Vitamin P2: New Perspectives in Painting

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The first volume of Vitamin P, published in 2002, inaugurated a vibrant period for painting. Since its publication, a whole new generation of painters has emerged, some inspired by the artists who appeared in that book, others taking cues from new sources. Vitamin P2: New Perspectives in Painting introduces this new wave of painters to the world.

The vast medium of painting continues to be a central pillar of artistic practice, and Vitamin P2 presents the outstanding artists who...

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Overview

The first volume of Vitamin P, published in 2002, inaugurated a vibrant period for painting. Since its publication, a whole new generation of painters has emerged, some inspired by the artists who appeared in that book, others taking cues from new sources. Vitamin P2: New Perspectives in Painting introduces this new wave of painters to the world.

The vast medium of painting continues to be a central pillar of artistic practice, and Vitamin P2 presents the outstanding artists who are currently engaging with and pushing the boundaries of the medium. Over 80 international critics, artists and curators have nominated the 115 artists who have made a fresh, unique or innovative contribution to recent painting. All of the artists in Vitamin P2 have recently emerged onto the international scene, and none appeared in the first Vitamin P.

An introduction by Barry Schwabsky, who also wrote the introduction for Vitamin P, provides a broad overview of recent developments in the medium while also looking towards its future.

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Editorial Reviews

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"Leading critics, curators, and academics profile the latest contemporary painters making a splash in an up-to-the-minute overview."- C Magazine

Compiled with the nominations of curators, critics, and art historians, the book is a must-read for any art lover."- ELLE.com

From the Publisher
"Leading critics, curators, and academics profile the latest contemporary painters making a splash in an up-to-the-minute overview."- C Magazine

Compiled with the nominations of curators, critics, and art historians, the book is a must-read for any art lover."- ELLE.com

Library Journal
Refreshingly and perhaps surprisingly, this international survey of contemporary painting, a follow-up to Vitamin P, never asserts that the 115 painters included are the best or most interesting. Instead, as Barry Schwabsky (art critic, The Nation) writes in his introduction, here is "an overview that never claim[s] to be a canon…merely a collection of painters that some people knowledgeable about the field considered interesting." Schwabsky calls it a crowd-sourced approach, although here the crowd is not random but rather a distinguished group of 40 curators from institutions around the world. The format suggests a broad landscape that readers may browse at leisure. The artists chosen all received either their first attention or renewed attention in the past five years. The works themselves are exceptionally diverse—in imagery, method, and materials. The layout is a two-page spread, with brief essays and several color plates for each artist. The essays concisely explore application of materials, choice of imagery, and artists' biographies. VERDICT This is an excellent choice for students of painting and for those interested in how contemporary painters pursue their craft.—Michael Dashkin, Ernst & Young Lib., New York
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780714861609
  • Publisher: Phaidon Press
  • Publication date: 10/24/2011
  • Pages: 352
  • Sales rank: 287,023
  • Product dimensions: 10.20 (w) x 11.70 (h) x 1.60 (d)

Meet the Author

Barry Schwabskyis a London-based writer. Currently International Reviews Editor at Artforum and Art Critic at The Nation, he has contributed to numerous art publications, including Phaidon's Jessica Stockholder (1995) and Vitamin P (2002), and is the author of The Widening Circle: The Consequences of Modernism in Contemporary Art (1997), as well as several volumes of poetry. He has taught at Yale, New York University and Goldsmiths, among other institutions.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 26, 2011

    A Painters Delight - A must add for your library

    Being an artist, and an avid book collector, prompted me to ore-order this gem months ago. A great collection of contemporary painters, from all around the lands, without it being bogged down with the already championed paint celebrities. After tabbing off the paintings, and painters, that spoke to me, I have been researching and delving further into particular painters works and feasting upon a vast new entree of inspiration. Easy to follow, with insightful biographies and current commentaries, this book is a great compliment to PHAIDON's Vitamin series.
    Jon D. Morris , 2011

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