URBAN-MUSE Best Art of 2014

 

Another great year has gone by for Urban-Muse, and with it thousands more of absolutely breathtaking artworks have been shared on our Facebook and Tumblr. I have taken the past few days to ruminate over the thousands of posts and picked about 250 of the best pieces of the year, I then gradually wittled it down to the 65 best pieces that I feel really encapsulate what this year has been about, and often pieces that you the viewer have voted for with you likes, achieving 1,000 likes or more.

You will no doubt notice that KR0NPR1NZ (Ilya Kuvshinov) and Jace Wallace are the most heavily highlighted. Both these artists have had an outstanding year, and for me the thing that really sets them apart is the sheer magnitude of their work output and the consistent quality delivered. They produce new pieces nearly DAILY. Armed with the popularity on the page (It's rare a piece by them gets less than 1,000 likes on Urban-Muse) I have to say 2014 has been the Year of KR0NPR1NZ and Jace Wallace.

Urban-Muse started with grand aspirations, full page ads in Juxtapoz, very expensive gallery showings, a grand e-Commerce platform (that barely anyone used), but the most important thing of all. Really kick ass art.

Armed with the positive Slogan I coined "MAKE ART. PAINT THINGS. BE AWESOME." Urban-Muse has not reached a million likes on facebook (yet), but we HAVE reached millions of viewers because of your shares, I am always overwhelmed daily by the positive support I receive from the page. Nothing gives me more pleasure than finding a new artist who has maybe 200 likes on Facebook, linking them up with the "Urban-Muse Bump" and watching their likes roll in by the hundreds, thousands, tens of thousands, or as in the case of Viral Superstar and friend Chiara Bautista, becoming three times bigger than Urban-Muse itself. 

I'd also  like to briefly mention Fernando Mata Vazquez, from Mexico City. Urban-Muse DOES Accept submissions, the best way to submit art is to post it directly to the facebook wall or submit it to the tumblr feed. I do not like receiving submissions via e-mail or direct message as my inbox is flooded with them as it is. Fernando is one of the people who has submitted art to the page, When he first submitted his work he had around 200 fans. After he was shared on Urban-Muse I noticed a huge jump in his fanbase, and that's what we're all about. Also for this feature it turns out one of his pieces was one of the abolute best pieces I've seen all year so, In it goes.

Being an artist is hard, I know it personally. Few people realize that the guy who posts obsessively day and night on your feeds is an artist as well. (I go by the Psudonym Decimus [CLICK]). But personally I've been having creative issues stemming from a myriad of real life crises. What I'm trying to get at here is, Artists need encouragement, we are the kinds of people who stay up all night, often chugging caffeine (sometimes alcohol or other substances) and obsessively toil away at works that feel like a piece of our soul birthed onto a canvas (or for digital artists a .PSD). Sometimes no one sees the work, sometimes 10 people do, sometimes if you're lucky thousands. A true artist is always learning, never staying stagnant, art is a life long quest for our own view of perfection, that we will likely never achieve. It is our lifelong passion.

Urban-Muse's goal is to inspire you the viewer, (like a muse) bring beauty into your newsfeeds, and for the artists we share, we hope to help their light shine that much brighter. I love art, I always will, and for the people and artists who have supported me throughout the years, I love you too.

MAKE ART. PAINT THINGS. BE AWESOME.

- Curt Anderson
President and Founder
Urban-Muse.com

 

 

 

Urban-Muse Best of 2014 Featured Artist

Audrey Hepburn By KR0NPR1NZ [LINK click!]

 


Urban-Muse Best of 2014 Featured Artist

Rachael from Blade Runner By KR0NPR1NZ [LINK click!]

 

Urban-Muse Best of 2014 Featured Artist

Young Natalie Portman as Mathilda in "The Professional" By KR0NPR1NZ [LINK click!]


Urban-Muse Best of 2014 Featured Artist

烏 [Raven] By KR0NPR1NZ [LINK click!]

 

Urban-Muse Best of 2014 Featured Artist

By KR0NPR1NZ


Urban-Muse Best of 2014 Featured Artist

Camilla D'Errico [LINK click!]


Urban-Muse Best of 2014 Featured Artist

Devon Aoki by Carles Gomila (Painted using his fingers on his iPad!) [LINK click!]

 


Urban-Muse Best of 2014 Featured Artist

Casimir Lee [LINK click!]

 

Urban-Muse Best of 2014 Featured Artist
Casimir Lee [LINK click!]

 

Urban-Muse Best of 2014 Featured Artist

Evangelion's Asuka Langley by Snod [LINK click!]

 


Urban-Muse Best of 2014 Featured Artist

Cezar Brandao [LINK click!]


Urban-Muse Best of 2014 Featured Artist


Crown by Yaphleen [LINK click!]

 


Urban-Muse Best of 2014 Featured Artist

Daniela Uhlig [LINK click!]

 


Urban-Muse Best of 2014 Featured Artist

Dave Palumbo [LINK click!]

 


Urban-Muse Best of 2014 Featured Artist

Dove by Volta [LINK click!]



Urban-Muse Best of 2014 Featured Artist

Krow By Volta [LINK click!]

 


Urban-Muse Best of 2014 Featured Artist

Fernando Mata Vazquez [LINK click!]

