Drawing is one of the most immediate art processes, and it’s also one of the oldest. Today’s posts feature 10 drawing artists that are on the rise and making a big impact in the area, right now. Discover how this form of art allows artists to understand the world and process emotions!
Bhagyashree Suthar went to art school in the Indian state of Gujarat, where the drawing artist is still based. Her meticulously detailed works are made mostly with kite paper or Rajasthani wasli paper, ink, and beeswax, present fantastical Utopian worlds, and show how the artist is Profoundly inspired by architecture as well as the naturally occurring geometric patterns in nature.
Christina Quarles’s unique gestural paintings and drawings flutter somewhere between abstraction and figuration and express themes of racial and sexual identities. This drawing artist attempts to shake off any preconceived assumptions the viewer may have.
Edouard Baribeaud creates mysterious interiors and portraits deeply connected to the history of European art and culture with a distinct children’s storybook-like aesthetic.
Jessie Mackinson‘s drawings and paintings are usually fantastic surrealist works, colorful, full of characters, myths, mood, and surreal curiosities. The London drawing artist is presented at Francois Ghebaly in Los Angeles and Lyles & King in New York.
The rising French-born drawing artist uses dry pastels on Japanese paper to sketch vignettes from everyday life, representing beauty and emotion even in the most ordinary of things. Based in London, Jacotey has recently had exhibitions at Hannah Barry Gallery, as well as at the Ballon Rouge Collective in Brussels and the Drawing Room in London.
Milano Chow’s artworks of imaginary neoclassical buildings and interiors recall fil stills and stage sets of a past era. Masterful graphite lines create great architecture and ornament public and private spaces.
Otobong Nkanga, born in Nigeria and now based in Antwerp, the drawing artist examines colonialism and the complex relationship between Africa and the West. Her impactful works highlight how minerals are transported through global economies to become objects of consumerist desire.
Pamela Phatsimo Sunstrum
The next drawing artist, Pamela Phatsimo Sunstrum, was born in Mochudi, Botswana, and currently lives and works between Johannesburg, South Africa, and Ontario, Canada. Her works are fluidity and graceful.
The Brazilian artist began his career by writing, short stories, novels, and poems. The drawing artist even founded the independent press Edições Vira-lata. Drawing came after, and now, it’s his colorful and kaleidoscopic drawings that are making an impact in the artistic world.
Toyin Ojih Odutola
Toyin Ojih Odutola is one of the most inspiring artists nowadays. Her portrays are drawn with ink, pastel, and charcoal. The drawing artist has an exhibition in 2017 at New York’s Whitney Museum of American Art, and last year she had a powerful show at Jack Shainman Gallery.