Global Artists

Nowhere is Atlanta’s worldwide status more apparent compared to its art scene, whose youthful, culturally

hyphenated creatives make use of a visual language that moves beyond national borders.

Alex Kvares

You do not develop in preglasnost Ukraine without developing some cynicism. So that as a Russian Jew born to artist parents who have been at some point ostracized for his or her need to defect towards the West, Kvares, now thirty-six, inherited a heaping helping from the fatalistic “Russian soul.” Kvares’s obsessively detailed, frequently grotesque sketches on topics from teenage alienation towards the dissipation from the Ussr suggest sixties psychedelia entered with Hieronymous Bosch. See his operate in New American Works of art #94 (2011).

Gyun Hur

Taegu, Korea, native Gyun Hur frequently brings her heritage to deal with on her behalf superbly contemplative,

color-drenched installation art, which earned a $50,000 prize awarded through the Hudgens Center for that Arts last fall. For any project at Lenox Square, Hur, twenty-eight, and her parents-who frequently take part in her art-making-spent eleven days layering rows of shredded artificial flowers right into a 16-by-thirty-feet approximation of Hur’s mother’s Korean wedding blanket. In December, see her work on Duluth’s Hudgens Center.

Lucha Rodriguez

If you notice a lady outfitted in Pepto-Bismol shades riding a Barbie dolls-pink bicycle, you’ve most likely spotted this Venezuelan artist. Rodriguez, twenty-six, attached to the color pink growing up and it has put it on every single day since. It’s a significant element of her delicate, lacelike paper and plastic cutouts that Rodriguez states reference the glimpses her surgeon father gave her into his realm of vibrant pink innards. Champion of the year’s Forward Arts Foundation Emerging Artist Award, her jobs are now in the Swan Coach House Gallery (8/11-9/24).

Xie Caomin

This Shanghai-born painter is presently commanding center stage in the Museum of recent Art of Georgia having a solo show of his astoundingly transportive, exquisitely detailed works of art affected by the artist’s study of Buddhism and also the anxiety of just living inside a publish-9/11 age. The thirty-six-year-old painter, who teaches at Clayton Condition College, states probably the most American factor about him is his liking for cowboy boots. “I always put on them.” Caomin’s jobs are in view at MOCA GA (through 8/13).

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