“10 of the Best New Artists at the Untitled Art Fair”
By Andrew M. Goldstein NOV. 30, 2016
Rippled by the ocean wind, the tent of the Untitled Art Fair is packed to the gills with artworks by up-and-coming artists, many of whom are just starting to get a toehold on success—and some of whom seem primed to become sensations. Here are 10 artists that collectors should get to know, fast.
Inspired by the art of Elizabeth Murray and Frank Stella, the Brooklyn-based painter Justine Hill creates vibrant compositions of shaped canvases—the kind of décor-inclined, art-history-sampling work that Untitled excels at. What makes Hill a bit of an update on her aesthetic forebears is her careful, digitally enabled technique: she starts by making a drawing, then cuts sheets of plywood into shapes that match her sketch, then photographs the result so she can test out different painting strategies virtually before actually committing them to the brush. The results, which carry over the appealing cleanliness of their computerized process, have now won her a residency at MASS MoCA.