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Cai Guo-Qiang’s work, including the monumental “Sky Ladder,” transforms the space with seemingly minimalist strokes. However, much of the work comes out of meticulous planning and labored execution. Recent portraits also continue the artist’s use of surprising materials, such as the gunpowder portraits below.

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Hiromi Tango textile work functions as both static, otherworldly growths in galleries across the globe and elements activated through performance art. Yet, much of the artist’s work is also about connecting directly with the artist, via performances that activate her writhing forms. Recent work has also taken her vision outside of traditional spaces.

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In Prescilla-Mary Maisani’s latest series of sculptures, “Frog’s Dynasty,” she presents amphibian deities that reflect contemporary self-infatuation. Displayed poolside, their obsession with luxury is underscored, with the artist recently displaying these works in Corsica. While previous series manipulated the human form, Maisani’s new set takes a more cartoonish and sardonic turn.

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Italian artist PixelPancho is known for a fascination with robots, yet his massive murals go beyond contemplations on technology and into metaphysical territory. His work, found on walls across the world, offer an interconnected narrative from piece to piece, gradually unfolding the painter’s broad examination of what it means to be human.

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The work of Gerwyn Davies blends photography and sculpture, utilizing everyday objects to obscure the body and create surreal vignettes. In his “Alien” series, the artist’s use of simplistic, geometric shapes offer an interplay between light and shadows against diverse backdrops. Elsewhere, in summer-themed series like “Heatwave” and “Sunny Boys,” he manipulates inflatables to evoke sun-soaked decadence.