Yoshitoshi Kanemaki’s recent mindbending wooden sculptures carry cerebral and haunting vibes, each evolving in tone as the viewer observes from different perspectives. The artist was featured in Hi-Fructose Vol. 38 and he last appeared on HiFructose.com here.
Lulu Lin’s drawings subvert the human form in surprising and engrossing ways, whether in her editorial illustrations or personal work. In recent work for MAYDAY magazine, Migrant Journal, and other publications, these cascading faces fill the page and offer a tension in both repelling and garnering fixation.
In Ian Cumberland’s recent work, the painter adds sculptural and illusionary touches to his hyperdetailed portraits. The work also plays on the idea of portraiture itself, with screens and text underscoring a self-awareness in his work. Cumberland was last featured on HiFructose.com here.
In sculptor Alessandro Gallo’s new body of work, “Most of the Time,” the artist evolves his ceramic human-animal characters in new situations and reflections. The series is on display in a show currently packing Abmeyer + Wood in Seattle until May 31. Gallo was last featured on HiFructose.com here and appeared in Hi-Fructose Vol. 24.
Using his “Emotigun,” Tadas Maksimovas offers a look at how our need for constant affirmation would appear in the physical realm. This “motor-powered, remote-controlled machine slingshot” was created by Maksimovas, designed by Martijn Koomen, and had its first prototyped version crafted by YouTube star Jorg Sprave. In the video below, Maksimovas offers himself as a target.
Robert Burden‘s latest, massive oil painting “Elephantidae” is the result of 18 months of work. The painting shows Billy, the iconic Asian elephant whose life at the LA Zoo has been the center of controversy, surrounded by more than 50 toys related to his species.