Kathryn MacNaughton: The Best Young Abstract Artists You Should Know About (Architectural Digest)

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Jun 6, 2018 2:10PM

There are so many things you can do with a plain old wall. You can paint it, wallpaper it, cover it up with frames or a big bookshelf. But maybe the best use of an empty wall is to display a really impactful work of art that will instantly add personality to your home. And if choosing a style of art has you indecisive and lost, may we suggest something a bit minimal? Shapely, abstract paintings have always been a sure bet to make a statement on the walls without overwhelming the space. Just take a look at thisRobert Motherwellin Holly Hunt's dining room, or theEllsworth Kelly hanging above Marc Jacobs's mantel. And while it’s not at all a new style of art, there are a bunch of young artists who are making it fresh and relevant all over again. Colors are supersaturated or lines sharp and crisp or shapes odd and wonderful. The beauty of abstract art, besides the bold statement it makes, is that it never goes out of fashion, and the shapes and colors complement any kind of design scheme; so if you invest in one of these works, it can certainly follow you to every future home or be rotated from room to room as needed. Best of all, they’re just really pretty, and we can’t stop staring. Get to know our favorite young abstract artists out there:

Kathryn MacNaughton 'Rise' (2018), Acrylic on Canvas, 122x122cm

Toronto-based artist Kathryn MacNaughtonhas a background in graphic design and illustration, which shines through in her paintings in the best possible way. Her interest in digital design and real forms like the female body and nature make the work abstract but dimensional and familiar. See her latest pieces in London at Beers through July 21st.


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