Troy Lovegates may be known for high-profile work like murals and gallery installations, but the artist’s most absorbing work also comes through his strange, surreal figures. Lovegates, also known by the moniker “Other,” applies his knack for shifting perspective into odd characters with acrylic on basswood. He was last mentioned on HiFructose.com here.
Njideka Akunyili Crosby combines painting, drawing, collage, and photo transfers to create engrossing scenes. Much of her work has an autobiographical slant, offering insight on Crosby’s life between her native Nigeria and current home of the U.S. Within the textures of the work, you’ll find photos from old family albums and Nigerian publications.
Lucy Glendinning’s figures carry absorbing, yet unsettling textures alien to the human body. The artist uses material like wax, duck feathers, timber, jesmonite, glass, and other materials for her strange, often fetal-positioned characters. For some, Glendinning’s work may recall the feather-based sculptures of Kate MccGwire, last featured on HiFructose.com here. A past statement offers some insight on Glendinning’s vision.
Christopher R. Doran, known as Click Mort to the art world, has passed away. The visual artist and musician was known for his “recapitated figures,” using parts of separate ceramic figures to create hybrid, surreal creatures. He was featured in Hi-Fructose Vol. 34 and on HiFructose.com here and here.
Bahamas native Lavar Munroe‘s 2D and 3D works blend real-world, bleak experiences and mythology. His works can appear at once visceral and intimate in their execution. Through his sculptures of humans and canines, as well as his mixed-media scenes, the artist “maps a personal journey of survival and trauma in a world of gang violence, drugs, murder, self-discovery, development and overcoming obstacles through self-determination,” Jack Bell Gallery says.
Olivia Kemp’s massive drawings, mostly rendered in pen, contain a preposterous amount of detail. Her work often contains historical structures enveloped by the natural world. The drawings can take months at a time to complete.