Chason Matthams

New York artist Chason Matthams is a painter of our times, making work referencing memes, digital interfaces, net art, and generations of art history. In his latest show at Thierry Goldberg, he "has cast a wide net, reeling in images from all over the digital spectrum, their forced juxtapositions leading to pointed and humorous commentary."

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Buffalo

This week's artist makes a wide range of work outside the traditional gallery setting and goes by the moniker Buffalo. "It's a nickname given to me by some of my closest friends," he explains. "We valued sharing in experiences, space, food, and functioned as an egalitarian hedonistic group, whose goal was seek the things in life which invigorate the spirit or soul." Buffalo describes his work as experiential, often utilizing visual phenomena like lateral inhibition or the Hermann Grid illusion.

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Bobby Haulotte

Bobby Haulotte is an imminent painter of our times, addressing certain hallmarks of this decade like screens, saturation, obfuscation, artifice, split attention, and anxiety. His still life paintings feature highly saturated colors that, like post analog painting more generally, is able to "mimic the machine just as well as they can mimic us."

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Amoako Boafo

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.

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Jean Nagai

Jean Nagai's paintings are interference patterns of bright hues that seem to move and vibrate. They are "uplifting and spiritual in the way that walking through the woods or smelling rain brings you back to your body," writes Jasmyn Keimig.

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