100 Painters of Tomorrow
- ISBN 9780500239230
- 32.00 x 24.00 cm
- PLC (with jacket)
- 330 Illustrations, 320 in colour
- First published 2014
Painting is enjoying a remarkable renaissance in the 21st century.
This is the definitive book on the outstanding painters of the future
‘Overthrows the idea that painting is dead and instead demonstrates why the art form continues to persist, evolve and remain incredibly relevant today’ – Aesthetica
‘A reference book for curators and collectors, as well as a source of inspiration for artists and a wonderful collection for art lovers’– ArtDependence.com
‘Intelligent, wide-ranging and exhilarating’– ArtDaily.com
See the gallery in The Guardian
100 Painters of Tomorrow is the result of a major new project to find the 100 most exciting, up-and-coming painters at work today. Their work spans an extraordinary range of styles and techniques, from abstraction to figuration, minimalism to magical realism, and straight oil-on-canvas to mixed-media and installation-based painting.
The 100 chosen artists, selected from more than 4,000 entrants, come from over 30 countries. Entries were judged by an international panel featuring some of the most prominent names in contemporary art, including the painter Cecily Brown, curators Tony Godfrey, Yuko Hasegawa and Gregor Muir, and writer-critics Suzanne Hudson, Barry Schwabsky and Philip Tinari.
Each entry consists of examples of the artist’s work, plus short texts including biographical information and quotations from the artists themselves, providing personal insights into their thinking and practice. The book is complete with resources including a global listing of further artists to watch.
Kurt Beers is a curator and writer. As Director of Beers Contemporary in London, he works with both emerging and established artists. He has also initiated various multidisciplinary projects, including the Award for Emerging Art, the annual open group exhibition ‘Contemporary Visions’, and international collaborations with several universities and galleries.