In this weekly series, Artsy’s Curatorial team offers a look at the artworks that are currently gaining traction among collectors on Artsy. Looking at our internal data, we offer a selection of works that Artsy members are engaging with through inquiries, bids, page views, and saves. Ranging from large paintings by rising young talents to works on paper by established artists, the following pieces are culled from recent online auctions and art fairs hosted on Artsy, as well as exhibitions and works added by our gallery partners.
Kara Joslyn, Midnight in a Perfect World (2019)
Midnight in a Perfect World, 2019
Joslyn pushes the boundaries of figuration by incorporating uncommon materials such as car paint and polymer into her work. This painting was another standout in The Hole’s Black Lives Matter fundraiser on Artsy. As Alina Cohen wrote in Artsy Editorial last year, Joslyn’s work “creates dimensionality while referencing sculpture, photography, craft and art history—all on a single canvas.” The artist is represented by M+B gallery in Los Angeles.
Genieve Figgis, Pink Sky (2015)
Pink Sky, 2015
This piece is part of a limited-edition set by rising star Genieve Figgis that was recently uploaded to Artsy by Kunzt Gallery. The Irish artist—whose works have sold above estimate at Christie’s, Sotheby’s, and Phillips—has rapidly gained traction this year. Figgis mainly works in oil or acrylic, creating intimate pieces that initially draw up ideas of luxury and leisure throughout history. But upon closer inspection, her faceless figures and loose forms reveal a certain vulnerability as they blend with their lush backgrounds…………..