We have a new generation of talented painters who are making a proper mark on the current art scene as they bring visual culture influences to their art practice. A few are already recognizable, while the others have tremendous potential to become big names in the next couple of years. These are a couple of our favourites.
1. David Choe
You may know him as he made millions in facebook stock, but his variety of skills brought him to Zuckerberg’s attention in the first place. Choe’s an imaginative street artist who brings both aesthetic and personality into his work. His works are equally beautiful and impulsive.
2. Os Gemeos
These Brazilian twins mixed the traditional Pichação art ( the name given to the graffiti in the Southeastern metropolises of São Paulo and Rio de Janeiro) with global mainstream art. They also bring a hip-hop twist into their work. They’ve shown their work in museums both across the United States and South America. Most recently they’ve held a well-received exhibition at PRISM LA.
3. Rosson Crow
Crow is an ambitious artist born in Dallas and is known for her large-scale history buildings. The words big, bold and fun describe her work the best. She is mixing styles and presents fresh American visions and with that, she’s definitely found a niche.
4. Yoskay Yamamoto
Yoskay Yamamoto is a self-taught illustrator, who fuses elements of urban culture from his current home, California, with traditional Japanese themes. The mix has a nostalgic twist and combines the balancing past with the present.
5. Brendan Monroe
Brendan likes science. From this base (and his home in Oakland), he interprets the world through painting and sculpture. He has shown his work across Europe and the United States.
6. Jose Parla
Parla was born in Miami to Cuban parents. His paintings incorporate calligraphy and resemble distressed walls. He has a background in graffiti as well since he used to spray on Miami’s walls using the name EASE.
7. Tauba Auerbach
Auerbach was born in San Francisco and she’s inspired by letters and patterns. This is the base for really exciting explorations of letters, words, and other intriguing projects.
8. James Jean
James Jean was born in Taiwan but studied at The School of Visual Arts in New York. He is perhaps most famous for his cover art for various DC comic books. You can find lyricism, romanticism and a completely unique touch in Jean’s material.
9. Masakatsu Sashie
Sashie’s paintings represent a post-apocalyptic world brought on by ‘rampant consumer culture and the rapidity of the modern world.’
10. Adam Neate
Adam Neate is known to get busy on the streets. On canvas, he blends cubism with graffiti. Recently, the self-taught artist has experimented with dimensional paintings to present a new type of painting.