Each week, as head of curation, I have the pleasure of exploring the treasure trove of uploads from Society6 artists to find the very best from around the community.
In this digest, allow me to do the discovering for you by highlighting new trends and rising artists that have caught my eye.
Artists to Watch
Here is a group of artists who are new to Society6 and doing some amazing work. It’s both exciting and inspiring to see so many active and talented artists joining our community each week. Let’s meet some!
Rick G (Durham, North Carolina)
Earth, Etc. (Portland, Oregon)
Niege Borges (Brooklyn, New York)
Shadrah Sah (Bangalore, India)
robertaforty (Buenos Aires, Argentina)
Gia Kanani (Austin, Texas)
Through the Lens
This Week in Photography
There’s an interesting development with photographers embracing romantic floral stills. Within these artistic floral gestures, there’s something bold yet delicate about them—even meditative. The end results of these photos are a pleasure to experience.
Artists have been cultivating a development of vivid imagery featuring bold colors and eyes. They speak to me on a number of levels; visually, they’re energetic and engaging. But also, they make a grander statement about vision, sight, and perhaps even how we view different worlds within our imagination.
Shapes. Colors. Energy. These free form, jazz-adjacent abstract works function not only as well-honed art pieces, but also as great accents, anchoring a room with sophistication. Plus, they’re great conversation starters.
This is a fun and powerful accent color. Bubblegum pink is a blend of dusty rose, bashful innocence, and a spark of youthful energy. The vivid hue makes a great feature statement within an art piece, and it can also add a perfect pop of needed color to an underwhelming room.
Brian An Phan | Los Angeles, California
The surreal works of Brian An Phan strike a specific and consistent note upon viewing. Each of Brian’s digital works gives us a glimpse into a story of solitude and mystery, creating a portal into a world of quiet introspection.
About the Curator
Hello there art friends. My name is Nathan Spoor, Head of Curation at Society6. I have over 25 years of experience as an art curator for galleries and museums, I’ve written for several prominent art publications and published three books on contemporary art. I’m also a painter and a member of one of the first groups of artists that took the plunge and joined Society6 in 2009. Since 2015, I’ve been the full-time Society6 curator, continuously thrilled to be on the forefront of surfacing so much amazing work, sharing rising artists, trending themes and color stories that spark inspiration and fuel the imagination.
Each day I dive into a sea of new art uploads on Society6, surrounded by a virtual treasure trove of artists from around the world sharing their original works paintings, photographs, illustrations and designs.