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Raffi Kalenderian | Artnet News

Leslie and Sharkey, 2023, Oil on linen, 98 x 70 inches

5 Trending Artists Grabbing the Attention of the Artnet Gallery Network This August

These artists, hailing from Israel to Mexico, are garnering attention this month.

Artnet Gallery Network | 4 August 2023

On the Artnet Gallery Network, there are always new galleries and artists to discover. You can easily explore thousands of galleries and their art, artists, and exhibitions from around the world and either find exactly what you are looking for or be surprised by something new all from your computer.

Here, we’ve collected five artists represented by galleries featured on the Artnet Gallery Network that have caught our eye this summer—hailing from Senegal to the United States, Mexico to Israel. And this is only a small selection of the immensely diverse range of thousands of artists and galleries that can be found through a few simple clicks on the Artnet Gallery Network. And be sure to keep an eye out for our next top five artists to watch, as we are always on the lookout for intriguing and interesting artists and exhibitions.

Raffi Kalenderian at Miles McEnery Gallery

Originally from Los Angeles, Raffi Kalenderian (b. 1981) is recognized for his technicolor paintings that contain a signature blend of art history, pop culture, and autobiography. Using figurative and painterly techniques, as well as a vivid palette, Kalenderian’s compositions invite viewers to engage with both the formal as well as narrative elements of the work and to find the emotional heart of the work. “I love when something hits this discord, like throwing a wrench in a piano,” the artist said. Kalenderian was recently featured at Miles McEnery Gallery in New York in the solo show “CALL THE CURTAIN/RAISE THE ROOF/SPIRITS ON TONIGHT,” which was accompanied by a fully illustrated publication with text by Barbara A. McAdam.

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