Based in the Balearic Islands in the Mediterranean, Joshua Burbank creates autumn-hued works that explore the idea of modern womanhood. Burbank is opening a solo show titled “Sacred Geometry: Faith, Trust and Angel Dust” at The Outsiders Newcastle on June 21. Burbank begins his creative process with collage, crafting his baroque imagery using bits and pieces of high-end magazines. He then converts these images into oil paintings, coalescing abstract marks into detailed portraits of women draped in rich fabrics and languishing in ornate interiors. Take a look at a preview of Burbank’s new work after the jump and see the show June 21 through July 20.
Austrian street artist Nychos (featured in our forthcoming issue, Hi-Fructose Vol. 28) is fascinated by animals’ anatomies, diving into the grotesque in his murals and illustrations without any sort of squeamishness. The son of traditional Austrian hunters, Nychos is drawn to the visceral qualities of bones and intestines, unafraid to make light of the bloody messes he creates in his action-packed artworks. Nychos is opening a solo show in Detroit’s Inner State Gallery this Friday, June 21, titled “I’d Like to Meat You.” For the past month, Nychos has been staying in Detroit to put the final touches on the drawings and paintings for the show and to create new murals around the city. The abundance of butcher shops in the neighborhood of Inner State Gallery have provided an endless source of inspiration. Read more after the jump!
The dramatic nylon sculptures by Dutch artist Rosa Verloop are eerie and distorted representations of human heads and bodies. These three-dimensional bodies are held together by a series of pins and threads. The flesh tones of the nylons add a disturbing level of realism to these dysmorphic objects. Verloop is an artist based out of the Netherlands where she continues to create works that are both intriguing and at the same time grotesque. See more after the jump!
Known for her richly-detailed storybook worlds, Femke Hiemstra will debut a new solo show at Los Angeles’ Merry Karnowsky Gallery titled “Fiebertraum” (“Fever Dream” in German) this Saturday, June 22. For this new series, the artist presents some of her most elaborate work yet. Hiemstra illuminates private moments in the lives of her anthropomorphic animal characters, exposing her viewers to intimate household scenes and spiritual experiences alike to give a well-rounded understanding of this imaginary world. The new work for “Fiebertraum” is brimming with visual details from the presentation (many of the paintings are rendered on altar-like panels adorned with tassels) to the patterns and textures of the animals’ fur. Hiemstra will be showing alongside Deedee Cheriel and Mel Kadel. Take a look at some of the work in the show after the jump and check out “Fiebertraum” June 22 through July 20.
Norwegian artist Are Mokkelbost creates elaborate, hallucinatory dreamscapes in his cut paper collages. Stacking subtle gradients of color, Mokkelbost culls together reflective prisms that seem to rise up like smoke. The repetitive geometry creates psychedelic formations that morph into recognizable shapes. Take a look at some of Mokkelbost’s detailed work after the jump.
Working primarily with acrylic, Korean artist Jieun Park paints nocturnal cityscapes interrupted by sweeping, abstract brushstrokes. Park paints precise, angular lines, illustrating tightly-packed architecture only to obliterate it with white marks. These alternating patterns of nothingness and copious detail invite the viewers’ imaginations to fill in the gaps in these microcosms. Take a look at some of Park’s work after the jump!