Yujia Hu, a China-born chef and artist based in Milan, Italy, uses his culinary and sculptural skills to pay homage to sneaker culture. A former art student, Hu left school to work at his family’s restaurant, eventually taking the reins as a sushi chef. Now, his food sculptures use sushi as the base to emulate products from Nike, Adidas, and more.
Nadezda’s haunting oil paintings are studies in both order and chaos, as the artist’s fluid renderings blend intricate and abstract embellishments. A new show at Haven Gallery in Long Island, titled “Fly-By-Night,” meditates on femininity in this style. The show starts June 1 and lasts through June 18.
English painter Mary Jane Ansell creates work that both subverts gender roles and pays homage to the history of portraiture. In a new show at Corey Helford Gallery in Los Angeles, “Of Dreams, Birds and Bones,” she offers a series of paintings that evolves these ideas. The show kicks of June 10 and lasts through July 8. Ansell was last featured on HiFructose.com here.
Skinner, a self-taught, Oakland-based artist, stars in a new show with Super Deluxe. “Drawing With Skinner” combines the vibes of the Bob Ross series “The Joy of Painting,” “Pee-wee’s Playhouse,” and “Wayne’s World.” Skinner, who makes paintings that combine psychedelic visions, pop culture, and other oddities, was featured in Hi-Fructose Vol. 14. He was last featured on HiFructose.com here.
Nathan Jurevicius, a Canadian/Australian artist and director, has turned his graphic novel “Junction” into an animated film. The artist works with 3D production studio OKTA to adapt the book, which was originally released by Koyama Press. Jurevicius is previously known for the brand Scarygirl, his fictional world that has spawned graphic novels, a video game, and other animations.
Houston artist/illustrator Stephen Bower offers a new collection of images that tell of an impending “Technocratic Dystopia.” His new show of Copro Gallery in Santa Monica, titled “Visions of a Terminal Reality,” taps into the political and social commentary laced throughout his intricate ink illustrations. In particular, the show seems to act as a sci-fi-tinged examination of where our currently reality could actually be headed. It kicks off today and runs through June 10.