 


Urban-Muse Best of 2014 Featured Artist

Isabella Morawetz [LINK click!]

 


Urban-Muse Best of 2014 Featured Artist

Jace Wallace [LINK click!]

 


Urban-Muse Best of 2014 Featured Artist

Jace Wallace [LINK click!]

 


Urban-Muse Best of 2014 Featured Artist

Jace Wallace [LINK click!]

 


Urban-Muse Best of 2014 Featured Artist

Jasmine Darnell [LINK click!]

 


Urban-Muse Best of 2014 Featured Artist

Javier Gonzalez Pacheco [LINK click!]

 


Urban-Muse Best of 2014 Featured Artist

Jeremy Mann [LINK click!]

 


Urban-Muse Best of 2014 Featured Artist

Jeremy Mann [LINK click!]

 


Urban-Muse Best of 2014 Featured Artist

Kwon Kyung-Yup [LINK click!]

 


Urban-Muse Best of 2014 Featured Artist

Kyrie [LINK click!]

 


Urban-Muse Best of 2014 Featured Artist

Kyrie [LINK click!]

 


Urban-Muse Best of 2014 Featured Artist

Bastien Lecouffe Deharme [LINK click!]

 


Urban-Muse Best of 2014 Featured Artist
Lee JeeHyung [LINK click!]

 


Urban-Muse Best of 2014 Featured Artist

Mathurin156 [LINK click!]

 


Urban-Muse Best of 2014 Featured Artist

Mel Milton [LINK click!]

 


Urban-Muse Best of 2014 Featured Artist

Never Look Back by Fernanda Suarez [LINK click!]

 

 


Urban-Muse Best of 2014 Featured Artist


Nguyễn Thanh Nhàn [LINK click!]

 


Urban-Muse Best of 2014 Featured Artist

Saki Ozabu [LINK click!]

 


Urban-Muse Best of 2014 Featured Artist

Brad Wright [LINK click!]

 


Urban-Muse Best of 2014 Featured Artist

Robert Sammelin [LINK click!]

 


Urban-Muse Best of 2014 Featured Artist

 

Romeo Jonathan (Wen J-R) [LINK click!]

 


Urban-Muse Best of 2014 Featured Artist

Sainer (Etam-Cru) [LINK click!]

 


Urban-Muse Best of 2014 Featured Artist

San San [LINK click!]

 


Urban-Muse Best of 2014 Featured Artist

Sas Christian [LINK click!]

 


Urban-Muse Best of 2014 Featured Artist

Sidharth Chaturvedi [LINK click!]

 


Urban-Muse Best of 2014 Featured Artist

SNNN [LINK click!]

 


Urban-Muse Best of 2014 Featured Artist

SNNN [LINK click!]

 


Urban-Muse Best of 2014 Featured Artist

Soey Milk [LINK click!]

 


Urban-Muse Best of 2014 Featured Artist

Starlord by Grandizer05 (Ryan Pasibe) [LINK click!]

 


Urban-Muse Best of 2014 Featured Artist

"The Raven" by Yuumei (Wenqing Yan) [LINK click!]

 

 

Urban-Muse Best of 2014 Featured Artist

Yuumei (Wenqing Yan) [LINK click!]

 


Urban-Muse Best of 2014 Featured Artist

Tom Bagshaw [LINK click!]

 


Urban-Muse Best of 2014 Featured Artist

Tom Bagshaw [LINK click!]

 


Urban-Muse Best of 2014 Featured Artist

Tsuaii (Jonathan Hamilton) [LINK click!]

 


Urban-Muse Best of 2014 Featured Artist

Self Portrait by Tsvetka (Svetlana Tigai)  [LINK click!]

 


Urban-Muse Best of 2014 Featured Artist


Uno by Entrepreneurial [LINK click!]

 


Urban-Muse Best of 2014 Featured Artist

Lauren WK by Vincent Giarrano [LINK click!]

 


Urban-Muse Best of 2014 Featured Artist

Lauren WK by Vincent Giarrano [LINK click!]

 


Urban-Muse Best of 2014 Featured Artist

Wataboku [LINK click!]

 


Urban-Muse Best of 2014 Featured Artist

Wojtek Fus [LINK click!]

 


Urban-Muse Best of 2014 Featured Artist

YIN San-Ouen (Samkaat) [LINK click!]

 

 

Urban-Muse Best of 2014 Featured Artist

Yuuki54 (I'm actually not 100% this is the artists name, I've had a hell of a time google reverse searching it, if you know it please let me know and I'll update)

 


Urban-Muse Best of 2014 Featured Artist

Zeronis (Paul Kwon) [LINK click!]

 


Urban-Muse Best of 2014 Featured Artist

By KR0NPR1NZ [LINK click!]

 


Urban-Muse Best of 2014 Featured Artist

By KR0NPR1NZ [LINK click!]

 


Urban-Muse Best of 2014 Featured Artist

By KR0NPR1NZ [LINK click!]

 


Urban-Muse Best of 2014 Featured Artist

Piece after the style of Phil Hale By KR0NPR1NZ [LINK click!]


Urban-Muse Best of 2014 Featured Artist

By KR0NPR1NZ [LINK click!]




MAKE ART. PAINT THINGS. BE AWESOME.

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