People have always shown an interest for wall art. Prehistoric man even expressed and interest in wall art and painted images using natural local pigment. So called cavemen invented expressionism, they would use natural pigment to create cave drawings which narrated the damagers and lifestyles that these early ancestors experienced and lived.
From the Mesopotamians, Egyptians, Greeks, Romans through to the inhabitants of the Middle Ages. Wall art was created and used to visually enjoy and appreciate in leisure, to document historical events and to narrate society.
As humans, why do we have such a keen interest in art and why do some humans love art and others not?
From archaeological findings and carbon dating we know how long Man has been interested in art. Maybe a love of art is a genetic trait and has been passed down from our ancestors. Today it seems that most people are either into art and contemporary wall art or not. It seems to be a trait that people are very into contemporary wall art or not at all. It could be the case that there is a gene that generates a love for art, which some people have and some don't.
Humans are visual beings and it is well documented that some humans respond better to visual images, some respond better to touch and feelings and some respond to sound and the auditory system. Maybe the reason why some humans like art more than others is nothing to do with a gene that gets passed down through generations. Maybe it's related to the fact that some humans are more visual than others and maybe the reason that some like contemporary wall, or some like abstract wall art whereas others prefer modern wall art is down to different levels of visual perception.
Whatever the reason for our love for contemporary wall art and abstract wall art, looking from history, it is almost certain that humans will continue to love art which means modern wall art is here to stay.