Inspired by personal experiences, a mix of cultures, rituals, and traveling the world, artist Jim Skull creates elaborate woven skull sculptures. He likes to be referred to as Jim Skull as a reflection of his interest in skulls; a symbol that he has been working with since the 1980s. He is currently living in France where he creates beautifully crafted sculptures out of rope, Papier-mâché, and other natural materials. He was born in New Caledonia and there’s no doubt that the influences of the tribal arts from Oceania, Africa, and North America are evident within his technique. See more of how Jim Skull has brought a contemporary twist to the timeless subject of mortality after the jump!
Since 2005, we have had exclusive releases and signings by Hi-Fructose featured artists at San Diego Comic-Con. Each time, we’ve brought out special items only available at the event. We’re please to give a sneak peek of our first, Junko Mizuno‘s “Pancakes.” This large 14″x17″ beautifully silk screened serigraph on 3/4″ wood. Hi-Fructose signings will include exclusive releases by Audrey Kawasaki, Luke Chueh, and Junko Mizuno and the Hi-Fructose booth will be hosted by Last Gasp (who published the Hi-Fructose Collected Edition 3 Box Set) this year. Stay tuned for complete details on signing times, prices and more details and get a closer look at Junko’s print here on Hi-Fructose!
Based in Paris, Korean-born artist Jung Yeon Min cultivates surreal worlds that evoke 3D renderings for a video game even though they are painted entirely by hand. The universes that Min imagines appear both expansive and miniature, as if she has zoomed into the inside of a human cell or blasted us into outer space to show us the surface of a foreign planet. The abstract, biomorphic forms Min paints create a vivid illusion of depth, allowing the human figures she places in these surreal landscapes to appear minuscule, sometimes even helpless. Take a look at some of her work after the jump!
While varied in their approaches, Adam Caldwell, Joram Roukes and Ekundayo practice a dreamlike style of painting, overlapping hazy forms and obscuring them with abstract clouds of color. The three artists weave nebulous narratives, challenging the viewer to piece together the various visual elements floating in their busy yet subtle compositions. Caldwell, Roukes and Ekundayo will be showing at LA’s Thinkspace together in July in a show titled “Reflections of a New Generation.” Take a look at our early preview of the show after the jump and see the exhibition July 13 through August 3.
This Saturday, Cotton Candy Machine in Brooklyn will debut the third annual “Tiny Trifecta,” a group show featuring small-scale works from extensive roster of artists — including Mark Ryden, Yosuke Ueno, AJ Fosik, Ron English, Victor Castillo, Luke Chueh, Michael Motorcycle, Alex Pardee, Audrey Kawasaki and many more that we’ve covered in print and online. The artists will present three works each, giving viewers a sampling of their diverse aesthetics packed into a fun-sized format. Take a look at our preview of the show and check the Cotton Candy Machine website for the complete line-up of artists. “Tiny Trifecta” will be on view June 15 through July 7. More after the jump!
Philadelphia artist Hilary White works with hand cut wood and various paint mediums to make art with unusual layers and combinations. Imaginatively depicted waterfalls and animals take on a three dimensional quality and pop out from the wall. Without hesitation she incorporates materials such as wood, acrylic sheets, oil and acrylic paints, aerosol paints, and glitter. White’s large-scale sculptural paintings are bursting with attention getting new wave day-glo psychedelic colors reminiscent of the classic retro pop culture of the 80s. See more after the jump!