Observing children draw can be incredibly insightful. Kids have the unique ability to create art unfettered by the social constructs of the world around them. That lack of inhibition and free-flowing creativity is incredibly alluring for artists and in an attempt to recreate, many artists are making space for enjoyable experimentation and exploration. In contemporary painting, naive figurative style is having a moment, artists like Misaki Kawai and Austin Lee and have found success in their respective styles and audiences and collectors alike are taking notice.

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