Maria Lankina featured in "20 Artists You Might Like If You Like Basquiat" in Complex Art + Design at www.complex.com
Excerpt from original feature : "Though the legendary Jean-Michel Basquiat is no longer with us, there are many artists who follow in his footsteps, painting in a similar neo-expressionist style. The style was most popular when Basquiat produced art, from the mid-70's to the mid-80's, though it has yet to fade completely from the art landscape.
Neo-expressionism often explores social commentary and individuality using bold colors and violent, emotive lines, as if the artist threw the paint onto the canvas. Undoubtedly, neo-expressionism has also strongly influenced street art (and vice versa), through the use of crude materials and hasty production. If you can't imagine what we're talking about, read on: here are 20 Artists You Might Like If You Like Basquiat"