An intelligent, wide-ranging and exhilarating survey of largely unknown talent, selected by a distinguished international panel

Painting is enjoying a remarkable creative renaissance in the 21st century. Many of the world’s leading artists now work in this most enduring and seductive of media. ’100 Painters of Tomorrow’ authored by Kurt Beers, Director of Beers Contemporary and published by Thames & Hudson, is the result of a major new project to find the 100 most exciting, up-and-coming painters at work today. This publication introduces and presents the work of a global cast of painters selected by an international panel featuring some of the most prominent names in contemporary art (including the painter Cecily Brown, curators Tony Godfrey, Yuko Hasegawa and Gregor Muir, and writer-critics Suzanne Hudson, Barry Schwabsky and Philip Tinari) offering an intelligent snapshot of the best new talent in painting from across the world, gathered through an open call for submission that drew over 4,300. Their work spans an extraordinary range of styles and techniques, from abstraction to figuration, minimalism to magical realism, and straight oil-on-canvas to mixed-media and installation based painting.

The book features high-quality reproductions of each artist’s work, plus short texts including biographical information and quotations from the artists themselves that provide personal insights into their thinking and practice. Complete with resources including a global listing of further artists to watch, this is the definitive book on the outstanding painters of the future.

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Evren Sungur

Working from his native Turkey, artist Evgren Sungur (b. 1980) approaches paintings from a point of view that celebrates austerity and severity. In his work, aggressive color schemes predominate canvases often measuring 200cm or greater, and angular, unsympathetic figures create a jarring sensory overload. Rigidly poised figures first shock the viewer with their often graphically sexual positions. He calls this the 'aesthetics of his generation,' a sensory overload that shocks initially, followed by an irresistible compulsion to return to the depicted scene.
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Exciting news! We have 10 places (plus 1 guest) available to the book launch at Christie's in London on 30/10/14 at 1800!

To secure a place, please RSVP before 1700 on 17/10/14 to info@beerscontemporary.com - the 10 places will be allocated on a first-come, first-served basis, so be quick!
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What did you paint over the weekend? Share your pics below again. Here's what Pi Se No finished last weekend (which we have reposted here because it received the most likes last week). ... See MoreSee Less

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