- A global, up-to-the-minute survey of painting today
- Features the work of 114 emerging and eminent painters on the international art scene, as nominated by influential critics and curators from around the world
- Almost 500 illustrations demonstrate the myriad ways in which these painters use their chosen medium - on everything from canvas to street kerbs
- Both sourcebook and reference work for art-world professionals and newcomers
Vitamin P is an image-filled book that provides an international overview of the state of painting today. Documenting the most recent concerns, ideas and trends, Vitamin P explores the work of a vibrant new generation that is revitalizing this traditional, but continually updated, medium.
Included are 114 of painting's leading practitioners, who were nominated by esteemed critics, curators and other experts from around the world. Each artist is represented by numerous examples of his or her work, accompanied by an explanatory text and short biography.
Vitamin P illustrates the richness, eclecticism and dynamism of painting today. It is a critical sourcebook and reference work for seasoned art world veterans as well as newcomers to contemporary art. The 114 included artists are Tomma Abts, Franz Ackermann, Nader Ahriman, Haluk Akake, Brian Alfred, Laylah Ali, Kai Althoff, Francis Als, Ghada Amer, Carole Benzaken, Simone Berti, Peter Bonde, Cecily Brown, Glenn Brown, Jane Callister, Merlin Carpenter, Denis Castellas, Angela de la Cruz, John Currin, Stéphane Dafflon, Ian Davenport, Verne Dawson, Gabriele Di Matteo, Ding Yi, Markus Dbeli, Atul Dodiya, Peter Doig, Vladimir Dubossarsky Alexander Vinogradov, Marlene Dumas, Cecilia Edefalk, Gia Edzgveradze, Inka Essenhigh, Pia Fries, Bernard Frize, Ellen Gallagher, Tim Gardner, Andrew Grassie, Joanne Greenbaum, Katharina Grosse, Eberhard Havekost, Dan Hays, Arturo Herrera, Federico Herrero, Hong Seung-Hye, Gary Hume, IRWIN, Sergej Jensen, Yishai Jusidman, Johannes Kahrs, iga Kari, Bhupen Khakhar, Toba Khedoori, Karen Kilimnik, Carla Klein, Michael Krebber, Udomsak Krisanamis, Jim Lambie, Sean Landers, Michael Lin, Tor-Magnus Lundeby, Michel Majerus, Margherita Manzelli, Fabian Marcaccio, Mona Marzouk, Suzanne McClelland, Lucy McKenzie, Julie Mehretu, Beatriz Milhazes, Yan Pei-Ming, Miquel Mont, Sarah Morris, Muntean/Rosenblum, Takashi Murakami, Yoshitomo Nara, Caro Niederer, Manuel Ocampo, Chris Ofili, Laura Owens, Elizabeth Peyton, Richard Phillips, Bernard Piffaretti, Avery Preesman, Monique Prieto, Rob Pruitt, Mantalina Psoma, Chatchai Puipia, Tal R, Michael Raedecker, Neo Rauch, Daniel Richter, Matthew Ritchie, Peter Rostovsky, Murat 350ahinler, Wilhelm Sasnal, Thomas Scheibitz, Adrian Schiess, Daniel Schlier, George Shaw, Gulammohammed Sheikh, Kate Shepherd, James Siena, Dirk Skreber, Miha trukelj, Hiroshi Sugito, Djamel Tatah, Jos Toirac, Fred Tomaselli, John Tremblay, Luc Tuymans, Adriana Varejo, Richard Wright, Yek, Lisa Yuskavage, Zhou Tiehai.