Trends to Watch in 2021: Return to Nature

“Return to Nature" is the first installment in a series of three features to spotlight the trends we’re watching in 2021. Amid the ceaseless anxieties of 2020, people around the world found solace in nature, escaping the daily barrage of uncertainty to ground themselves in something more evergreen. This return to nature is one of the biggest artistic shifts we’ve witnessed emerge from the tumultuous unpredictability of 2020. From aquatic tapestries and abstracted landscape paintings to lush drawings and vegetal ceramics, discover a curated selection of recently made works reflecting this return to nature—a theme that we expect to take hold across the contemporary art world in the year ahead.

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