While some artists celebrate the inherent beauty of the human form, the illustrations of Taylor Williams focus on its strangeness. The Charlotte-based artist draws and animates characters and scenes that are packed with biting humor. The artist offers us some insight on why she depicts humanity in this way:
Joanne Nam’s oil paintings often focus on females or animals against desolate, wooded backdrops. Each stares off in contemplation, with Nam’s single-word titles often offering context with descriptors like “Lucid,” “Numb,” or “Belong.” Her recent works are even more dreamlike, blending in touches of gold leaf. Nam was last featured on HiFructose.com here.
Brandon Locher is a New York-based visual artist and musician with a prolific output in both areas. His “Mazes to the Motherlode” portfolio contains 50 pieces of art created over the past few years. These ink and graphite labyrinths differ in approach and convolution, yet all are alluring in their intricacies.
Devin Smith, working under the moniker “Awesome, Thanks,” crafts miniature versions of everyday objects, structures, and scenes, including a silkscreen T-shirt printing press. Smith started making miniatures in 2013, creating a small version of the T-shirt factory that employed him.
Illustrator Zoe Keller‘s absorbing, hyperdetailed odes to the natural world are rendered in graphite and ink. The Portland-based artist uses landscapes, field guides, and her own memories to source the varied flora and fauna that appear in her works. The artist says that she blends “hints of narrative” into her natural explorations.
Peter Saul’s surreal acrylic paintings have reflected, challenged, and parodied the status quo for the past six decades. In a new show at Mary Boone Gallery in New York, titled “Fake News,” Saul tackles the era of Trump in a new collection of paintings that rethink pieces of art history in the process. Saul was last mentioned on HiFructose.com here.