At the Artnet Gallery Network, our goal is to discover new artists each and every month. We sift through the thousands of talented artists on our site to select a few we find particularly intriguing right now.
This summer, the gallery world is back at a new and refreshing cadence. To get you started on your exploring, here are five artists we think are worth a closer look this season.
Rulton Fyderat Pulpo Gallery
Rulton Fyder, Up and Down (2021). Courtesy of Pulpo Gallery.
The mystery artist Rulton Fyder, who works under the pseudonym, makes works that riff off language-centered artists who rose to fame in the 1960s and ‘70s including Ed Ruscha, Christopher Wool, and John Baldessari. While usurping these now recognizable aesthetics, the artist uses these formats to make quips about the rise of NFTs, bitcoin, and other tech-driven phenomena. The name Rulton Fyder is, itself, taken from the name of Richard Prince’s cult-favorite secret gallery, Fulton Ryder.
Keiran Brennan Hinton in “Day Breaks, Night Falls“at Galerie Thomas Fuchs
Keiran Brennan Hinton, Night Watch (2021). Courtesy of Galerie Thomas Fuchs.
Sought-after young artist Keiran Brennan Hinton’s current exhibition at Galerie Thomas Fuchs is almost sure to be a sell-out—and it’s not hard to see why. Hinton’s interiors tap into a current vogue for everyday domestic scenes, but there’s something particularly poetic about his works, which appear like moments conjured before the action of a story unfolds.
Idowu Oluwaseun in “Revolutions Per Minute: Side B”at Reiners Contemporary Art
Idowu Oluwaseun, Mapelola (revisit) (2021). Courtesy of Reiners Contemporary Art.
Nigerian artist Idowu Oluwaseun’s paintings have a noir sensibility. Light streams into darkened interiors where cryptic scenes unfold. Women and men appear seated, alone, with their eyes covered by swaths of fabric, and yet there seems to be no real sense of alarm. Sometimes a boombox appears, conjuring up music in the imagination. We’re left wondering what will happen next.
Laura Ford in “Gravity Is My Friend”at Galerie Scheffel
Laura Ford, Black Cat in Warm Water (2021). Courtesy of Galerie Scheffel.
English artist Laura Ford’s work is like seeing a fairytale or fable come to life in the present day. Teetering a fine line between fanciful, funny, and frightful, her work is filled with all sorts of animals engaged in strange activities—one sculpture presents a drunk swan collapsing, in another, monkeys are shown having a picnic; other times cats are pictured swimming in oddly captivating watercolors.
Larissa Lockshin in “Violets Are Blue”at Galeria Pelaires
Larissa Lockshin, Gala (2020). Courtesy of Galería Pelaires.
In this exhibition, the young Canadian artist Larissa Lockshin presents two exciting bodies of work she’s been pursuing simultaneously over the past three years. In one series, she has painted reverie-like visions of butterflies and imaginary flowers on satin and silk. In the other, she seems to conjure the 19th-century painters of the balletomane, such as Degas and Toulouse-Lautrec, in paintings of dancers and performers occupying a world alternately beautiful and seedy.
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