Puerto Rico-born muralist Bik Ismo is known for, among other imagery, crafting chrome figures and objects on walls across the world. Playing with “reflective” surfaces and light, the artist is able to create startling illusions. This sensibility has brought the artist’s hand to recent projects in Taiwan, Belgium, New Zealand, and Dubai.
Justin Lim’s recent acrylic and enamel paintings convene symbols of both nature’s beauty and manmade destruction. The dominant aspect of each work, whether a mushroom cloud or floral arrangement, is only a point of entry for a work that reveals itself as critiquing multiple concepts at a time.
Jonathan Chapline‘s paintings emulate early computer graphics, while drawing upon the history of art in his work. The artist uses depth and shadows to add further mystique and drama to his scenes, moving between still-life and figurative narratives.
Stacey Rozich‘s new watercolor paintings are part of a body of work titled “Constellation Applebee’s,” and though it’s packed with folkloric and otherworldly sights, there’s an even more personal edge to her new work. The paintings are collected in the new show named for the series at Showboat Gallery in Los Angeles. She was last featured on the site here.
Paolo Grassino’s strange sculptural creatures teeter between organic and manmade forms. Using both contemporary synthetic materials and elements such as iron and wax, his contemplative inhabit spaces across the world. Further, some of the Italian’s figurative works appears as though it’s still coming into form, rather than already realized.
Michelle Avery Konczyk’s riveting watercolor paintings offer surreal, intimate portraits. With the artist’s custom framing for each work, each work functions as a gateway to the artist’s explorations. The artist’s new show, “Les Fleurs” at Arch Enemy Arts, offers her most recent work and runs through June 28. The artist was last featured on HiFructose.com.