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.
Fiona Roberts crafts unsettling sculptures that insert human body parts into unlikely places. Whether its drapes, wallpaper, or closely placed pillows, the Australian artist’s work adds a ghostly quality to the objects that surround us. In a past statement, the artist offers insight into why she approaches her practice with this sensibility:
An ever-present quality in the illustrations and gallery work of J.A.W. Cooper is a blend of seemingly disparate influences. Her surreal pieces often carry a bit of fashion, a dash of fantasy, mythology and the natural world, and often, a bold femininity. The results are enchanting expression of Cooper’s diverse vision. The artist was last featured on HiFructose.com here.
Belinda Wiltshire crafts stirring oil paintings, carrying abstractions or other surreal touches that add intimacy to each portrait. The Melbourne-based painter works primarily in the figurative, and at times, fellow artists appear in her pieces. Peers like Tamara Dean and The Huxleys have been depicted by Wiltshire.
Bangkok-born artist Rook Floro mixes installation, sculpture, performance art, and other approaches for a singular, visceral experience. A statement says that he “draws from contention in his own life, which he likes to visualize in different series of artwork.” Recently, his “Blastard” experiences express a particularly vibrant and personal version of the artist.