Argentinian artist Gerardo Feldstein depicts men in jet black suits with extremely exaggerated gestures. These bald characters with big outstretched hands embody humorous narratives as they point, climb, reach, and grab at the unknown. The strikingly long bodies defy gravity and seem to stretch before the eye as they balance tediously on white pedestals. His work is reminiscent of the bold works by Swiss sculpture Alberto Giacometti, who came to be regarded as one of the leading surrealist sculptors in the 1920s through the 1960s. Feldstein’s detailed sculptures are a combination of resin, wire, and an array of other materials. See more of these bizarre sculptures after the jump!
Coinciding with his current exhibition at Fifty24SF, Barcelona-based street artist Aryz recently painted a mural in San Francisco in collaboration with public art organization WallspaceSF. Titled “The Style is the Limit,” Aryz’s solo show explores the idea of artists setting limitations on their own creativity in order to develop an individual style. The show features new paintings as well as studies and a sculpture. These small-scale works inform Aryz’s process in creating his enormous, surreal outdoor works. Take a look at the completed mural and some process shots below and check out some of Aryz’s other recent murals and photos from his studio after the jump.
French artist Emile Morel creates candy-colored digital artworks brimming with detail. Setting the stage in fantasy landscapes that appear to be somewhere high above the clouds, Morel blends a sense of whimsical fantasy with an underlying perverseness and even forbidden sexuality. The light and airy works captivate with their myriad characters and lofty landscapes. Take a look at some of Morel’s artwork after the jump.
This Saturday, Los Angeles-based painter Van Arno (featured in Hi-Fructose Vol. 14) will open a solo show in Shooting Gallery‘s project space in San Francisco titled “Tame Nor Sane.” Inspired by Romanticism and pop culture alike, Van Arno presents a new series of paintings that pursue the erotic themes that run through his previous work, this time in a more supernatural and haunting setting. Nude women with voluptuous bodies partially covered by fetish costumes find themselves battling death or conjuring Earth spirits. Van Arno’s deft hand captures their straining muscles and knitted brows in these exaggerated struggles. Take a look at some of Van Arno’s new work after the jump and check out “Tame Nor Sane” May 11 – June 1.
Japanese designer Tokujin Yoshioka created an installation that surrounded his artwork and filled a large gallery space in Miami with 2 million transparent straws. Tokujin has been designing works and creating installations that capture and filter light since 1988. He is an award winning designer and has designed for top companies such as BMW, Hermes, Toyota, Swarovski, and many more. Using his innovative design sensibility he transforms everyday materials such as glass, fabrics, plastic, and paper into elegant art objects. See more after the jump!
Multi-disciplinary artist Crystal Wagner creates deceptively natural-looking environments with paper and other materials purchased from dollar stores and office supply chains. Whether working on drawings, installations or printmaking, Wagner begins all of her work with an organic mark, allowing shapes to emerge and multiply like moss or fungus from another planet. Wagner recently created an installation titled “Urban Kudzu,” which is on view at the Zuckerman Museum of Art in Georgia and is currently setting up “Urban Kudzu II” in New York art space HERE for the three-person exhibition “The Color Wheel” opening May 10, which also features Christopher Smith and Jung S. Kim. She will also be featured in Spoke Art‘s booth at the upcoming ArtMRKT fair in San Francisco May 16 – 19. Read more after the jump!