Here are the artists changing the landscape of the art world this year. Their work will make you think, feel, and pay attention to the world in a new way.
1. Alyssa Monks
There is a beautiful sensuality to Monk’s luscious figurative paintings. Her subjects are often presented with barriers between themselves and the viewer, and are rendered with vibrant color. The presence of water calls to mind ancient symbols of creation, fertility, protection and sexuality.