer’s imagination. He offers us a spot at the window, a chance to let our eyes wander over the skyline. Discover dreams of New York and Paris, as they only exist in the work of Luc Dratwa.
Canadian artist Ysabel LeMay’s hypercollages combine the beauty of nature with the opulence of rococo. Every piece is the result of countless photographic expeditions, where LeMay meticulously documents natures in order to reassemble it later into her one-of-a-kind compositions.
From New York to Venice, Robert Jahns playfully reinvents familiar scenery as colorful dreamworlds. He whisks the viewer away, dissolving the boundaries between dream and reality. One of the biggest names in his genre, he has been recognized as one of the world’s leading modern digital artists.
Without a doubt, Olaf Hajek is one of the most famous illustrators in the world. No wonder his surreal pieces were among our collectors’ favorites in 2019. In his pieces, Hajek creates an extraordinary fusion of portrait painting and opulent sill lifes, all while keeping his finger on the pulse of the times.
The women in Daria Petrilli’s art appear dreamy and lost in thought. They are reminiscent of the work of old Italian masters, but wearing a modern guise. Petrilli digitally reworks her pieces to produce compositions that are both enchanting and thought-provoking.
In the fantastic images by Isabelle Menin, a perennial favorite, vivid colors and graceful forms compete for attention. The Belgian artist knowns how to ensnare the viewer’s gaze and take them on a visual journey. Sink into these masterpieces full of baroque opulence and incomparable beauty.
Claudio Gotsch’s black-and-white photographs are breathtakingly intense. Open your eyes to the majestic animal kingdom of the Swiss Alps and get bring home your favorite piece today.
There is a good reason why Werner Pawlok is among the most popular artists of 2019. His works show the unmistakable character of historic places. Discover the forgotten palaces of Havana and immerse yourself in the birthplace of jazz, New Orleans. Which piece is your favorite?
Absolute peace and beauty emanate from Wolfgang Uhlig’s popular ocean photographs. The vast, gleaming sea extends before our eyes. Tiny optical lenses add gentle motion to Uhlig’s lenticular artworks, which was especially fascinating to art enthusiasts in 2019.
Born New Yorker Jean-Michel Basquiat became one of the 20th century’s biggest artists. Now, thanks to a collaboration between The Skateroom and the Jean-Michel Basquiat Foundation, there is a stunning series of silkscreened skateboard decks based on the Baquiat’s works from the early ‘80s. The Skateroom combines art with social projects for at-risk youth – another part of the reason these works were such a hit with art fans in 2019.
There is glorious harmony in the nature pictures by Roman Johnston. The magical colors and tranquility instantly envelop us. Johnston is primarily inspired by the ancient art of Japanese gardens that strive for a perfect balance between man and nature.
The comic art of the 1950s and ‘60s was a major source of inspiration for Joe McDermott. In their style and subject matter, his artworks remind us of these eras, inviting us to experience big emotions and special moments in a retro comic style.
Horst & Daniel Zielske
Daniel Zielske carries on the tradition and success of the family business. He is a successful and passionate photo artists, just like his late father, Horst. For years, they were an inseparable team, calling on the artistic know-how of two generations. Together they worked to find the perfect perspectives and scenes for their work in New York and Florence. Their cityscapes and landscapes have delighted art fans around the world.
Polish artist Oskar Zieta developed a revolutionary technique for working with stainless steel. He layers two laser-cut, metal plates, then uses technology of his own design to literally inflate them. This creates sculptural artworks with a mirrored surface, which are reminiscent of organic forms.
Greg Kadel | Trunk Archive
Greg Kadel presents models in a way that is both humorous and challenging. The internationally celebrated photo artist has worked for every major fashion magazine, earning himself a reputation for being a master of capturing perfectly feminine poses.
Pep Ventosa lets us see the world in an entirely new way. By layering countless individual images, the Spanish photo artist creates an enchanting interplay between depth and perspective. In this way, he transforms idyllic landscapes and familiar metropolises into brand-new experiences.
In his work, Heiko Hellwig celebrates the beauty and diversity of nature, setting magnificent butterflies, flowers, and koi fish before black or white backgrounds. Sophisticated and full of grace, these artworks are an inimitable art experience.
Last year, the design object trend continued to grow, finding new resonance, and living up to the high expectations of fine art fans. 2019 sent a message loud and clear: art does not have to be on the wall to be spectacular.
In detailed collages of written materials and acrylic paint, André Monet presents iconic figures from the history of contemporary art and pop culture. These famous faces are captured in a succinct pop art style and shown with bold contrasts, making them familiar and novel at the same time.
Bauhaus, the internationally acclaimed art institution, celebrated its 100th anniversary in 2019. Its enduring popularity was not just due to its topicality, but also its tremendous spirit of innovation. Photographic art and design objects on this subject were in high demand last year.