8 Young Artists Twentysomethings Should Invest in Right Now

8 Young Artists Twentysomethings Should Invest in Right Now
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If you’re a twentysomething, you’ve probably reached that point in life when you’re ready to (literally) kick the futon and Ikea dresser to the curb, but you’re not exactly in a place to start investing in antiques and original oil paintings.

How to bridge the gap between a home that is purely functional and majorly stylish? Once you’ve upgraded the sofa, picked out your first real mattress, and maybe even painted a wall or two, it’s time to think about hanging things on your walls, which most experts say is what really makes a house feel like a home.

We’re not talking about a framed Endless Summer print; we mean original pieces by young, up-and-coming creatives that express your unique sense of style. For some informed recommendations, we turned to Manhattan-based Uprise Art, a company founded by Whitney Shaw and Tze Chun to provide young collectors with aspirational yet accessible artwork (they even offer monthly payment plans and free consultation services).

Here, the ladies share their top picks from eight emerging artists. There’s something for every type of art personality—from modish Warhol lovers to romantic Monet mavens and everyone in between.

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Emily Rickard
This L.A.-based painter's works are as joyful as they are free-form, mixing hues and shapes to calmingly abstract effect.

Emily Rickard Along the Coast, $670; at Uprise Art

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Chad Kouri
Sporting clean composition and craft-like technique, Kouri's collages use vintage and found paper to create primary color arrangements that reference still life and puzzle-like relationships between figures.

Chad Kouri A Los Angeles Sunset on a Minnesota Day, $375; at Uprise Art

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Erin Lynn Welsh
Based on photos from her Polaroid camera, Welsh's abstract floral paintings depict various American landscapes, such as California’s Joshua Tree National Park, from a fresh, painterly perspective.

Erin Lynn Welsh Clementine, price upon request; at Uprise Art

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Ray Geary
While he's best known for his cast-resin sculptures, Geary also creates equally noteworthy paintings featuring primary colors with pops of neon and the occasional smiley face for a bit of irreverence.

Ray Geary 4 Faces 1 Smiley Face, $310; at Uprise Art

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Kate Roebuck
Sleek and no-fuss, Roebuck's black-and-white renderings of nature honor the simplicity of line and form.

Kate Roebuck Sassafras One, $410; at Uprise Art

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Luckey Remington
At once streamlined and colorblocked, Remington's cut paper works are beautifully articulated studies on repetitive shapes in breezy pastels.

Luckey Remington Inverted Arches in Four Colors, $2,350; at Uprise Art

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Will Hutnick
If you’re drawn to spontaneous mark-making and colorful graphicism, you'll adore this Brooklyn-based painter. Hutnick utilizes spontaneous processes and unlikely mediums like spray paint and artist tape to create his wildly vibrant compositions.

Will Hutnick Boot Camp Space Suit, $1,500; at Uprise Art

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Zoe Pawlak
Working primarily in silver and gold tones, this Montreal-based artist's fluid, serene figure drawings are subtle studies of the female form.

Zoe Pawlak Buying Time, $1,000; at Uprise Art

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