George's Picks


KAWS

Love him or hate him, KAWS is a generational artist. Brian (Donnelly)’s ability to blend pop appropriation with abstraction makes his works immediately iconic and identifiable all while speaking to the media and visually consumable culture we live in today. The MBF (man’s best friend) appropriation of the Peanuts series is one of the best examples of this.

Josh Smith

Smith is a fascinating artist. Having been classically trained in figuration and landscape painting, then working for Christopher Wool, Smith’s works seamlessly blend classic ability with brush and color and the quick brashness of a more graffiti-inspired abstraction. Smith first became noticed for his signature paintings of his name. Later, adopting his tag Josh Fish, the Fish works are a figurative extension of the idea of the artist signature as self portrait.

Gene Davis

I’m constantly amazed how good Davis works look in almost any setting. Another reason the DC school needs more attention.

Thomas Bayrle

I’ve always loved Bayrle, and his work is so influential to a new generation of artist’s. Bayrle’s part of the Tate exhibition ‘When The World Goes Pop’ was a strong statement that this artist deserves a bigger spotlight.

Walter Price

A young artist from Macon Georgia whose favorite artist is Martin Kippenberger (so I’ve been told). I find the forms and figures created in Price’s work so interesting, no matter the scale of the work.

Rudolf Stingel

I love Stingel’s work on paper. In these pieces you get a real feel for the artist’s concept and process. Elegant and a perfect work for lovers of abstraction and minimalism.