Top 10 most read articles on art and culture in 2021


At Creative Boom, it’s our life purpose to offer you the best new art and design work while also explaining some of the thought behind it. But really what interests you, the audience, the most? On one hand, the answer is simple because our website statistics can tell us which articles had the most traffic.

  •  Paintings by Ariel Dannielle

Anger or despair can be a valid topic when marginalised voices receive a chance to speak their tale. However, Ariel Dannielle, an African-American artist, uses joy as a kind of resistance to racism in her vibrant paintings. These pieces are staggeringly expressive and totally original, serving as a visual chronicle of her everyday experiences.

  • Bob Dylan’s lockdown paintings

This year, London gallery Halcyon celebrated Bob Dylan’s 80th birthday by exhibiting a number of his paintings, including a number of never-before-seen figurative works. Whatever your feelings about his music, you should definitely check out his artwork.

  • Hundreds of life-size seagull sculptures

Anyone looking up at City Hall in Le Havre this September might have mistaken an art installation for the real thing. We explore why British artist and designer Patrick Murphy created 200 life-size sculptures and lined them up along the rooftops of the famed Normandy building.

  • Colourful new artworks by Dave Towers

Dave Towers creates eye-catching, hand-painted typographic works that reflect our times in more ways than one. Titled Free, his latest series is playful, ironic and in some cases full of humour, as the artist explores his own lockdown experience.

  • Morag Myerscough’s ‘endless ribbon’

With its striking simplicity of light and colour, a new public artwork by Morag Myerscough transformed Coventry’s main commercial strip this summer. The artist reveals the inspiration for the piece and how community is at the centre of every project she undertakes in our exclusive conversation.

  •  Hyperrealistic paintings by Kate Waters

We’ve never seen anything like Kate Waters’ humorous take on hyperrealism. Is this a photograph? Is it a piece of art? Is it one of the two, or something entirely different? These imagined scenes culled from our regular lives are immensely captivating, regardless of how you see her art.


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