6 EMERGING ARTISTS TO WATCH DURING ART BASEL MIAMI BEACH THIS WEEK
By Henri Neuendorf
At just 28 years old, Jonathan Lyndon Chase is already a star. The Philadelphia-based painter thoughtfully engages with issues of race, gender, and sexuality in inventive mixed-media works, rooted in his identity as a queer black man in America.
The candor and vulnerability displayed in Chase’s paintings has resonated with collectors, as back-to-back sold-out shows at New York’s Company Gallery in March and Los Angeles’s Kohn Gallery in June attest. In Miami, the young artist will present new large-scale works made during his time at the prestigious Rubell Collection Residency as part of the Rubells’ annual “New Acquisitions” exhibition, which opens in Miami in conjunction with Art Basel Miami Beach this week. He was also included in “Punch,” an exhibition at Deitch Projects in New York curated by fellow buzzy artist Nina Chanel Abney, earlier this fall.