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
Angela Ferrante (Bari, Italy), Artem Pozdnyakov (Moscow Russia), Mind_Xpansion (Vancouver, Canada) and Herbert Louriero (Maceio, Brazil)
Each day I get an early start with curation by diving into the new art uploads and let me tell you, it’s both exciting and inspiring to see so many active and talented artists in our community. So let’s jump right into some gems that have arrived , check out this selection of hot new works.
Rain Themed Images
Throughout the last week of viewing thousands of art uploads I tent to notice an uptick in art featuring specific topics. This month there’s definitely a solid stream of artwork featuring rain – hey it’s those April Showers! Check out a few selections of this trend composed of different artists giving their take on the seasonal downpours that come with the month before the clouds break and the sun tempts those flowers to bloom.
Through the Lens
This Week in Photography
Photographers have taken the cue from the sprinkles and showers to capture moments featuring that mobile dome of dryness, the umbrella.
Collage artist Nazaro Graziano | Monza, Italy
What I’m really enjoying about collage artist Nazaro’s work is the balance of the everyday elements blended seamlessly to create a dreamlike quality with a subliminally dangerous or subversive edge. Then the artist creates custom typography or hand picks lettering that pairs so deftly with the imagery. That’s the kind of energy that tickles my imagination and keeps me wondering what is really going on there and how the artist comes up with ideas. Very much looking forward to seeing more from him in the future!
Peachy + Orange
This particular sweet fruit blend is a trending color story that’s been building steam as of late. These artists are leaning toward a brighter color palette that focuses on a lovely blend of sweet and citrus.
About the Curator
Hello there art friends. My name is Nathan Spoor, Head of Curation at Society6. I’ve got over 25 years as an art curator for galleries and museums, written for several prominent art publications and published three books on contemporary art. As an artist I’m one of you, a painter and one of the first group of artists that took the plunge and joined Society6 in 2009. As the full time S6 curator since 2015 I’m 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.
Every 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, and each week I’m going to bring it to you on the Curator’s Digest.