Nina Chanel Abney
Brooklyn Museum, Brooklyn, NY
Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington D.C.
Young American artist Nina Chanel Abney's brightly coloured canvases reassert the potential of figure painting in contemporary art.
Abney's figures often have a cartoon-like appearance and frequently seem to be frozen in various stages of bodily-transformations. She tackles complex issues including race and gender through a combination of autobiography, pop reference and storytelling.
Courtesy of Phaidon.