Amoako Boafo paints figures of the African Diaspora as "a celebration of Black life." His figures are dense flurries of brushstrokes amidst smoother patterns and monochrome backgrounds.Read More
The simplicity of Linda Stark's paintings belie their meticulous construction. Using tiny brushes, she builds layers of oil paint into graphical images rich with ridged patterns, textures, and sculptural effects. Although her paintings are sometimes laced with humor, any irony quickly yields to their earnest, almost obsessive, construction.Read More
Calvin Ross Carl works at the intersection of legibility and illegibility. His paintings feature thick ropes of paint methodically built into graphically flat images of words or simple icons.Read More
Hello, dear readers! Kevin here. Today I am announcing, between sips of a damn fine bloody mary, the humble beginning of a year-long blogging project devoted to contemporary painters. Every Monday morning of 2019 I will feature a new artist— specifically someone exercising careful judgement or observation in ways that are of decisive importance to painting. Someone who has developed a voice, carved out a corner, imagined a vision, or otherwise set themselves apart from the myriad painters painting today.
As a painter I am constantly amazed by where the medium is being pushed and pulled. I’ve got a handful of folks in mind for the blog but I’d love to hear from my readers. Painting in 2019 is more multiplicitous than ever. Do you have a favorite living painter? Who do you think is challenging the limits of painting? Who is using painting to as a medium to challenge injustice? Whose artistic voices should be amplified? Comment below!