The best read of the week was found on Complex.com and is a great list of the top (under-forty) talent that is making the world more beautiful on a daily basis. “25 Young Painters You Need to Know” was curated by Arrested Motion, and introduces a nice variety of artists with the thread tying them all together being the fact they’re all “well on their way to becoming household names.”
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Brett Amory was born in 1975 in Chesapeake, Virginia. He moved to the Bay Area to attend the Academy of Arts University in San Francisco, and now lives in Oakland, California. Amory began his Waiting series in 2001, depicting commuter subjects who appear detached from their fellow passengers and surrounding environments.
Amory is inspired by the introverted culture of public transit and inhabitants of the Tenderloin neighborhood of San Francisco. Figures and places in Amory’s work are based on photographs the artist has taken of random people, who he simply observes but never interacts with. These stark images are all painted with oil on board, and have become Amory’s distinct form of visual music.
Ron English once called Australian-born Ian Strange (best known as KID ZOOM), “Rembrandt with a spray can.” He’s super ambitious, as evidenced by his show HOME which found him fully recreating his childhood home from memory. Combine the respect of renowned painters with ambition and, simply stated, you get a guy that is impossible to ignore.
Belgian street artist ROA has been blanketing the world with his signature animals for the past few years. On outdoor walls, he wows with massive scale. Inside, he brilliantly employs found objects (doors, panels, etc.) to bring the texture of the streets into more managable gallery settings.