Author(s): Phaidon Editors
An up-to-the-minute survey of contemporary painting featuring 115 artists from around the world, Vitamin P2 allows the reader to look at the medium in detail, to study painting's unique properties in relation to itself, in relation to contemporary art and in relation to the world at large.
'Painting is a vital part of the art world - the medium continues to be widely celebrated. Vitamin P2 [...] is a colossal overview of 115 painters from 30 countries. ... A refreshing aspect of this publication is the choice to not only include long established painters, but also to include artists who have received critical acclaim within the past give years. ... This book explores recent practice with acumen ... a collection cantered on the idea of new beginnings, and for that reason offers readers a chance to engage in the discourse.' Shirley Stevenson, Aesthetica, December 2011
Barry Schwabsky is a London-based writer. Currently International Reviews Editor at Artforum and Art Critic at The Nation, he has contributed to numerous art publications, including Phaidon's Jessica Stockholder (1995) and Vitamin P (2002), and is the author of The Widening Circle: The Consequences of Modernism in Contemporary Art (1997), as well as several volumes of poetry. He has taught at Yale, New York University and Goldsmiths, among other institutions.