Hans Hemmert uses balloon sculptures to explore the idea of space and form, having the objects take the place of human figures and massive structures. The artist evolved from the human-sized, yellow works of the 1990s to a recent assemblage that takes the shape of an enormous tank.
Whether in a gallery or on a public wall, Li-Hill’s hybrid imagery carries distinctive energy, movement, and weight. The Brookyln-based artist uses painting, stenciling, and sculptural elements to create those pieces, often packed with social observation. The artist was last featured on HiFructose.com here.
Federico Infante blends the figurative and the abstract in his stirring acrylic paintings. His upcoming show at Hugo Galerie in New York, “The Geography of Hope,” collects a new body of work from the artist. The show begins May 26 and runs through June 17. Infante was last featured on HiFructose.com here.
Christian Russo crafts illustrations that seem to both utilize and parody elements from popular culture. The Chicago-based artist blends multiple approaches to each aspect of a work, showing an ability in emulating tattoo art, comic characters, realism, and other styles.
Rendered in crosshatched pen and ink, Akira Beard’s “Life Drawings” carry both an energy nad humanity in each of their vague forms. While the artist’s paintings tend to be more vibrant and abstract, his drawings are vulnerable and more controlled in execution. The artist was last featured on HiFructose.com here.
The latest work from artist Greg “Craola” Simkins explores the daydreams of youth, offering alternative universes and fantastical creatures. His new show with KP Projects, “The Escape Artist,” collects those new paintings and drawings. Simkins was last mentioned on HiFructose.com here, and he created the cover and was featured in Hi-Fructose Vol. 41.