Established names, fresh new talent — Part I
10 artists whose reputations and markets are on the rise — with works offered in our Post-War to Present on 27 September in New York
1. Loie Hollowell (b. 1983)
Who? Named a ‘young female artist to watch’ by Bloomberg in 2017, New York-based artist Loie Hollowell’s highly textural paintings focus on the figure and the still life. Reminiscent of the work of Georgia O’Keeffe, Hollowell’s canvases feature primordial forms in highly saturated colours.
If you like this artist’s work, you might also enjoy: George Condo and Neil Raitt.
Recent exhibitions: Hollowell was added to Pace Gallery’s roster last year, debuting at the gallery’s Palo Alto space in September 2017 with Point of Entry. A second exhibition, Dominant/Recessive, will be on view at Pace London from 28 August to 20 September 2018.
Market: Hollowell’s first work to sell at auction, Transformation in Green and Red, realised $68,750 in May 2018 against an estimate of $15,000-20,000.
2. Petra Cortright (b. 1986)
Who? A pioneer of ‘post-internet’ art, Petra Cortright uses online-sourced images and digital brush tools to create ‘digital paintings’ that push the boundaries of the medium.
If you like this artist’s work, you might also enjoy: Jim Campbell and Tauba Auerbach.
Recent exhibitions: Cortright’s first large-scale retrospective took place in 2017 at UTA Artist Space in Los Angeles; a second solo show, Pale Coil Cold Angel, was on view in June and July 2018 at Nahmad Projects in London. This summer a work by Cortright will be included in I Was Raised on the Internet at the Museum of Contemporary Art in Chicago.
Collections: Cortright’s work has entered the permanent collections of the Pérez Museum, Miami; the Los Angeles County Museum of Art; the Hammer Museum, Los Angeles; and the Moderna Museet, Stockholm, to name a few.
Market: Cortright’s Emulator Heaven (2013), offered in May 2018 at Christie’s in New York, realised $37,500 against a pre-sale estimate of $15,000-20,000.
3. Henry Taylor (b.1958)
Who? Henry Taylor’s highly personal iconography is mostly rooted in portraiture of everyday people, some of whom he knows intimately. Friends, family, patients, historical figures, homeless people, cultural figures and strangers are occasionally peppered with furniture, cigarette packs and bottles, painted in a seemingly spontaneous and natural expressiveness, all characters in the narrative of Taylor’s own vast life experience.
If you like this artist’s work, you might also enjoy: Kerry James Marshall and Lynette Yiadom-Boakye.
Recent exhibitions: Henry Taylor exhibits widely at Blum & Poe in New York, and most notably had a solo show at the Museum of Modern Art-PS1 January-April 2012. In the months preceding the exhibition, the artist was in residency at MoMA PS1, using one of the former classrooms as his New York studio to create new work for the exhibition.
Collections: The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York; the Museum of Modern Art, New York; the Studio Museum in Harlem; the Louis Vuitton Foundation, Paris; the Dallas Museum of Art, among others.
Market: Henry Taylor’s Untitled (Symbol), 2007, offered at Christie’s London on 7 October 2017 achieved £230,750 (including premium) against an estimate of £30,000-50,000.
4. Keltie Ferris (b. 1977)
Who? Keltie Ferris’ reliably analogue paintings make references to Impressionism, abstract painting, Pop art and graffiti. Her strokes refer to digital images even though her paintings are manifestly handmade. Ferris’s pixilated backgrounds and atmospheric foregrounds create visual depth that allows for multidimensional readings of her work.
If you like this artist’s work, you might also enjoy: Petra Cortright, Loie Hollowell, Shara Hughes and Aaron Garber-Maikovska.
Recent exhibitions: Recent solo exhibitions include Body Prints and Paintings at the University Art Museum at SUNY Albany, New York (2016); Paintings and Body Prints at Mitchell-Innes & Nash, New York (2015); Keltie Ferris: Doomsday Boogie at the Institute of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles (2014); Body Prints at Chapter NY, New York (2014); and Man Eaters at the Kemper Museum, Kansas City (2009-10). The solo show KELTIE FERRIS: *O*P*E*N* will run at the Speed Art Museum in Kentucky from October 2018 to February 2019.
Market: Fifteen works have come up for auction by the artist, starting in 2013. Most recently in May 2018, Ferris’s Apparatus sold for $37,500 (including buyer’s premium) against a low estimate of $30,000 at Christie’s in New York.
5. Ben Thorp Brown (b. 1983)
Who? Ben Thorp Brown’s practice, which spans sculpture, video and performance art, poses fundamental questions about the human response to environmental and technological change. The young documentarian has already seen his work featured in the Vienna Biennale, The Chinati Foundation and MoMA PS1 in New York.
If you like this artist’s work, you might also enjoy: Ugo Rondinone and Cyprien Gaillard.
Exhibitions: A solo exhibition of Brown’s work will open in 2019 at the Jeu de Paume in Paris. Earlier this year, his 2017 video Gropius Memory Palace was presented at the St. Louis Art Museum.
Collections: Whitney Museum of American Art, New York.
Market: Offered at Christie’s this September to benefit the Global Wildlife Conservation, Academic Forms with Rocks will be the artist’s first work to come to auction.
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