Today, "youth" is a highly subjective topic. Obviously we can all be "young at heart," but for our purposes of presenting a new generation of painters, young means under-40.

Curated by Arrested Motion, this list suggests the breadth of contemporary painting and introduces artists who are making a proper mark on the current art scene. These are artists who bring a myriad of visual culture influences to their fine art practice. Some honed their skills on the street, others by dreaming up comic book covers. A few are already immediately recognizable, and all are well on their way to becoming household names.

25 Young Painters You Need To Know.