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7 Top Art Influencers

BY The Editors | January 18, 2017 | Feature Features National

Artists on the next generation and more!
FLOWER POWER “Wild Stems,” $2,600, by Carlyn Janus at Art Post Gallery, Northbrook

North Shore gallerists recommend a trio with talent.

BERND HAUSSMANN The East Coast artist describes his work as “environmental art,” and a representation of his concern for the natural world. Haussmann’s paintings are often saturated with colors found in nature and are built up using a combination of mediums and textures. “The process requires a combination of precision and spontaneity, and the end result is beautiful,” says gallery owner Anne Loucks. 309 Park Ave., Glencoe, 847.835.8500

CARLYN JANUS A Chicago native, Janus’ abstract landscapes echo her childhood spent playing along the Lake Michigan shoreline. “Clients comment that they would love to walk right into her calm, lush canvases,” says Art Post Gallery owner Chris Bates. On the other end of the spectrum, Janus’ black-and-white acrylic artwork draws viewers in with a bold pop; it’s a favorite among interior designers. 984 Willow Road, Northbrook, 847.272.7659

JEROEN NELEMANS Hailing from the Netherlands, Nelemans’ enthusiasm for contemporary art has taken him on an artistic journey, which landed him in Chicago. At Platform in Evanston, gallery co-founder Maggie Meiners says his work sits as easily in the home as it does in her exhibition space. His use of light and luminescence as subject matter makes his images visually captivating even to those without an art background. 904 Sherman Ave., Evanston

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