We’re pleased to announce that all our existing print subscribers and the next 500 will receive “Strange & Unlovely,” a coloring book by brush master Martin Ontiveros.
This subscriber exclusive is filled with the handpainted arcane images Martin has become known for: fanged, mystical scary, sharp, and somehow, kind of lovable. If you aren’t a subscriber, now is your chance to get on board and get this special thing in your envelope with HF Vol. 48. Subscribe at our store here. Check out previews by clicking through the link!
The wild oil paintings of Kit Mizeres return in a new show at Arch Enemy Arts. “Farewell Transmission” explores the concept of solitude, with new works packed with mythological symbols and inspiration from the artist’s travels. Mizeres was last mentioned on HiFructose.com here.
With “Feast of Totems,” oil painter Emily Mae Smith examines and deconstructs motifs from art history, “claiming space for feminine subjectivity” and often featuring a multi-representational “Broom” character. The show kicks off on June 9 and runs through July 14 at the gallery Contemporary Fine Arts in Berlin.
Self-taught Scottish artist Pinkie Maclure crafts stained glass works tackling contemporary themes while acknowledging the form’s history. The artist recently won the Zealous Emerge Craft Prize for her work, described as reinventing “a medieval art form to question the modern world, through darkly humorous stories and wryly observed imagery.”
The surreal sculptures of Jesse Thompson pair youthful figures with massive, weathered “lifecasts”, revealing deeper themes within each scene. The artist says these narrative three-dimensional scenes are inspired by comics and other forms of sequential art.
Philippines native Kiko Capile draws surreal, writhing distortions on the human form. The artist’s stirring scenes move between elegant and horror-driven mutations. The artist often shares process photos of these drawings on his Instagram account.