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For the past few decades, New York City-based painter Lisa Yuskavage has challenged norms in figurative art and blended progressive concepts with acknowledgement to the history of the form.

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Russia-born, New York-based artist Dima Rebus creates arresting watercolors with visuals that blend surrealism and modernized labeling. Recent works move between quiet scenes and crowd-filled cacophonies, packed with contemporary commentary. He was last featured on HiFructose.com here.

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Inside a Charlotte studio, a hundred faces peer in different directions. These are the unsettling, yet engrossing sculptures of Dustin Farnsworth, a current resident at the McColl Center for Art + Innovation. As the artist prepared for his upcoming show, titled “Tell Me More,” he spoke to Hi-Fructose about his latest, massive works.

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Antony Crossfield, an artist based in London, manipulates his photographs to create new ways of looking at our natural forms. Series like “Second Skin” take the outer shell of the human body and pushes it outside of the boundaries of superficiality. It’s in these exercises that Crossfield aims to “to present the body not as a protective envelope that defines and unifies our limits, but as an organ of physical and psychical interchange between bodies.”

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Alex Grey is a leading practitioner of visionary art, which attempts to tap into the metaphysical and expand awareness. He’s done this through several mediums, but he’s currently working on an ambitious project far bigger than the canvas: an entire temple. Entheon is the name of the structure Grey and wife/artist Allyson Grey are currently building.

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Jenna Andersen, an artist/illustrator based in Williamsburg, Va., creates immersive, hyperdetailed scenes, often with surreal overtones. The artist often injects only pops of color into her personal work, rendering natural backdrops in intricate linework, with her animal and human subjects as the pieces’ points of entry. In other works, these typically monochromatic settings are given lush, gouache hues.