Emerging Young Artists You Need to Know
Whether you own art, are a collector, enjoy admiring, or produce pieces yourself, it’s a beautiful part of life and we can’t get enough.
The fortunate Maria Brito, a highly regarded NYC-based art advisor, spends her days travelling the globe looking for emerging artists and designers and has shared with Goop her top 15 list of the “ones to watch” around the world. “I look for art that has an aesthetic value and whose concept and execution brings something worth paying for,” explains Brito. “I can’t predict if these artists will be considered eminences centuries from now, and I don’t write algorithms like ArtRank. I do, however, have an eye for things that are beautiful, moving, powerful, and well-made.”
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“Kelsey is a San Diego-based surfer, microbiologist, and a terrific artist whose work blew me away when I first experienced it a couple of years ago. Since he has a science background, he conducts investigations about the brain and how it reacts to hallucinogens and pharmaceuticals or the chemical compounds found in nature and their interaction with humans. The result is breathtaking paintings with extraordinary colour combinations that verge between pointillism and op art.”
“I love an artist who can really turn photography upside down and Mariah is doing that. She questions every rule from specific uses of photographic paper to working in a dark room. Her latest body of work combines all the elements of her rebellion: emulsion applied directly to the surface, fingerprints that came from touching the glossy paper, cutting the paper by hand, and using light throughout the process.”
“Katherine Bernhardt is a contemporary expressionist, a woman with boundless talent who can turn a white canvas into a masterpiece using a combination of spray paint and acrylic. She paints the world around her and does it intuitively and very, very quickly. She’s versatile and her traces are very distinctive whether it is a landscape or a portrait, all her pieces look like a Bernhardt. She is unafraid of exploring topics like fashion or creating her own interpretation of middle-eastern patterns like those found in Moroccan rugs. She’s lately into a phase of still lives using the wildest colour palette. It also doesn’t hurt that she’s hilarious with a laugh that is disarming and contagious.”
“Matthew is a very young artist based in L.A. whose last solo show got me pretty hooked. He used the rhomboid patterns commonly found in harlequins and created his own interpretation using markers, acrylic, graphite, wax, and lots of glitter.”
“A multimedia artist who uses bright, saturated colours to tackle site-specific, immersive, and transporting installations, video, photography, and sculpture incorporating references about music, pop culture, film, and other artists among others.”
To view Brinto’s full list of emerging artists, head over to Goop.
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