Using painted resin, wood, and metal, New York-based artist Jiannan Wu’s recent relief sculptures feature scenes ripped from urban environments. The artist often plays with perspective whether it’s his distorted “Selfie” series or a visit to the city’s subway backdrops. A statement says that Wu is always considering multiple dimensions in his work.
In Niko Photographisme‘s “The Robot Next Door” series, the artist depicts a world in which robotic creatures are among us. Blending analog materials with a bit of digital manipulation to create a surreal final product, the artist is able to create an intimate view of a sci-fi scenario. Depicting the figures taking part in everyday activities, the pieces carry a surprising vulnerability to match the futuristic concept.
The embroidered monsters of Tracy Widdess add an unexpected texture to the horror genre. The Vancouver artist has called her practice “brutal knitting.” And with her talents in crafting textile fright, she embodies that label with both wearable and standalone pieces.
Jamie Adams offers striking oil paintings that “present the artist’s reconstruction of scenes from his father’s youth” in the new show “Blondie Bubba” at Jonathan Levine Projects. The works blend the influences of varying artforms while examining the idea of memory. Adam was featured in Hi-Fructose Vol. 40.
Carlo Alberto Rastelli, a painter who lives work works in Milan, blends an off-kilter palette and perspective with unexpected textures to explore humanity and art history. His works can feel at once intimate and otherworldly in how they approach depth and form. The painter attended the Academy of Fine Arts of Brera, Milan, and studied at the Academy of Fine Arts in Riga.