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Kit Mizeres creates vibrant gouache and watercolor works packed with surreal elements and influences. An artist and illustrator “living on the road,” both Mizeres and her work travels the country for shows and projects.

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Japanese artist Akika Kurata crafts intimate, absorbing portraits of mostly female subjects. Using acrylic gouache, she creates works with both depth and tender, faded aspects that appear ghostly in nature. At the center of each portrait is an attempt to capture humanity.

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Japanese artist Keiichi Tanaami has been a force in contemporary art for several decades. His latest work offers yet another evolution for the Hi-Fructose Vol. 38 cover artist, with his electric, vibrant pieces. A new show at Nanzuka in Tokyo, titled “Amulet of the Tapir” collects these new paintings. The show kicked off in June and runs through Aug. 5.

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Los Angeles-based artist Edith Waddell creates riveting illustrations that call upon nature, otherworldly imagery, and human conflict. These explorations present both absorbing narratives and straightforward studies. In a statement, the artist talks about the themes she commonly explores.

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Zach Brown, a 27-year-old Pittsburgh painter, creates paintings teeming with mythological and spiritual references. He accomplishes this with a blend of both metallic and subdued hues, focusing on the human form and injecting it into surreal situations. Influences seem to range from William Blake to Paul Gauguin.

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The latest work from oil painter Jeremy Mann is a collaboration with clothing designer/set designer Christina Molcillo. Mann says his work has the quality of “something dreamlike and lost, or a thing once wonderful and now forgotten,” and with his new show, “Theater of Light,” this thread evolves. The show, staged at Maxwell Alexander Gallery, opens July 15.