There is a lot of superb art being made these days; this column by Allison Malafronte shines light on a trio of gifted individuals.

NIKITA BUDKOV (b. 1995), a Russian-American painter currently residing in California, works in a style he calls “contemporary traditional and magi-cal realism,” motivated by his pursuit of the mystical and beautiful. He is also inspired by music, so his paintings are titled after songs that have significant meaning to him.

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