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 is the result of a major new project to find the 100 most exciting, up-and-coming painters at work today.

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 100 chosen artists, selected from more than 4,300 entrants, come from over 37 countries.Entries were judged 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.


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Food, sleep, sex - some of our most fundamental human needs and desires. Though the gloss of civilization has tempered our animalistic urges, they still lie within us undamaged. In the work of Brooklyn-based Japanese artist Akira Ikezoe (b. 1979), the questionable authority of civilization is constantly challenged; War at the Zoo, or The Olympics seem to glorify the decadence of society, violence, and the carnal urges of humanity. ... See MoreSee Less

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The large-scale works of German artist Alexander Gutsche (b. 1970), who studied alongside Neo Rauch, Tim Eitel, Matthias Weischer and David Schnell in Leipzig, display an uncanny, magic realist tendency. However, where many of his predecessors and peers favoured a fantastical painting style, Gutsche renders his pieces with unnerving hyperrealism. ... See MoreSee Less

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Peter Linde-Busk's works are strongly psychological and even autobiographical; for Linde-Busk, who considers many to be self-portraits, the works are strangely affirmative. They offer avenues for escape when, 'having liberated themselves, these monarchs have nowhere to go but down;' perhaps as an ode to the liberating potential of catastrophe, both inside the studio and out. ... See MoreSee Less

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