With how the world has been over the last couple of years, it should come as no surprise that art could become the next biggest shopping trend to hit consumers all around the planet.
Art has always been rather desirable and collectable for many consumers, however there is a suggestion that the market could be about to become attractive to a new type of buyer in the future.
New audiences available
Whilst expensive and rare pieces have always been collected by those looking to build portfolios and as a potential investment opportunity, art has many different forms and uses that makes it incredibly appealing to a wider range of target audience.
Indeed, it is expected that the audience for buyers will be expanding this year and will continue for some time given the continued technological changes and the fact that art has become even more accessible than it has ever been before.
The technology that has been made available has made it possible for buyers to be able to see the artwork in a way in which they no longer need to see it in a physical way or be required to handle it to ensure that it is authentic. This means more and more buyers will find the barriers of entry being less restrictive than before, thus providing them with more opportunity to buy art.
For example, the Asian market is one that has continued to go from strength to strength in recent years, with a steady influx of new, younger buyers having reportedly entered the market as they look to purchase new art forms such as those that feature in the cross-category section. This could mean that the demand for works from emerging artists could therefore increase, whilst classics and luxuries will likely still remain highly desirable for many.
People spent more time at home
There will have been a huge interest in art over the last couple of years due to a number of external factors as people were perhaps forced to spend more time at home. This will have led to many getting in touch with their interior design sides, which will have then led to them potentially looking at how to furnish the inside of their properties.
Indeed, there will have been a number of individuals who will have looked at a number of different paintings as options, whilst others will have looked at the great sculptures that have been created by the artist David Kracov as they can provide an element of brightness, vibrancy and a talking feature with what he has managed to create in the past.
With more and more continuing to stay at home and work remotely instead of commuting into an office on a daily basis, there is no doubt that many more will be looking to acquire new pieces of art and add to their collections to try and make their work environments more attractive and appealing.
Local art is more desirable
The world is, unfortunately, changing at a rather rapid pace in regards to environmental factors such as climate change and rising sea levels, which has had an impact on the art world, as well. However, it could be argued that it has made certain types of art even more desirable than other forms because of the association that they have with the world.
There are more and more artists who are starting to create pieces that represent the current global situation via the use of the materials that they use, with many using sustainable materials, whilst others using recycled materials to try and help eliminate as much waste as possible.
Furthermore, the fact that these pieces can be derived from a local artist in some cases will be of huge appeal to many, as they will feel that they have been able to acquire a sense of regionality in a world that is becoming increasingly lost with the process of globalisation.
As buyers and collectors will be looking to achieve a sense of regionality, many will look to acquire art pieces that help them to identify with what they are looking for, which could make the art industry boom as it becomes just the latest big shopping trend to hit the consumer market.