Emerging Figurative Painting

“One of the exciting reasons to paint the figure in 2019 is the expansion of whose images are being depicted and seen,” Los Angeles-based artist Jesse Mockrin once said. From Louis Fratino to Grace Weaver, many of today’s leading emerging talents dedicate themselves to representational art, uncovering the people, places, things, and ideas that have been historically overlooked in painting. Below, discover figurative paintings by up-and-coming artists who have achieved art-world acclaim through group shows at prominent institutions, representation by influential young galleries, reviews by major art publications, or inclusion in international biennials.

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