Painting is enjoying a remarkable creative renaissance in the twenty-first century, with many of the world’s leading artists now working in this most enduring and seductive of media. 100 Painters of Tomorrow is the culmination of a new project, initiated by curator Kurt Beers and Thames & Hudson, to find the 100 most exciting painters at work today. This major publication introduces and presents the work from a global cast of painters selected by an international panel featuring some of the most prominent names in contemporary art.
The resulting volume offers an intelligent snapshot of the best new talent in painting from across the world, gathered through an open call for submissions that drew over 4,300 applications. Open to any artist using paint as their primary medium, the submissions guidelines specified no age limit, but each of the selected artists has gained professional recognition in the last five years through their education, gallery representation, or in the production of a significant body of work. In addition, more than 100 of the world’s leading art schools were directly invited to participate, nominating recent graduates to submit their applications. The book presents high-quality images of the rising stars’ work, along with essential biographic information and quotations from the artists.
There’s no question that this is a diverse selection. Thirty-seven countries are represented as well as myriad styles and ideas encompassing realism, abstraction, multimedia, sculptural approaches, and more. Collectors, real or aspiring, will enjoy browsing this title; educators and students should make new discoveries.
— Library Journal
Hopeful on the future of painting.
— The Huffington Post
For those who think that painting is dead, and there are many, Kurt Beers…has authored a book featuring 53 men and 47 women whose work is changing the future of the medium.
— Architectural Digest
— Art Desk Magazine
Kurt Beers is the director of BEERS London gallery, which he founded in 2012. The gallery has since been listed twice in Blouin Media’s “500 Best Galleries Worldwide.”