At the Artnet Gallery Network, we make it our goal to discover new artists each and every month, searching through the thousands of talented artists on our website and selecting a few we find particularly intriguing. Before summer is over and out, we’ve homed in on five hot young artists that we think are worth knowing about.
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Raman Kaminski at galerie bruno massa, Tbilisi
Belorussian-Ukrainian artist Raman Kaminski (b. 1988) paints moody nocturnal scenes of pensive figures, often smoking, shaded in prismatic panes of light, suggestive of car headlights or neon storefronts, cast around them on darkened walls. The artist lived and worked in Kyiv until the Russian military invasion. Since then, Kaminski has been living between Tbilisi and Paris. His work is currently on view in “YELLOW BLUE,” an online exhibition with galerie bruno massa that supports artists who lived and worked in Ukraine before the Russian invasion and is closing this week.
Andrew Jensdotter at K Contemporary, Denver
The American artist Andrew Jensdotter creates his works through a rigorous and time-consuming process, in which he paints and then overpaints the results for a single prompt in Google Image Search, all on top of one another. In his final step, he carves through these images to reveal a final, composite image that is almost archaeological in appearance. “Dioramas from Eden,” the artist’s recent exhibition at K Contemporary in Denver, focused on floral landscapes that explicitly relate to either Biblical gardens or reference images for ideas of beauty. Using intervening layers of gray and black paint between his renderings, the artist mutes the experience of visual pleasure, and what once was was clear becomes allover and abstract in composition.
Emma Coyle at Helwaser Gallery, New York
This is the last week to see Irish artist Emma Coyle’s first New York solo exhibition, “The Best Revenge,” at Helwaser Gallery. In the show, Coyle presents 10 new, large-scale paintings of stylish, poised women. Made with a graphic, retro-futurist advertising sensibility, the works conjure up Pop Art comparisons, particularly to Tom Wesselmann. Coyle’s women are not objects of visual consumption authored by the male gaze, however, but commanding presences engaged with their environments. Coyle’s style balances painterly and mechanical tensions, using bold, black outlines that evoke Japanese manga panels or the floating worlds of ukiyo-e prints.
Sheena Rose at Eric Firestone Gallery, East Hampton
Barbadian artist Sheena Rose (b. 1985) creates bright, eye-catching works that depict Black women engaging in athletic feats from surfing to tennis using a distinctive graphic style that feels at once reminiscent of 1970s poster and cartoon design while remaining highly contemporary. Her works have recently been on view with Eric Firestone Gallery in the fittingly summery setting of East Hampton, New York. Rose is focused on public art, and among her accomplishments is a two-story mural she painted at the Inter-American Development Bank’s headquarters in Washington, D.C.
Paul Muguet at Galería RGR, Mexico City
Mexican artist Paul Muguet (b. 1975) creates striking, abstract paintings that explore our understanding of dreams, time, and emotion through the colors and designs embedded in material culture. Muguet attempts to reactivate the complexities of these motifs infiltrating our everyday world by focusing on the patterns of everyday Mexican products, such as bags, beds, and mats. Transferred to the canvas, these patterns’ potent graphic symbolism finds reinvigoration. His exhibition “Pictorial Warps” is on view at Galería RGR in Mexico City through September 10.
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