Jonas Burgert’s oil paintings are packed with surreal figures and fluorescent hues. These strange scene sometimes appear as both piles and explosions of disparate objects and beings, with still faces staring above them. His single-figure studies, meanwhile, are often wrapped and confined, yet eerily content. He was last featured on HiFructose.com here.
Colombian artist GLeo covers walls across the world with her vibrant murals, with figures often adorned with masks and other surreal embellishments. She emerged as a popular muralist in her native South America, but she now brings these homegrown influences to spots everywhere. Much of her mural work is accomplished with brushstrokes, offering absorbing textures.
Scott Radke‘s carved figures teem with creepiness and absorbing detail. He offers a collection of new characters in the show “Home at Last” at Haven Gallery in Long Island, New York. The show’s figures evolve Radke’s longstanding fascination with the unsettling, each new work carrying both grace and a sense of magic. He was last featured on HiFructose.com here.
Italian artist Millo creates enormous murals that often contain scenes of wonder with young subjects. (The artist was last featured on HiFructose.com here.) We recently asked the artist about his process and why he works with such large-scale canvases. Check out our Q&A below.
Felicia Chiao, a self-described “industrial designer by day and illustrator by night,” crafts drawings of humorous and fantastical scenes, packed with vibrant details. Her signature bald, naked protagonist seems to be a stand-in for all of us, taking in the wonder or other range of emotions in each piece.
Linda Cordell’s ceramic sculptures offer familiar creatures and figures, yet many carry a darker edge. Much of Cordell’s work depicts the animal kingdom, in varying states of tension or external conflict. Most sculptures carry the natural color of porcelain, with pops of bright hues that mark points of interest (or impact, depending on the piece).