Arty Friday 2021: 10 Young Painters You’ve Been Waiting to Discover

Arty Friday collection of young painters
Works selected for the Arty Friday painting collection

Say goodbye to Black Friday and hello to Arty Friday! This year, Artsper teamed up with MTArt and Marine Tanguy to bring you a better version of Black Friday: Arty Friday. We curated 10 daily favorite works, made by 10 emerging artists within a chosen medium. Today, explore our 10 picks in painting and if you see something you like, use code ARTYFRIDAY21 through Monday, November 29th, 2021 to enjoy 5% off these works by young painters and all other orders.

The artists selected for this collection are among our favorites, not only for their immense talents but for their alignment with Artsper and MTArt’s shared values of inclusivity and passion. Keep reading to discover our top 10 painters…

1. Johanna Tordjman

Johanna Tordjman’s vulnerable portraits are explorations of quarantine. Fall in love with her quiet and powerful style as she pairs hyperrealistic paintings with the Google street view of where the subject was painted.

Johanna Tordjman, Faid, 2020, available on Artsper
Johanna Tordjman, Faid, 2020, available on Artsper

2. Zahra Holm

Holm creates beautiful anthropomorphic abstract paintings. Prepare to get lost in the muted color palettes of her works.

young painter Zahra Holm, Alive I, 2021, available on Artsper
Zahra Holm, Alive I, 2021, available on Artsper

3. Alireza Shojaian

These works were made for fans of rich color. Shojaian’s portraits give viewers an intimate glimpse into seemingly deeply private moments of the subjects.

Alireza Shojaian, Blossom at the mention of your name, 2020, available on Artsper
Alireza Shojaian, Blossom at the mention of your name, 2020, available on Artsper

4. Andrea Tyrimos

The hyperrealistic-yet-unfinished works of Tyrimos are stunning commentaries on our minds and mental illness. Be sure to experience her works in the MTArt gallery (along with those of other young painters) because they often come accompanied with an audio element, too.

young painter Andrea Tyrimos, Someone Else, Somewhere Different, 2016, available on Artsper
Andrea Tyrimos, Someone Else, Somewhere Different, 2016, available on Artsper

5. Hazel Miller

In creating her stunning portraits, Miller explores womanhood and selfhood with nods to older art history greats. Uncover the stories behind her faceless portraits.

young painter Hazel Miller, The Wedding, 2020, available on Artsper
Hazel Miller, The Wedding, 2020, available on Artsper

6. Sebastian Villabona

Inspired by Brutalism and with moments of graffiti-like effects, the work of Villabona is as complex as it is simple. Create your own narrative with these Deconstructivist works.

young painter sebastian villabona
Sebastian Villabona, Portal Patterns 1, 2021, available on Artsper

7. Mathilde Polidori

At first glance, Mathilde Polidori’s contour portraits seem uncomplicated, but it’s quite the opposite. The artist’s clear understanding and manipulation of light and shadows makes her portraits shine, not to mention her exemplary use of primary colors.

polidori two faces painting
Mathilde Polidori, Regards croisés, 2021, available on Artsper

8. Tiffany Bouelle

Bouelle expertly uses geometric shapes to create unique abstract portraits. Dive into the ingenious line work of her and other young painters while simultaneously appreciating her bold color choices.

young painter Tiffany Bouelle abstract work
Tiffany Bouelle, Blue Portrait Olivier, 2021, available on Artsper

9. Yanin Ruibal

Explore the surrealist worlds of Ruibal. With nods to the likes of Salvador Dalí, these paintings will twist your mind and delight your eyes.

young painter Yanin Ruibal surrealist painting
Yanin Ruibal, New Reality, 2021, available on Artsper

10. Jessica Illacuci

As if staring into a paint can, Illacuci’s abstract works seem to move and mix in front of your eyes. With nods to early street art and abstractions, her works are mesmerizing.

jessica illacuci abstract work
Jessica Illacuci, In Between, 2020, available on Artsper

Have a relaxing Black Friday and spend your weekend immersed in art. Keep an eye out for the next 10 artists tomorrow and until then, explore exhibitions you need to see before the end of 2021, as well as the rest of the Artsper x MTArt collection here.

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