A.C.E. Series: 5 Artists To Keep On Your Radar

A.C.E. Series: 5 Artists To Keep On Your Radar

Unexpected and ever-evolving, Contemporary Art encompasses a range of genres and mediums that keep collectors intrigued, but it’s the emerging artists that stoke the most excitement. Here are 5 that we think it’s worth keeping your eye on.

1. New York-based artist Robert Baribeau creates contemporary paintings with a fluidity that provokes discovery. His use of heavy impasto and striking color only further enhances the rhythm and beauty found deep within his compositions. Born in 1949 in Aberdeen, Washington, the alum of the Pratt Institute MFA program pulls in elements from many different art movements — his works in the nineties in particular feature graffiti-like strokes and collage. Baribeau’s works have been highlighted by The New York Times, Artforum and New York Magazine. He was recently featured in a solo exhibition at the Anna Zorina Gallery in New York, NY..

2. Growing up along the US/Mexico border encouraged Ado Trillo to explore the social and economic issues that affect Mexico, which she does through various mediums including photography, oil and acrylic painting. A common element in her work is the use circular composition, 24 carat gold powder and 18 carat gold leaf. Trillo received two degrees: from the Istituto Marangoni in Milan, Italy and from Drexel University. She is represented by Racso Fine Arts and Twenty-Two Gallery in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

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3. Born in Salt Lake City, Utah, Clintel Steed has been setting the canvas ablaze since early 2000. He seeks honesty in his paintings, exposing the hard truths of the world through images of war, disaster, politics and gossip. He frequently sheds light on the battle of good and evil from narratives gleaned from the Book of Revelations, which he learned as child going to Bible study in a black Pentecostal Christian church. His works have been reviewed by The New York Sun, Art Magazine, and Art Critical.

4. Boston artist Denyse Marie Wilhelm is a contemporary color master. She speaks to her audience through a language of hue, shade, and tone that is inspired by the natural world. Whether her subject matter is representational or abstract, her work is unified by a universal palette. Wilhelm received her Masters of Fine Arts from the University of Massachusetts at Dartmouth and a Bachelors of Art History. She is currently a member of the Artist League of Rhode Island and the Cape Code Printmakers Association.

5. Raised in Cincinnati where he was educated at the Art Academy, Tom Levine received a BA in English and Business at Miami University of Ohio, a master’s degree in psychology and communications from the University of Denver, and an M.F.A in art history from the University of Cincinatti. He moved moved to New York in 1974 fell in with a crew of artists that included James Rosenquist, Jasper Johns and Karen Karnes. Levine’s paintings have been shown in several exhibitions over the years, and has been collected by The Museum of Modern Art, The Whitney Museum, The Metropolitan Museum and the National Gallery in Washington.

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