In the Artnet Gallery Network, our goal is to discover new artists every month. We browse the thousands of talented artists on our website to select a few that we find particularly fascinating right now.
Amid the many new shows opening in November, we’ve selected five artists whose work we think you should know about, exhibited in spaces from Mexico City to Milan. Check them out below.
Pam Evelyn in “Spectacle of a wreck“At Peres Projects, Berlin
Pam Evelyn’s paintings are full of phantom shapes that look at you – and then look again. Something, maybe – or maybe not – just popped up in the corner of your eye. The images are abstract in that Evelyn’s gestures do not form a definitive coherent figure, but if you look closely you can see the shape of a table lamp or perhaps a bent leg. The British artist creates her works without intent; She is interested in the process of revealing what could be. The colorful and often joyful paintings offer clues, but leave the viewer amazed at the possibilities.
Tohko Izumi in “Signals“In the Micheko Gallery, Munich
Up-and-coming artist Toko Izumi practices a traditional Japanese painting style called Nihonga. The term was defined during the Meiji Period (1868-1912) to differentiate itself from Western oil painting and is characterized by the use of Japanese paper or silk with natural materials such as mineral pigments, sumi ink, and glue.
Although Izumi is rooted in these traditional techniques, Her works have a striking depth that is created by painting over, peeling off and scratching the surfaces. Her motifs are heavily influenced by designs, textiles and prints and bring this historical style into an atmospheric, contemporary context.
Maisie Cousins in “Jardín, Cocina, Basura, Cuerpo” at Galeria Hilario Galguera, Mexico City
The London-based photographer Maisie Cousins is presenting her striking images for the first time in Latin America. The simultaneously beautiful and grotesque, oversaturated, shiny pictures of cousins often show snapshots of the body, food and rubbish, and the title of the exhibition means “garden, kitchen, rubbish, body”. Her photographs visually merge the forms of these eternally intertwined ideas and push the boundaries between seduction and repulsion.
Libby Schoettle at West Chelsea Contemporary, New York
Libby Schoettle is better known for her street art alter ego Phoebe New York, who has been pasting her cartoon-like bobbleheads of women over Lower Manhattan for years. In her solo exhibition at West Chelsea Contemporary, Schoettle shows her unique collages, each of which shows a lonely woman strutting against a background in black, red, blue and white.
Louisa Clemens “,Couperpain“In Cassina projects, Milan
First solo exhibition by the German artist Louisa Clement “Counter pain,“At Cassina Projects in Milan transforms the gallery into an eerie, dystopian world through photography, video and installation. A work called representative is an avatar of the artist – an artificial clone that simulates both Clement’s body and personality and that the artist created in collaboration with scientists and a sex doll manufacturer. With its vanishing gap between the real and the artificial, the exhibition explores a strange and seemingly inevitable future shaped by transhumanism.
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