Best young artists around the world you should know
A global network of art experts reveal their top picks.
Sarah Peguine definitely gets to do what she loves for a living. An art obsessive, she launched her blog Oh So Arty eight years ago for residents of her hometown, Tel Aviv, Israel, about the city's art scene.
The blog has sprouted and today is a burgeoning global brand, employing art experts in cities around the world like London and Los Angeles. These experts offer guided tours and insight into their local art scenes.
At the heart of it is the access Oh So Arty provides on the tours, which are highly personalized. "The vibe of the tours are very much open to conversation and dialogue, meeting the directors of the galleries and the owners and the artists. Anybody can go to a gallery but we want to give you access to the behind the scenes stuff," Peguine told From The Grapevine.
None of this would be possible, of course, without a passion for artists themselves. Below are the young artists making headlines in a few of the cities in which Peguine and her colleagues operate.
Tel Aviv: Lihi Turjeman
"Lihi Turjeman is a Bezalel MFA graduate, who I've been following since the beginning of her artistic career. She is a young artist with important awards to her name, attracting curators, gallerists and collectors from the local and international art scenes. The many textures in her large scale paintings ask questions about space and 'mapping.'
"In her recent show at Sommer Gallery in Tel Aviv, Turjeman presented works that revisited the notion of borders, both metaphorical and physical, which are relevant to the artist's personal background and to the show's location."
Zurich: Bianca Brunner
"Brunner's is a raw and experimental studio process, converting found materials into minimal, often abstract images where components are reduced to their most essential forms. She uses photography to obscure what is real, inherently challenging how we understand and interpret what we see."
London: Tristan Pigott
"Tristan Pigott is THE up and coming figurative painter in London. His works are visceral and awkward – they question our unhealthy habits with social media. If you are narcissistic or ego-centric beware, you may become his next favourite subject matter!"
Los Angeles: Samira Yamin
"A fresh but formidable figure in the local landscape, Samira Yamin has recently been awarded both the California Community Foundation (CCF) Fellowship for Visual Arts (FVA) as well as the Joan Mitchell Foundation Grant – two incredibly competitive and prestigious honors."
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