Aleah Chapin’s vulnerable figures exist within a spectrum of emotions: joy, contemplating, stoicism. Yet, in each, the painter has the ability to tie our natural states to nature itself, often crafting lush environments for her subjects. The artist is particularly influenced by the region she inhabited in her youth.
Ciou‘s vibrant, mixed-media works, with a sensibility labeled as “necro-kawai,” are collected in a new show at KochxBos Gallery in Amsterdam. The works in “The Inner Land Part 1” blend ink and acrylics on paper, with her signature characters in wildly active scenes. The show runs from March 24 through April 14 at the gallery. Ciou last appeared on HiFructose.com here.
Eva Redamonti’s dynamic, hyperdetailed drawings blend futurism and fantasy, her works often packed with tension and movement. Part of that tension can also be found in her approach, as she uses both India Ink on paper and digital coloring methods. Her work often moves between human and machine—with absorbing transitions.
The paintings of Moscow-born, Copenhagen-based artist Masha Gusova are not only in dialogue with art history, but also stir conversations within a single work. In creating these surreal convergences between scenes, the artist attempts make us “reassess the old patterns of thought that we are all subject to, and the need for us to allow them to shatter and be restructured throughout time.”
Tokyo-born artist Masaaki Sasamoto creates surreal worlds bathed in gold, mixing mythological iconography and the painter’s own, distinctive figures. The butterfly is one of the most common components in Sasamoto’s work, whether enveloping his subjects or fully embedded into them. Some of these scenes also carry notes of steampunk and futuristic, manga-inspired flourishes.
Sculptor/jewelry artist Rebecca Rose crafts scenes in ring form, pulling from cultural iconography and allegorical narratives. Her so-called “Sculpturings” are described as “a hybrid of small sculpture and wearable art cast in precious metals using the lost wax casting process.” Her work has been shown in both galleries and jewelry showcases alike.