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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.

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A New American Design Hero: Michael DiTullo

Multitalented and multidisciplinary designer Michael DiTullo has conceived innumerable products from footwear to automobiles to razors to speakers. But for DiTullo, everything starts with a simple sketch on a sheet of paper that he uses to rapidly communicate an idea, usually to a client or a manufacturer. From a sketch, a manager or business person can quickly grasp what DiTullo has in mind from a design standpoint, what it would take to produce such an item and possibly what the manufacturing costs and/or potential production obstacles might be.

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.