10 YOUNG ARTISTS ON THE RISE
Discover a new generation of exciting LUMAS artists
The contemporary art market is constantly in motion, with new and exciting trends appearing every day. Our expert curators have selected 10 of today’s most promising new artists. These artists have alread gained plaudits in the art world for their innovative works – find out more below, and purchase a hand-signed, limited-edition artwork from a future star.
Marina Martinez creates stunning hand-made collages with traditional methods. Using salvaged materials, she builds immersive scenes that pay homage to collage’s surrealist roots. The countless stories and details within the intricately layered artworks reveal themselves slowly over multiple viewings.
Jesper Krijgsman uses natural subjects as a platform for showcasing his boundless artistic imagination. His works depict dreamlike tableaus of flora and fauna that seem to leap off the canvas. Krijgsman is inspired by the process of evolution, and the limitless possibilities and potential it contains.
Robert Jahns is a master of magical realism, his enchanting works transporting the viewer to surreal new worlds. With over 1 million followers on social media, Jahns’ visions have struck a chord with the public too - he is widely recognized as one of the world’s most influential contemporary photo artists.
Bahar Artan Oskay
The power of Bahar Artan Oskay’s works lies in her masterful manipulation of depth and material. The artist superimposes cut-outs, layers of color and negative space to build engrossing artworks that blur the line between sculpture and wall art. Utilizing state-of-the-art technology, Oksay’s works challenge our preconceptions, quite literally pushing the boundaries of the medium.
Paul Fuentes finds the beauty in the surreal, seamlessly blending the disparate genres of beach photography and animal portraiture. The natural elegance of his feline subjects is contrasted with their decadent surroundings, creating an atmosphere of otherworldly luxury. Fuente’s works have been shortlisted for the Sony World Photography Awards.
The scrapbook collages of Natasha Chomko combine images, textures and space in cohesive three-dimensional artworks. The artist layers two or three surfaces within one frame to add depth to each artwork and heighten the cinematic effect of her imagery. Drawing inspiration from Hollywood’s Golden Age, Chomko’s works feature vintage photography, starlit skies and classic American landscapes, reinterpreted in her own unique visual style.
From the Brandenburg Tor to New York’s Central Park and the Dolomite mountains, Paolo Pettigiani’s infrared photographs transform familiar landmarks into surreal new works of art. The heightened contrast and luminous colors of the medium lend an ethereal, intense effect to Pettigiani’s unique images.
Sanda Anderlon’s works feel like an invitation to the best party of your life. The viewer’s attention is drawn again and again to the myriad carefully considered details and expert use of form and color. The young artist uses diverse sources including illustration and photography to assemble her thrillingly vivid panoramas. In their playful defiance of convention and bold color choices, Anderlon’s works recall the attitude and aesthetic of early Pop Art.
For aerial photographer Kevin Krautgartner, the entire world is a canvas – through his lens the full beauty, diversity and richness of our surroundings are laid bare. His photographs are taken from great heights, usually from a helicopter or small aircraft. This unusual perspective allows him to use naturally occurring forms and features of the landscape to create dramatic compositions that resemble abstract painting as much as they do nature photography. His works have received international acclaim, including the Fine Art Photography Award and the PX3 Prix de la Photographie.
The works of Sonja L. are brimming with glamour, elegance and lust for life. Her vibrant compositions echo the aesthetics of 1950s and 60s advertisements while simultaneously challenging the supposed domestic idyll they advocated. The subtle power of her works lies in their ability to simultaneously celebrate and critique an era though a distinctly modern lens.