Massive drawings by Brianna Angelakis are absorbing self-portraits, placing the artist among contorted shapes and forms. The graphite work impresses at any distance, and in a statement, the artist explains her pursuit in these portraits and her own state as being “transfixed by beauty, I remain stationary amid the nonsensical world. Through a metamorphosis, my past failures transform into elements of beauty, as I become a fantastical monument to my vexation, acting within the spectacle of the absurd.” She was last featured on HiFructose.com here.
Robert Proch, an artist and animator based in Poland, created kinetic, seemingly erratic worlds in his paintings. Influences in the artist’s style include contemporary street art and graffiti, impressionism, and even “classic caricature.”
Boston-based painter Nicole Duennebier creates biomorphic paintings that blend the concepts of still-life with vague, sometimes unsettling lifeforms. These growths hint at marine life and other oddities of the natural world. Though, the artist says, the paintings’ subjects are “more spontaneous generations than firmly rooted in actual living organisms.”
Los Angeles painter Lola Gil is known for her surreal, dreamlike works that reference the artist’s own history and the form itself. Her new show at KP Projects, “Outside in Doors,” collect paintings created over a two year span, which explore the subconscious and toy with scale and memory. Gil was last featured on HiFructose.com here.
Artists Travis Lampe and Travis Louie created the art for the upcoming “card throwing/tile game” Vampires vs. Unicorns: Floor War. The Yumfactory game was constructed by game designer Jim DuBois and Hi-Fructose co-founder Attaboy, based on an original concept by DuBois.
Los Angeles-based artist Sergio Barrale, who creates enormous, absorbing drawings, is now featured his first major solo show. “Our Private Religion” opens on Saturday (April 1) at Last Rites Gallery and runs through April 22. Barrale was last mentioned on HiFructose.com here, and he was included in Hi-Fructose Magazine Vol. 41.