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Mu Pan’s massive painted battle scenes are teeming with both details and satire, humor and an introspective bleakness. The Chinese-American painter, based in Brooklyn, New York, reflects varying periods of art history in each work. And his newer paintings, rendered in acrylic on wood, reflect his fascination with Asian war history, pop culture, dinosaurs, and other topics.

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Italian-American painter/sculptor Nicola Verlato first noticed similarities between the vector graphics of the film Tron and early Renaissance work back in 1982. Since, he’s pursued a new methodology in how figurative works are produced, now integrating CGI software into his approach. In a new show at Gallery Poulsen in Copenhagen, the artist premieres works that continue the artist’s evolution. “New Methodological Foundations for Contemporary Painting” kicks off May 5 and lasts through Oct. 6. Verlato was last featured on HiFructose.com here.

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Marwane Pallas, a self-taught French photographer, explores the likeness between the insides of the human body and objects created by nature often consumed by us. In the series “Doctrine of Signatures,” different types of fruits and plants stand in place for the brain, lungs, and more. Pallas cites folk medicine as the root of the idea for this series.

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Pop surrealist Philip Slagter returns to the Los Angeles art scene with a new collection of acrylic paintings this weekend. In a new show dubbed “The Comeback,” the 70-year-old’s new works are teeming with pop culture, historical, and religious images. The show runs at La Luz De Jesus Gallery from May 5 through May 28, and references the artist’s travels and can be seen as a “historical mash-up that reflects different eras of kitsch rendered authentically, whether the style is graffiti, anime, ’50s cartoons or hyper-realism,” the gallery says.

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Nomi Chi, a Vancouver-based illustrator and tattoo artist, creates mysterious, sometimes playful images that often explore identity. Whether it’s on paper, sculptural, or in mural form, these strange characters mix the absorbing and the unsettling. Though accomplished in both tattooing and illustration, the latter carries more personal themes for the artist.

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IKEA presents ART EVENT 2017, a limited edition collection of twelve posters each featuring the artwork of twelve diverse artists from around the world. For this third installment of ART EVENT, IKEA put all attention to hand drawings from both emerging as well as established artists such as such as Jean Jullien, Amandine Uruty, Steven Harrington and Yasuto Sasada. The posters are available in limited quantity for only a few more weeks or while supply last. Here today, gone tomorrow. Don’t miss out on the opportunity to grab great art. IKEA: ART EVENT 2017