The Most Important Artists of 2013 (So Far)

11. Richard Mosse

Exhibitions: The Enclave at the Venice Biennale 2013 (The Irish Pavilion)

Richard Mosse has been documenting the Congo in his captivating infrared style for a long time, but the premiere of The Enclave film at the Venice Biennale's Irish Pavilion, using a discontinued Kodak infrared film called Aerochrome (originally used by the U.S. military during the Vietnam War), struck people in a way that's brought much-needed attention to these pieces.

He continues to show the war-torn region in a way that exposes "the impossible image," in addition to what we overlook in our surroundings. Yes, Rick Ross was smart to invest in a Mosse photograph at last year's Art Basel Miami Beach, and thankfully the arrival of The Enclave reminded everyone why Mosse's work deserves to be admired and analyzed. -Cedar Pasori

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