(Artists) To Watch:  9 Painters to Love from Your Lounge Chair

(Artists) To Watch: 9 Painters to Love from Your Lounge Chair

-To Do List 2019- #3-

Mom, I get it.  You wanna see cool stuff on the regs but can’t leave the confines of your home.  Well, good news!  You can be a virtual born vivant if you know where to go on the webs.  And, today, you’ve come to the right place!

Look what I found for you to see!  Great art and info about cool artists that are trending in both my heart and on the information superhighway.

See here... 

1.  Meghan Brady- Huge paintings with patterns and bold color on oddly shaped canvases or gigantic paper.

Big Wave.  Acrylic on Canvas, 2018

Big Wave.  Acrylic on Canvas, 2018

2. Katherine Bradford- She’s been making figural paintings for a long time (started showing work in the 70s) and keeps on making fresh stuff. See her new work here

Lunch painting, acrylic on canvas, 2018

Lunch painting, acrylic on canvas, 2018

3.  Nina Chanel Abney- Big show (Royal Flush) at the Chicago Cultural Center this year and lotsa collabs with tip top brands too. She uses simple shapes, symbols, and bold color to communicate political ideas and opinions. 

Untitled (Fuck T*e *op), Mixed media on canvas, 2014

Untitled (Fuck T*e *op), Mixed media on canvas, 2014

4.  Njideka Akunyili Crosby- MacArthur Genius Grantee for 2017, Crosby makes large-scale collage-paintings that address her childhood in Nigeria and adjustment to life in Los Angeles as an adult. 

Super Blue Omo, Mixed Media on Paper, 2016

Super Blue Omo, Mixed Media on Paper, 2016

5.  Lilian Martinez- Painter but also maker of neat art objects with a signature sense of humor. Buy blankets, throws, and pillows by Martinez via her shop BFGF here.

Bride in Nike’s, acrylic on linen, 2018

Bride in Nike’s, acrylic on linen, 2018

6. Grace Weaver- She’s an Internet hit. Her work is easily relatable- its often about body image, social media, and millennial culture.  Great colors, too. 

10-step, Acrylic on canvas, 2018

10-step, Acrylic on canvas, 2018

7.  Faye Wei Wei- Large-scale imaginative paintings with figures- lotsa scribbly lines and smudgy  colors.  

Pony (The Stars Seemed to Get Wet in the Sky), oil on canvas, 2017

Pony (The Stars Seemed to Get Wet in the Sky), oil on canvas, 2017

8.  Toyin Ojih Adutola- Cover artist for last week’s NYTimes Magazine, Adutola’s been getting tons of recognition lately, she’s got work at the Whitney, National Museum of African Art, the MOMA and more big time institutions.  (Most of what she makes is in black pen and paper!)

Representatives of State, Mixed Media, 2016/17

Representatives of State, Mixed Media, 2016/17

9.  Hayv Karahman- Iraqi-born artist makes work about culture and identity that reimagines traditional symbols and imagery.

Mnemonic Artifact, oil on linen, 2017

Mnemonic Artifact, oil on linen, 2017

 

Who am I missing?! 

 

P.S.  “Oldies” making NEWS.

Jenny Saville- Became “the most expensive living female artist” in 2018 with the sale of “Propped”, which fetched $12.4 million at Sotheby’s in October.

Propped, Oil on canvas, 1992

Propped, Oil on canvas, 1992

Hilma af Klint- Swedish artist who’s work was secret until a current show at the Guggenheim that ALL THE COOL MOMS are seeing.

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