Tokyo-born painter Toru Kamei is known for painting what he calls “beautiful nightmares,” arresting oil scenes that balance nature and morbidity. He was last featured on HiFructose.com here, and since that piece, the artist has a breakthrough in the fashion world. The artist recently collaborated with Dior Homme on an exclusive collection, implementing his work into both accessories and ensembles. Belgian fashion designer Kris Van Assche reportedly came across the artist’s work when researching floral motifs.
Vitaly Tsarenkov takes visual cues from 8-bit console games and early 3D animation yet crafts paintings on canvas, murals, and sculptures. The Russian artist transitioned from primarily graffiti work under the moniker SY to major gallery shows and crafting murals for festivals across the world. The artist’s works are held in private collections in France, Morocco, Russia, and beyond. The below works are acrylic paintings.
Artist Beth Cavener’s stoneware sculptures present creatures from the natural world in eerie, new lights. A new show at Jason Jacques Gallery in New York City collects new pieces from the artist. “The Other” presents works from the sculptor of several moods and approaches. Five “new major works” are presented in the show. Cavener was last featured on HiFructose.com here, and she was part of the Turn the Page: The First 10 Years of Hi-Fructose exhibition.
The surreal oil paintings of Mexico-born artist Jose Luis Lopez Galvan put elegant, yet strange twists on the familiar. His works recall masters like Rembrandt and Dali, while blending in a contemporary tinge and Galvan’s singular, twisted vision. The artist was last featured on HiFructose.com here.
Ron English‘s oil paintings have long entertained, bewildered, and challenged viewers in each’s absorbing strangeness. In a new show at Corey Helford Gallery, titled “TOYBOX: America in the Visuals,” the artist offers his latest body of work. The pop art legend’s show starts Dec. 2 and runs through Dec. 30. The new collection deploys “the artist’s long established visual vocabulary into multi-layered narratives of ambition and imagination.” English was last mentioned on HiFructose.com here.
Cover: Bea Szenfeld Anderson (From the White Collection). Photo by Joel Rhodin.
We’re pleased to announce an interesting upcoming book project that is now available for pre-order here, and arrives in early 2018. Hi-Fructose: New Contemporary Fashion is an experimental look into the worlds of wearable art and fashion; where technology, sculpture, experimental materials, and other-worldly viewpoints have sparked a distinctly different kind of new contemporary fashion that bends genres and sparks new conversations, presenting atypical fashion through a Hi-Fructose lens. Published by Cernunnos. Edited and designed by Attaboy.