Naïve art can be characterised as art which disregards the rules of perspective, the pursuit of realism and other more formalised or mainstream art trends. Naïve artists are often self-taught, though formally trained artists may choose to create work in a naïve style.
Naïve art subjects are unlimited, ranging from straight-forward representations of daily life to imagined or abstract depictions of singular experiences. Artistic styles also vary widely, ranging from primitive figures and pattern making to intensely detailed and highly structured works, across all mediums. Naïve art is frequently characterised as simplistic or child-like, yet naïve artists may express complex environmental, social and political concerns through their work.
Naïve artists can be found throughout history and across the world, below are just a few artists to start you on your naïve journey ...