Jeff Gillette’s paintings juxtapose the ruinous landscapes of shanty towns with the flourishes of Disney theme parks. In a new show at Copro Gallery, titled “Worst Case Scenario,” the artist’s latest explorations are shown. The show runs through July 7 at the Santa Monica space. Gillette was last featured on HiFructose.com here.
Nicola Samorì’s paintings and sculptures recreate the elegance of the Baroque and then physically deconstruct it, baring the layers that lie below. The artist’s process is a highly technical one, based on the techniques of the Old Masters, and then scraping, slashing, or tearing for something wholly contemporary.
Leon Keer’s realistic paintings toy with depth, each a startling, larger-than-life recreation. In recent gallery work, the artist’s pieces take a nostalgic, and at times, playful turn. Yet, within the oversized Matchbox car and playful Gummy bear-packed Vicodin box, there are deeper perspectives being shared. The artist’s practice includes both street work and more traditional settings.
The vulnerable, fantastical oil paintings of Scott G. Brooks offer both narratives and raw portraiture. Though the artist has a knack for large-scale, intricate scenes, he can pack immense power in his single-character works. Brooks was last featured on our website here. In a statement, the artist talks about where his paintings come from.
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!