5 Visual Artists I’m Loving Right Now
I love discovering new and emerging artists from all over the world, so whenever I have any spare time, I try to get to an art exhibition or gallery. I find out a lot through tried-and-true institutions, and even social media. But lately, I’ve found some new favourites through my friend Bernie, who really knows his stuff when it comes to art. With his help, I’ve compiled a list of five artists that are new-ish to me, but all successes in their fields – brilliant talent that I think you should check out.
- Alvaro Barrington – Born in Venezuela to Grenadian and Haitian migrant parents, Alvaro is primarily a painter, but he also uses non-traditional materials and techniques (such as burlap and sewing) to reference his cultural history.
- George Rouy – This London-based artist has such a singular approach to the human body and its relationship to gender and form. I feel hypnotised when I look at his work!
- Ida Ekblad – A Norwegian artist, she uses a bold application of colour in works that depict human-like figures and landscapes, across mediums including painting, sculpture and poetry.
- Reggie Burrows Hodges – Drawing inspiration from his childhood growing up in Compton, California, he paints everyday scenes with an undeniable emotional pull.
- Tschabalala Self – Born in Harlem, New York, her large-scale paintings integrate textiles, drawing, print-making and collage techniques.