288 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 33 cm
9780500239230 , 0500239231
"330 illustrations, 320 in color."
Includes bibliographical references (pages 284-285).
"Painting is enjoying a remarkable creative renaissance in the twenty-first century, with many of the world's leading artists now working in this most enduring and seductive of media. This book is the culmination of a new project, initiated by curator Kurt Beers and Thames & Hudson, to find the 100 most exciting painters at work today. This major publication introduces and presents the work from a global cast of painters selected by an international panel featuring some of the most prominent names in contemporary art. The resulting volume offers an intelligent snapshot of the best new talent in painting from across the world, gathered through an open call for submissions that drew over 4,300 applications. Open to any artist using paint as their primary medium, the submissions guidelines specified no age limit, but each of the selected artists has gained professional recognition in the last five years through their education, gallery representation, or in the production of a significant body of work. In addition, more than 100 of the world's leading art schools were directly invited to participate, nominating recent graduates to submit their applications. The book presents high-quality images of the rising stars work, along with essential biographic information and quotations from the artists."