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Amanda Greive‘s oil paintings contain both conversations about gender and the history of art itself. Using feminine iconography and abstraction, she injects intrigue into her realistic works while maintaining a consistent elegance and absorbing quality.

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At first glance, Nathaniel Mary Quinn‘s works may appear as collages. But the Chicago-raised artist’s stirring portraits are rendered in charcoal, oil-paint, paint-stick, gouache and oil pastel by his own hands, an alchemistic process that is both meticulous and intuitive. Much of his work pulls from his own experiences, composite memories that mix bright pop cultural references and the bleakness found in his subjects.

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Dan Lydersen’s vibrant, yet disconcerting explorations take a look at the Western experience through the lens of childhood. His oil paintings often specifically look at suburbia, whether through a dystopic landscape packed with its icons or through a contemporary filter. Lydersen was last mentioned on HiFructose.com here.

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Futaro Mitsuki‘s hyperdetailed drawings use pointillism and mythology to craft absorbing scenes. The Tokyo-born artist crafts works that infuse a broader art history with traditional Japanese iconography. With works like 2017’s “Monna Lisa,” that infusion is both startling and most present.

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The “street interventions” of Belgium-based stencil artist Jaune put sanitation workers in strange, often humorous situations on walls across the world, using the contours and features of each site for inspiration. For many, the stencil work recalls the public work of practitioners like Banksy and Blew le Rat. His specific usage of sanitation workers, however, comes from personal experience.

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Chiharu Shiota has called her thread installations “drawings in space.” Using antique furniture and other objects evoking memory, her work has explored how we’re tethered to the past and each other. Shiota’s work, and her performance art, has recently taken over spaces at KODE-Art Museum of Bergen in Norway, Museum Nikolaikirche in Berlin, Kenji Taki Gallery in Japan, and SCAD Museum of Art in Georgia. The artist was last featured on HiFructose.com here.