The 2022 edition of the online art gallery features 37 international emerging artists who represent the next generation of art
SANTA MONICA, Calif., Sept. 08, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Today, Saatchi Art, the world’s leading online art gallery for emerging artists, launches this year’s “Rising Stars” list with 37 pioneering artists hand-selected by its curation team. The prestigious list published each fall features promising artists at the start of their careers, many of whom have recently graduated from BFA and MFA programs around the world. The selection process evolves over the course of a year, as Saatchi Art’s team of curators review and evaluate hundreds of artist portfolios.
“Supporting emerging artists is central to Saatchi Art’s founding mission. Our curators are constantly on the lookout for new voices and perspectives that we can share with collectors,” says Rebecca Wilson, Chief Curator at Saatchi Art.
For this year’s edition, the curators have identified 5 global trends and thematic axes that unite many artist practices, offering a unique insight into the artistic landscape of 2022. “The Builders” brings together artists using new and varied materials ; “The Trendsetters” spotlights those who embrace technology to facilitate expression; “The Activists” includes artists who engage with the social and political moment; “The New Traditionalists” presents those who put a new spin on historical techniques and forms; and “The Rule Breakers” brings together artists who create works that challenge the status quo.
Although united by these common interests, the featured artists create distinctive works inspired by their diverse backgrounds and individual experiences. Llinos Owen, a London-based textile artist and Wimbledon College of Arts graduate, creates tapestries that are narrative explorations of memories and past relationships. Pratt Institute MFA alumnus Bethanya Abebe borrows shapes and hues from her childhood in Ethiopia to depict highly detailed scenes of daily life. And Los Angeles-based multidisciplinary artist Mich Miller, who recently earned his MFA from Yale, creates work informed by color theory and queer stories.
“‘Rising Stars’ showcases some of the world’s most talented emerging artists and gives our collectors a first opportunity to experience their works,” notes Wilson.
To view Saatchi Art’s 2022 “Rising Stars” list and see works by this year’s featured artists, visit SaatchiArt.com.
About Saatchi Art
Leading online art gallery Saatchi Art offers one of the world’s largest selections of original art and helps people around the world find the art and artists they love. The online art gallery features original paintings, drawings, sculptures and photographs by over 100,000 emerging artists from over 100 countries. Saatchi Art redefines the experience of buying and selling art by providing art lovers with free art consulting services and an expertly curated selection of art, while providing artists with a convenient and welcoming environment. in which to exhibit and sell their work. To discover the world of Saatchi Art, go to www.saatchiart.com.
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