10 Favorite Artists of 2012
Ok, let me get this out in the open right from the start… I don’t really subscribe to “Art Contests” or “Artist Rankings”. However I do feel like acknowledging some of the artists that I’ve spent a great deal of time following this past year… I admire and respect each of them, as their talents have all had me pondering, “Why the fuck am I bothering with art?”
I hope you will discover something new… I am currently working hard on a new project set for early new year. I am extremely inspired and I can’t wait to share it with you all.
Victoria MMXIII! Love, Christopher
1 - Nicola Samori (http://www.nicolasamori.com/) - I was very very very lucky to catch his show in NYC this summer. God damn it. Glorious. I lust for his work hanging my home. It may scar my children, but i will own it.
2- Conor Harrington (http://conorsaysboom.wordpress.com/) - There’s no way to even describe his work. You could start by using the G word, but he is so much more. I’d kiss this man.
3 - Ian Francis (http://www.ifrancis.co.uk) - How he “half-renders” his subjects, and basically destroys his backgrounds… And don’t even get me started on his palette.
4 - Fabien Claude (http://fabienclaude.com/) - This artist is very new to me. I know virtually nothing about him. But I’m really loving what he does. Very dark.
5 - Kris Kuksi (http://kuksi.com/) - How does he even… Please stop. Fuck!
6 - Antony Micallef (http://www.antonymicallef.com/) - Been a fan for a long time. Love his range of style, but its the minimalist abstract portraits that really work my man-bits.
7 - Matthew Woodward (http://www.mattwoodwardart.com/) - Had some correspondence with this artist this year, and he is a true gentleman. His work is larger than life, his process is really intriguing, and the work is achingly beautiful.
8 - Joram Roukes (http://joramroukes.blogspot.com/) This isn’t something i would generally be into, but his palette and creativity are explosive. Explosive!
9 - Chad Wys (http://chadwys.com/) Chad is the type of artist that doesn’t really surround himself with too many boundaries. His mediums are many, and I find that very brave and motivational. Also, he puts his personal mark on a different era of art, and that, is certainly after my own heart.
10 - Bael (http://www.bael.co.uk/) Another new artist for me. Love how he contorts his subjects. Love the minimal style. Love the facelessness.
It’s Time To Believe In What Seems Untrue II. 07.2009. 36x48. Mixed media on canvas.
So I’m scheduled to have 3 brand new paintings photographed tomorrow… New work will be posted VERY soon, and this time I mean it…
In the meantime, here’s an oldie that I hope you will enjoy.