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The New Abstractionist: Matt Connors

New York-based abstract painter Matt Connors is an up-and-coming art world star, whose minimalist work evokes and recalls the color-field artistry of such 20th-century past masters as Hans Hoffman, Mark Rothko, Barnett Newman, Helen Frankenthaler, Ray Parker, John Hoyland and Jack Bush. Connors' use of large blocks of solid color produces a refreshing boldness and an immediacy in his work that leaves a jarring yet familiar impression on viewers.

Emerging New Voice: Daniel Magariel

Every so often, a new author makes such a profound impact with their debut work that critics and readers can’t help but sit up and pay attention as it becomes clear that a major new talent has emerged on the literary scene. In 2017, writer Daniel Magariel was just such a talent, debuting his short novel One of the Boys early in the year to near-universal critical acclaim. The book has since won an Amazon Best Book award and was a Book Review Editors’ Choice of the New York Times.

The New Abstractionist: Matt Connors

New York-based abstract painter Matt Connors is an up-and-coming art world star whose minimalist work evokes and recalls the color-field artistry of such 20th-century past masters as Hans Hoffman, Mark Rothko, Barnett Newman, Helen Frankenthaler, Ray Parker, John Hoyland and Jack Bush.

Clever Innovator: Frank Stella

In the world of American art, Frank Stella remains one of the most significant living American artists because of his perennial insistence on emphasizing his artworks as objects unto themselves, rather than as representations of any specific subject matter.