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10 American Artists on the Rise

ByJenevieve Kok
10 American Artists on the Rise

Asymmetry (Pink/Teal) - Ryan Coleman (Available on The Artling)

This week we have put together artworks by 10 American artists on the rise. Their artworks are come in varying types of abstract and geometric forms, conveying their backgrounds and fascinations through captivating colours. These artists have also utilised their experiences in their past careers as inspiration for their paintings and sculptures. Within the dynamic brushstrokes and compositions, they also seek to communicate their passions as well as their fascination with societal issues.

Scroll down to learn more about these 10 American artists on the rise!

Behind the Shadow by Barbara Krupp

'Behind the Shadow' is part of Barbara Krupp's new series “Interconnection”, which was inspired by the interconnectedness of people and events. The Florida-based artist finds the concept most fascinating, especially as information, trade, and communication become stronger with its a growing impact worldwide. 

Composition 23/01 (2019) by Marcel Ceuppens


Composition 23/01 (2019) - Marcel Ceuppens (Available on The Artling)

After studying advertising, Marcel Ceuppens quickly became a successful Art Director working at the most creative advertising agencies before to become a full time artist. In 2010, he began creating economic, highly conceptual digital paintings and has been exhibiting his work since then. His advertising experience is conveyed through his sharp, bold, and bright style, which is highlighted in his geometric print 'Composition 23/01 (2019)'.

Vyana III by Tobias Tovera


Vyana III - Tobias Tovera (Available on The Artling)

Tobias Tovera is an American visual artist whose work explores the intersection of nature, art, and consciousness. He was born in Sacramento and studied at the California College of the Arts and the San Francisco Art Institute. His work has been exhibited in solo and group shows in the United States and Europe and is part of numerous private, public, and corporate collections. Using the concept of time as a foundation, Tobias's studio practice seeks to reveal energy systems, finding new dimensions in his materials as they metamorphose from one form to the next. His work examines opposing elements, such as nature and artifice and chaos and order, to reveal how they interact, transform, or propel each other.

"I want my art to spark connection with nature and through process and alchemy, create a visual form that liberates both an intimate as well as an unknown aspect of the cosmos."

Asymmetry (Pink/Teal) by Ryan Coleman


Asymmetry (Pink/Teal) - Ryan Coleman (Available on The Artling)

Florida-born artist Ryan Coleman work combines gestural drawing and painting with carefully rendered elements inspired by classic animation. Intertwining bold shapes, scribbled gestures, and vivid colour schemes, he reimagines entirely new compositions in his own distinctive form. Ryan specialise in large-scale custom murals in addition to studio work including paintings, drawings, and sculptures.

What I Did In Your Dream, 2019 by Rachel Ostrow


What I Did In Your Dream, 2019 - Rachel Ostrow (Available on The Artling)

Brooklyn-based painter and printmaker Rachel Ostrow  earned a B.A. in Fine Arts from Wesleyan University, a post-baccalaureate degree from the Maryland Institute College of Art, and an M.F.A in painting from Hunter College. Rachels ethereal paintings urge the eye and the mind to wander within space, form, light, and movement. They skirt between abstraction and representation, revelling in the fluidity of visual perception. Indulging in the mystery, uncertainty, and openness of our visual experience, they use abstraction to be suggestive and to engage the viewer's imagination.

The Architecture Of A Panic Attack by Tim Maxwell


The Architecture Of A Panic Attack - Tim Maxwell (Available on The Artling)

Tim Maxwell was born in New Brunswick, New Jersey and lives and works in New York City. He received his BFA from Penn State University in 2002, and an MFA from the School of Visual Arts in New York in 2004. Tim's drawings are influenced by Celtic illuminated manuscripts, medieval depictions of the Last Judgment, geometry, human ornamentation, and the self-help quality of punk and hardcore music. 'The Architecture Of A Panic Attack' was his first drawing where he utilised colour to heighten its emotional impact. Completed in 2020, this was the most challenging composition for the artist to draw due to its many overlapping planes. Its title is suggestive of his ordeal with panic attacks as well as a society confronting an epidemic.

Cayenne II by Tricia Strickfaden

Tricia Strickfaden considers herself as an abstract expressionist modern artist. She worked in interior design industry for many years but did not begin painting until after the birth of her daughter. While working as a designer, she continued to evolve as an artist and build her following. Her background in modern design and interiors is evident in her work with the use of colour inspired by the Californian lifestyle, implementation of organic gestured forms, and modern minimalistic shapes. She works with the push and pull of design elements and layering of colour palettes to keep the work refreshing and real. 

Touch of Neon by Sophie Plimpton


Touch of Neon - Sophie Plimpton (Available on The Artling)

Boston-born artist Sophie Plimpton focuses in collage artworks, integrating photographic images from her own photography as well as fragments from various vintage and new publications. Her use of acrylics, pen and ink, and paper cut-outs evoke playful symmetries with roots in movement, dance and references to both classical and contemporary art.

Etude in C minor, Ocean by Novi Lim


Etude in C minor, Ocean - Novi Lim (Available on The Artling)

Novi Lim is drawn to nature and elements of the botanical, and she translates this inclination into her abstract paintings departing from representational imagery. She finds her artistic creativity fully utilised when she explores the beauty of ambiguity, painting works that are open to interpretation and encouraging imagination in her viewers. 

"Something can either be flower petals, ocean waves, or silky fabric depending on what the viewers want to see."


In You II by Peggy Lee


In You II - Peggy Lee (Available on The Artling)

Peggy Lee is both a full-time artist and an art educator with a multifaceted artistic vision influenced by culture. Her current work reflects the issue of a society that is slowly dissipating into a world of isolation. To the Los Angeles-based artist, the constant obsession with networking online is deterring us from the true values or morality we claim to hold true. Peggy's works can be seen as a huge cobweb in its entirety, mirroring the mechanisms of technology. It represents the need and re-evaluation for tradition, unity, and a love for humanity.

We hope you enjoyed reading about these 10 American artists, and their artistic journeys and influences. On The Artling, we have a wide selection of contemporary artworks that you can browse here. You can also have a look at our specially curated artwork collections here. If you need additional guidance or have specific requirements, you can have a look at our art consultancy services, or chat with our expert curators on any page.

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