Los Angeles artist Roberto Benavidez has reimagined characters from Hieronymus Bosch’s work in an likely sculptural form: piñatas. These life-sized versions of figures from Bosch works like “The Garden of Earthly Delights” bring 15-century sensibilities into three-dimensional existence. The work blends both traditional Mexican and European influences.
Marking his 50th birthday, Tim Biskup is reopening his FACE GUTS concept on Sept. 21. Below, we’ve asked Biskup about the Los Angeles project, as well as how his attitude toward art has evolved over time. He was last featured on HiFructose.com here.
Russia-born, New York-based artist Toma Vagner crafts dynamic, graphic-filled illustrations. Her works seem to combine the formalism of how-to guides with dynamic staging and absorbing messaging. Or, as the artist tells us: “My inspiration comes from Japanese bubble gum wraps, IKEA manuals and Russian Constructivism.”
Zimbabwe native Kudzanai-Violet Hwami’s engrossing work explores gender, spirituality, and differing cultures. Currently based in London, she crafts paintings that also implement pastels, charcoal, and other materials. Her work has been shown at the Royal Scottish Academy, National Gallery of Zimbabwe, Shonibare Studios in London, and beyond.
Shawn Huckins combines Internet culture and 18th- and 19th- century style portraits in his work. He offers a new collection of large acrylic paintings in “Athenaeum (I Can’t Pretend That This Is Poetry,” an upcoming show at Seattle’s Foster/White Gallery. The artist was featured in Hi-Fructose Vol. 32, and he was last featured on HiFructose.com here.
Michelle Avery Konczyk’s painted scenes use elements from the human body and the natural world, with absorbing and unsettling results. The works are often rendered in watercolor on paper mounted to panel for both a delicate, moody sensibility. The artist was last featured on HiFructose.com here.