THE NEXT GENERATION - Limited-edition contemporary painting
Despite being one of the oldest art forms in history, today’s painters are still finding more ways to innovate and inspire than ever before: discover this new generation of painters at LUMAS. Their output has helped to shape the contemporary art world - and now their works are finally available to the wider public as limited-edition print runs.
A virtuoso illustrator and visual storyteller, Olaf Hajek is renowned for his mastery of color. His series “Flowerheads” is rich with artistic detail and flair. Hajek uses bright, saturated colors to craft beautiful tableaus, depicting bountiful floral worlds carefully balanced on the heads of his female subjects. These ambiguous figures immediately spark curiosity and imagination in the viewer. Throughout his works, Hajek combines still life and portraiture to create something entirely new.
Edward B. Gordon
Edward B. Gordon is an expert observer of city life. His expansive oil paintings of everyday scenes reveal hidden depths in our surroundings. The Berlin and London-based painter enlivens these familiar settings with stark contrasts, emotive uses of color and poetic compositions.
The Belgian painter Hugo Pondz conjures up tantalizing daydreams with his art, suffused with warmth and vitality. His works often feature deep blue tones, chiaroscuro and minimalist figures lost in thought. In this way, Pondz pays homage to, and reinterprets, his legendary forebears such as Caspar David Friedrich.
Eunjung Seo - Zimmermann
Eunjung Seo-Zimmerman is a painter of hyperrealist masterpieces. At first glance, her works could be photographs – it’s only by looking closer that you begin to appreciate the masterful painting technique at play. The artist creates breathtaking scenes, vividly capturing the expansive beauty of our oceans.
Leila Rose Fanner
Drawing inspiration from both Art Nouveau and the wildlife and landscapes of her native South Africa, Leila Rose Fanner conjures up a transcendent mood in her art. Surrounded by Klimt-like iridescence and richly-colored abstract symbolism, Fanner’s bold female subjects harmonize organically with their vibrant backgrounds.
Mr. Pinkbrush consistently upends the conventions of painting in his street-art inspired works. A central theme throughout his oeuvre is the subversive reinterpretation of pop-culture icons: he has depicted Albert Einstein as a graffiti artist, and the Beatles suit-wearing monkeys. Having studied design, Mr. Pinkbrush has perfected his technique of merging elements from traditional portraiture and graffiti art to create entirely unique artworks.
The dot paintings of Richard Brandão encourage the viewer to try new ways of seeing the world. His works are a literal reminder of the ability of disparate elements to form a harmonious whole. Viewed close up, the dots appear to be purely abstract circles of color – it’s only by taking a few steps back that portraits of pop-culture icons reveal themselves.
Pezhman uses photography as a starting point to craft multi-disciplinary, genre-defying works of art. The artist’s creative process incorporates a variety of steps and materials, from oil paints to resins, waxes and diamond dust. The resulting works have a noticeable surface structure, and lie somewhere between photography and painting, realism and abstraction.
The Korean artist and professor Kwangho Lee is renowned as one of the leading contemporary hyperrealist painters. He creates minutely rendered paintings of plants, adding a human element to his natural subject matter.
The Texan painter Erin Cone is a multi-award-winning artist. Critics have lauded her innovative reinterpretations of traditional motifs and figures as well as her unique slant on realist art styles. Typified by dramatic contrasts and a limited color palette, Cone’s works blur the line between realistic portraiture and stylized graphics.
Orlanda Broom captures the diverse beauty of our natural world in her dreamlike tropical tableaus, brought to life through the trademark depth of her painting style. To achieve this effect, Broom applies overlapping layers of paint and glaze before applying subtle touches of glitter dust to give her compositions a magical aura. The overall effect is like looking through a window onto a scene of natural beauty, one which must be protected and treasured.
The works of Boglárka Nagy are alive with color and feeling. The artist creates vivid paintings that draw the viewer out of their everyday surroundings and into vibrant new worlds. One of Hungary’s most successful contemporary artists, Nagy has received several awards including the Gundel Prize.