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Avery Singer’s acrylic paintings blend abstract and figurative sensibilities, with a process that’s just as diverse. Her underdrawing is crafted using 3D software, and then, the artist applies the traditional material over that framework. In the past, much of her work has been grayscaled, though her recent experimentations with color offer new life to this style.

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Using acrylics, black gesso, gold leaf, and wood, Tenmyouya Hisashi calls upon the history of Japanese painting in narratives and creations that span the past, present, and future. These works render a robotic transport with the same elegance of centuries-old weaponry. His sweeping battles scenes and portraits function under the banner of his “Neo Nihonga” style.

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Scott Kirschner’s provoking paintings obscure as many as they reveal, blending fantasy and dark surrealism in each scene. His fine art practice is complemented from an illustration career, where he became one of the first major artists associated with the Magic: The Gathering card game. His recent shows, with galleries such as Arch Enemy Arts, offer an unchained look inside the artist’s mind.

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The action-filled paintings of Conor Harrington pit nameless political tribes against each other. His explorations of patriotism and contemporary social themes come in the form of Baroque figures, combining classical oil painting techniques and graffiti influences. The artist most recently expressed this thread in “The Story of Us and Them” at HENI Gallery in London.

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The disturbing, dreamlike figures of Cajsa von Zeipel are crafted in mixed media. The artist’s practice moves between polished, bronze creatures and ones created with materials like resin, fiberglass, plaster, styrofoam, steel, synthetic hair, wood, and more. Many seem to be involved in their own narratives, experiencing feelings of terror, ecstasy, or in transit.

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The figurative works of Paul Reid revive the world of ancient Greek mythology, yet render new scenes through the artist’s contemporary vantage point. Though Reid’s education and understanding of form owes much to the masters of yesterday, his own cinematic style comes through in each of these scenes, feeling at once elegant and casual.