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Nigel Cox’s sparse scenes pit realistic figures against vague or turbulent backdrops. The solitude exhibited in these oil paintings may recall the work of artists like Brett Armory, with entirely different approaches to environment.

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Jacob Brostrup’s oil paintings overlay backdrops and scenes, creating dreamlike journeys into the subconscious. Figures and the natural world blend with both unruliness and precision, carefully crafted works that make use of the artist’s talents with color and depth.

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Mark Gleason’s new stirring, dreamlike oil paintings explore nocturnal and psychological themes. In a new show at La Luz De Jesus Gallery in Los Angeles, titled “Sleepless,” the painter offers a new series of works that explore both broad and personal themes for the artist. The artist was last featured on HiFructose.com here.

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The vulnerable expressions of Annie Montgomerie’s figures give them a surreal quality, each a product of recycled material. The U.K.-based mixed-media artist has built a following with her often-whimsical animal-human hybrids, often emphasizing the latter part of the equation in their essence. Each of these works are one-of-kind, the artist says.

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Josie Morway’s enigmatic, absorbing tableaus pair winged creatures with abstraction and peculiar textures. A new show at Creatura House in Seattle, titled “Adaptations,” collects new oil and enamel paintings from the artist that show both the beauty of nature and dark encroachment of mankind. The artist was last featured on HiFructose.com here.

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In Rebecca Morgan’s ceramics work, her surreal and humorous sensibility is at its most visceral. Her sculptural work often takes the form out of unsettling, yet enchanting heads, carrying exaggerated features and expressions.