An important factor in buying modern art is style. There are many styles of modern art available to the art buyer. Some modern art styles are strictly based on existing and past modern art movements whereas others are loosely based on existing or past modern art movements but have a twist of the artist's own view and interpretation of a particular modern art movement.
Some modern art is entirely individualistic which can make a fresh change from the crowd of similar modern art exhibits out there.
When buying modern/contemporary art have a think about what the style of art you want. Modern art can be like clothes and fashion. A particular style will be in and then a year later a different style of modern art will be in fashion. It can be nice to follow the fashions so if you are building a collection of art you might wish to have some fashionable pieces of modern art and classic styles of modern art in your collection.
Traditional styles of modern art are the styles that people know like: Abstract art, Conceptual Art, Op Art, Pop Art, Cubism, Surrealism, Dadaism, Futurism, etc. Remember that modern art doesn't have to be categorised under a particular movement it can also be individual and about the artist's own ideas and perception. Modern art that has been created from an artist's own perception and ideas which isn't categorised under a well known modern art movement can actually be more original and standout from the rest.
Picking modern art that goes with the style of your home can seem daunting but actually isn't. Because modern art can be so abstract from real form you will find that a majority of modern art that you personally like the look of will look right in your home, or if buying modern art as a gift, will look right in your friend's home.
The great thing about choosing modern art for your home or a friend's home is that because modern art is abstract from real form it can be hugely diverse and will look right with any interior. I have seen modern art go with any and every interior from classically traditional country manor interiors with abstract paintings on the wall to contemporary interiors with abstract paintings on the walls.
The most important two issues to consider when choosing the correct piece of modern art is:
1. Do I like it?
2. Will it fit in my home?
It really is that simple! Don't get too arty farty, just go with what you like!