Contemporary art is a term used to describe the body of artwork created after 1945, succeeding modern art in art history. This period encompasses a great diversity of styles, movements, and techniques, and contemporary artists have benefited from technological advancements such as photography, painting, screen printing, and digital technologies to create their works. One of the fundamental characteristics of contemporary art is that it is not limited to a specific medium. Artists use a variety of mediums, ranging from traditional painting and sculpture to installations, performances, videos, interactive art, sound art, digital art, and more. This freedom of choice in medium reflects the evolution of society and technology, as well as the questioning of artistic conventions. Contemporary art also stands out for its ability to question its era and disrupt traditional art codes. Contemporary artists often seek to challenge established norms, explore new ideas, provoke reflections, and evoke emotions. They frequently address social, political, cultural, and environmental issues, thus reflecting the concerns of their time. Various artistic movements and currents can be observed within contemporary art. These include figurative art that focuses on realistic representation of the world, hyperrealism that seeks to create works with a photographic appearance and an extremely precise level of detail, street art that manifests in public spaces and explores urban issues, feminist art that emphasizes gender issues and inequalities, and conceptual art that emphasizes the idea or concept behind the artwork rather than its aesthetic aspect.
Pierre Farel is a French artist born in Corsica. He grew up and studied art on the island, before continuing his training in France and abroad. Farel is known for his colorful, abstract paintings, which are influenced by his life in Corsica and the island's landscapes and colors. Farel began exhibiting his works in galleries and museums in France and abroad in the 1990s. Since then, he has participated in numerous solo and group exhibitions, and his works are part of private and public collections around the world. In addition to painting, Farel is also a passionate teacher and has given workshops and art courses at various institutions and art schools in France and Corsica. He is particularly interested in passing on his love of art and creation to young aspiring artists. Outside of his artistic work, Farel is also a defender of Corsica's culture and environment. He often engages in conservation and protection projects for the island and its traditions. Today, Farel lives and works in Corsica, where he continues to create new works and inspire future generations of artists.