Prague artist Josefína Jonášová crafts surreal sculptures that toy with perspective and explore social issues. She uses fiberglass, concrete, epoxy, iron, and other materials to create her dynamic figures. Her public sculptures have appeared across the Czech Republic.
Toni Hamel’s recent oil paintings explore our relationship with the natural world. In particular, Hamel shows us how our selfishness and dominion over animals taken an even more disastrous turn. These pieces are part of a body of work called “The Land of Id.” She was last featured on HiFructose.com here.
Los Angeles artist Roberto Benavidez has reimagined characters from Hieronymus Bosch’s work in an likely sculptural form: piñatas. These life-sized versions of figures from Bosch works like “The Garden of Earthly Delights” bring 15-century sensibilities into three-dimensional existence. The work blends both traditional Mexican and European influences.
Marking his 50th birthday, Tim Biskup is reopening his FACE GUTS concept on Sept. 21. Below, we’ve asked Biskup about the Los Angeles project, as well as how his attitude toward art has evolved over time. He was last featured on HiFructose.com here.
Russia-born, New York-based artist Toma Vagner crafts dynamic, graphic-filled illustrations. Her works seem to combine the formalism of how-to guides with dynamic staging and absorbing messaging. Or, as the artist tells us: “My inspiration comes from Japanese bubble gum wraps, IKEA manuals and Russian Constructivism.”
Zimbabwe native Kudzanai-Violet Hwami’s engrossing work explores gender, spirituality, and differing cultures. Currently based in London, she crafts paintings that also implement pastels, charcoal, and other materials. Her work has been shown at the Royal Scottish Academy, National Gallery of Zimbabwe, Shonibare Studios in London, and beyond.