“La peinture abstraite”
with Artists Name, Artists Name

In practice, what this means is that all nine artists practice a self-consciously mannerist form of abstraction, enamored of incongruities and paradoxes, full of references to both the abstract (and not-so-abstract) painting of the recent past and the more diffuse visual cultures of the present — not only artistic, but commercial, scientific, and so on. The kind of thinking manifest in their works is widespread in today‘s painting, and while the artists included in ‚‘Unnatural Selection‘‘ are not necessarily the best or the best-known representatives of that thinking, they are valid ones.